Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto & VIRTUAL

Culinary Stage

Elevate Your Culinary Program

Catch Canada's top up-incoming talent face-off at the annual Garland Canada Culinary competition. Learn about top kitchen and flavour trends and gain insights on money-making solutions from our partners. Gather inspiration for menu and restaurant experiences from our global culinary experts.

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Garland Canada Culinary Competition

Tuesday, May 10 - 12:30pm-3:45pm ET

See fires flare and knives fly at the annual Garland Canada Culinary competition. Our twelve finalists have been prepping, chopping and cooking under the watchful eyes of three professional judges in our virtual qualifying rounds. Watch our final four face-off live at RC Show in the final showdown to see who will take home top honours and prizes.

Schedule Highlights

Monday, May 9 - 10:30AM-11:30AM ET

Vertical Farming the Future

Join Allison as she takes us on an in depth look at Vertical Farming, and why our future depends on it. Aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, we’ll explore how vertical farming supports the local economy while benefiting our planet.

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Monday, May 9 - 11:45am-12:30pm ET

Inspiring Consumer Confidence Through Safety

Health and safety protocols have never been more top of mind than they are today, and customers need to feel safe. Learn about the health and safety measures, and training programs you should have in place and how to communicate with your guests to inspire consumer confidence.

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Monday, May 9 - 12:45pm-1:30pm ET

TLS Chef Talks - The Future of Dining

What does the future of dining look like? The Chef Talks series looks to dive deeper into specific themes portrayed by the extraordinary The Last Service initiative which brought together 30 of some of Canada’s best and most diverse chefs. 

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Monday, May 9 - 4:15PM-5:00PM ET

Tech Innovation in Food Waste

Hear from three innovative organizations using technology to tackle food waste, and how this technology might work for you and your business.

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Tuesday, May 10 - 10:30am-11:15am ET

Best Practices for Better Seafood Take-Out

Excellent food delivery is the key to great customer loyalty. Since 1 in 3 customers will continue to eat off premise after the pandemic, learn the best practices for seafood takeout.

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Wednesday, May 11 - 10:15am-11:15am ET

The Future of Protein

Join our panelists for an exciting discussion taking an unbiased opportunity to explore the complex issue of the future of protein. Should the focus be on plant-based solutions? Or game meats? What reduces global pollution and improves human health?

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Wednesday, May 11 - 12:30pm-1:15pm ET

Showcasing Your Taste of Place

Hear from our experts on how to establish and leverage your own culinary tourism experiences, while learning the meaning and economic benefits of Showcasing Your Taste of Place.

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Wednesday, May 11 - 1:30pm-2:15pm ET

Grow Your Business with Canadian Chicken

Learn how using Canadian chicken can help you deliver on your customers’ expectations for local quality, versatility, animal welfare, and sustainability.

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Wednesday, May 11 - 3:30pm-4:15pm ET

From Forest-to-Plate

Join São Paulo Chef Roberto Smeraldi, for a surprising journey from the rainforest to your plate - explore an infinite array of tastes, textures and aromas of the largest rainforest in the world.

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