Toronto – A steep minimum wage increase that went into effect on Jan. 1 in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has had a rocky start as some employers cut workers’ hours and benefits to reduce its impact on the bottom line. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
Gatineau, QC – Canadian small businesses can now apply for federal funding to help hire summer students next summer.
Toronto – Centennial College’s culinary arts program is launching a new student-exchange partnership with IFSE (Italian Food Style Education) culinary school in Turin, Italy.
Calgary – Southern Alberta's Institute of Technology's newest culinary campus provides training to students from across Canada in the operational and business side of the food industry. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Finding the right people is not easy, and hiring can be one of the most frustrating aspects of running your pizzeria.
Saskatoon – Software company 7shifts, which makes a platform for scheduling, communication and labour-cost control, has secured US$3.5 million in funding from Tandem Capital and existing investor Relay Ventures.
Ottawa – Among accommodation and food services employees, average weekly earnings grew 3.5 per cent to $388, mainly the result of gains in full-service restaurants and limited-service eating places, according to a report from Statistics Canada.
Toronto – Spilling a drink, sending the wrong drink to a table or punching in an incorrect order with the kitchen were all examples of mistakes that cost employees tip money, according to staff at chef Susur Lee's restaurants – a practice that is forbidden under Ontario's Employment Standards Act. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Attracting and retaining quality staff is not only good for the bottom line, it's good for customer service. Marketing expert Marc Gordon shares five ways to best attract and retain great staff.
Orlando, FL – More than half of U.S. workers would rather find another job than be promoted by their company. How many employees would honestly recommend their employer as a place to work? A place to eat? And are companies putting as much importance behind these statistics as they do guest satisfaction? Aaron Allen and Associates explores foodservice employee engagement in a restaurant blog. | READ MORE
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Winnipeg pizza delivery driver confronts customer he says called him a terrorist during verbal attackWinnipeg – A Winnipeg pizza delivery driver is speaking out…
April 23, 2018
Bakery Showcase 2018
April 29-30, 2018
SIAL Canada and SET Canada Trade Show
May 2-4, 2018
Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions
October 15, 2018