February 27 - March 1, 2022

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Culinary Stage

Catch Canada's top up-incoming talent face-off at the annual Garland Canada Culinary competition. Tune in for competitions highlights, learn about kitchen and flavour trends, how to make the perfect Italian pizza dough, foraging in foodservice and more from global culinary experts.

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Garland Canada Culinary Competition

See fires flare and knives fly at the annual Garland Canada Culinary Competition. Twelve finalists have been prepping, chopping and cooking under the virtual watchful eyes of four professional judges. Tune in for the competition highlights and the exciting reveal of who will be taking home the top prizes.

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2021 Schedule HIGHLIGHTS


Community & Collaboration: Diversifying Restaurant Revenue & Growing Margins through Smart Local Partnerships

Afrim will discuss the opportunities created by newly-hatched entrepreneurialism within the restaurant sector, how to get started, and practical info on start-up costs and market demand.

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How to Make the Perfect Italian Pizza Dough

World Pizza Champion Ralph Carlone will be live sharing his secrets on sourcing the right ingredients and techniques to making the perfect pizza dough.

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Foodservice Foraging: How to Bring Your Backyard to Your Menu

Hear from First Nations foraging experts on best practices, including where to go, how much to reap, the best tools to use, and how to integrate these ingredients into your menu.

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Sustainability, Seafood & COVID: Keeping Seafood on the Menu to Fuel Recovery

Learn about the best valued seafood species and how to recreate low-cost, yet utterly irresistible sustainable seafood dishes from our line-up of seafood chefs.

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Best of Butchery: Uncovering Menu Ideation & Industry Tools

Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence chefs discuss and showcase product attributes and versatility, innovative techniques, address current challenges and identify new opportunities.

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MASSIMO BOTTURA<br><span>Chef & Owner, Osteria Francescana</span>

Made-in-Italy & Zero Waste: A Message of Authenticity & Sustainability

Massimo Bottura, world-renowned chef of three-Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana, will share details about his social activism work and how he runs his award-winning kitchen.

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