FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 3, 2021
NEW: ONLINE LIVE!
Don't miss this year's line-up of hospitality innovators, experts, global leaders and foodservice futurists who will share their insights and industry trends to help you operate with excellence.
Look who is coming to dinner: Learn how to reach today’s changing demographics
Diversify to thrive: Exploring new profit avenues
Addressing the labour crisis: How to attract and retain talent
Views from the top: Restaurant CEO panel
RC Show Ambassadors & Curators
Regional Beverage Director, Donnelly Group
Sommelier & Founder of JPO endeavour
Proprietor at Side Duties Events & Consulting & RC Show Bar & Beverage Curator
Master Sommelier, Gargoyle Wine
Chef & Owner, Twist Catering
Marketing Strategist & Leadership Conferences Host
Corporate Chef, High Liner Foods Inc
Brand Strategist and Editor in Chief MarQuee Magazine
Owner, Scout Canning & MSC Ambassador
Lead Bilingual Content & Video Producer, Writer, and Influencer, RichardCazeau.com
Principal, Highbell Group
President & CEO, Arterra Wines Canada
Foodservice Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
President, Canada, Breakthru Beverage Group
Executive Vice President & President, Starbucks Canada
Co-Founder & Director of Community, Greenhouse Juice Co.
Dr. Morgaine Gaye
Food Futurologist & Director, Bellwether: Food Trends
President, Flanagan Foodservice
President, The Neighbourhood Group
Associate Professor, School of Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Management, University of Guelph
President & Chief Strategist, Nourish Food Marketing
President and Chief Executive Officer, Waterloo Brewing Ltd.
Senior Economist, Restaurants Canada
President & CEO, Sleeman Breweries
Broker & Managing Director, CHI Real Estate Group
Vice President People and Culture, Keg Restaurants Ltd
Regional Director, Talent and Culture, Central Canada, Accor Hotels
Chairman & CEO, Hill Street Beverage Co.
Founder & Executive Chef, The Food Dudes
Founder & President, Hero Certified Burgers
VP, Destination Development, Culinary Tourism Alliance
Founder & CEO, Jackman Reinvents
CEO, Recipe Unlimited Corporation
President, Labatt Breweries of Canada
Executive Vice President, Technomic Inc.
Food Marketing Expert, Joyce of Cooking
VP of Business Strategy and Marketing, Eataly North America
National Franchise Leader, Partner, Audit & Assurance, BDO Canada LLP
National Outsourcing Services Leader, Partner, BDO Canada LLP.
National Retail Leader, Partner, BDO Canada LLP
Acting-Chair, Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations, Indigenous Culinary Advisor, Centennial College & Indigenous Menu Development Chef, Aramark Canada
Director of Finance and Food Tourism, Food Island Partnership
Economic Development Officer, Local Food, Grey County Tourism and Economic Development
Donna Hood Crecca
Principal, Technomic Inc.
Lawyer, Cannabis and Corporate Law, Minden Gross LLP
Chief Corporate Officer, Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Vice President, Ipsos
President & CEO, Molson Coors Canada
Co-Founder & COO, Kitchen Hub
Owner, Cloakroom Bar & Stilllife
Manager, Raspberry Point Oysters
Margie Cook, RHN, VLCE
Plant-based Chef, Culinary Consultant & Owner, Plants On
CEO & Founder, TouchBistro
Restaurateur, Culinary Instructor & Oyster Shucker, P.A.McMurray Hospitality & ShuckerPaddy
Co-Founder & COO, Olli Brands Inc.
President & CEO, Canadian Cannabis Retailers’ Union (CCRU)
President, The Marketing Chefs
Owner, Tide and Vine Oyster House
Owner, Radical Gardens
Sr .Director Natural Organic and Market Insights, Tree of Life Canada
Dietitian, Journalist & Owner, Words to Eat by
President, Smooth Commerce
Co-Founder & CEO, Ritual
Chef, Author & Activist
Owner & Pitmaster, Lil’ Ronnie’s BBQ, The General Store Provisions and Libations
Principal Interior Designer, Denizens of Design Inc.
Managing Director Canada & Canadian Brands, Beam Suntory Inc.
Restaurant Operations Manager, Uber Eats
CEO, Little Mushroom Catering & Dining Lounge
Owner & Head Craftsman, Ottercreek Woodworks Inc.
Board President, Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF)
Executive Director, StopGap Foundation
National Sales Director, DINR
Manager of the Info-Centre & Trade Commissioner with Global Affairs Canada, Ontario Regional Office
Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada, Consulate General of Canada in Detroit
Executive Director, Drinks Ontario
Executive Chef, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Professor, Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University
Chief Culinary Educator, Coastal Culinary Academy/Seafood Literacy
Master Sommelier, Grand Cru Deli/The Sommelier Factory
Executive Director, Channel Marketing, Canada Beef
Chef, Vancouver Club & Advocate, Chefs for Oceans
Tourism Specialist, Oxford County
Wine Director, Alo Food Group & Alo Restaurant Group
Chef & Owner, SixThirtyNine
CEO, Value Chain Management International
Owner, Gilbrea Farm
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, King Cole Ducks Ltd.
Design Director, The Design Agency
Vice President, Food Service & Merchandising, Cineplex
Latte Art Consultant, Odeska
Dietitian & Co-Founder, Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists
James Greco, Sales Engineer, Lightspeed
Strategy Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
CEO, Balzac's Coffee Roasters Ltd
Creative Beverage Director, Botanist
Head Bartender, Botanist
Wine Ambassador, Vinitaly
VP Sales, Hospitality, XTM Inc.
CEO, XTM Inc.
Owner & Catering Director, Hearty Catering
President & CFO, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group
Corporate Executive Chef, Unilever Food Solution
Director, Marketing and Communications, Spinal Cord Injury Canada
Executive Director, Spinal Cord Injury Canada
SVP, Sales and Marketing, Sysco Canada
Culinary Director, MLSE
Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Uber Eats
Chief Food Officer, Chartwells Canada
Commercial Director, FrancoPeruvian
Canadian Cheese Ambassador, Dairy Farmers of Canada
Managing Partner, StratonHunter Group
Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, Second Harvest
President, Portage Design Group Inc.
Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Mallard Cottage
Founder, Toronto Food Film Fest
National Delivery Director, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada
Head of Education, Labatt Breweries of Canada
Founder, Salty Paloma
VP Sales & Partner, Select Wines
Brewmaster, Mill Street Brewery
Bar Manager, Baijiu
Operations Manager, Sheldon Creek Dairy
Brand Manager, Mike’s Beverage Company
Principle, Sullivan & Bleeker Baking Co.
National Brand Ambassador, Empress 1908 Gin & President/Board Chair, Dandelion Initiative
Co-Founder, Not 9 to 5
Bar Manager, Pablo/Little Hong Kong
TV Host, Producer and Spokesperson
Co-Owner, Mahjong Bar & Bar Mordecai
Senior Director, Trade Marketing & Category Growth, Labatt Breweries of Canada
Restaurant Operations Lead, Virtual Restaurants, Uber Eats
Co-Owner, Supernova Ballroom
Grant Van Gameren
Chef & Restaurateur, Overbudget Inc.
Account Management, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters
Executive Director, Plant-Based Foods of Canada
Owner, Song’ E Napule NYC
Bar Manager, Bar Raval
Chef & Owner, Giulietta