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Chef of the Year West Competition opens as part of Bakery Showcase!

The Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions are set for May 14-15 in Vancouver as part of the Baking Association of Canada's Bakery Showcase! The BAC welcomes bakeries, pizzerias and allied businesses to the largest and only baking industry business-to-business trade show and conference produced in Canada.

Tim Hortons expands Flatbread Pizza test markets

Participating Tim Hortons restaurants in Calgary are testing the market for the chain's new Flatbread Pizza and will expand testing to select restaurants in Windsor, Ont., Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto and Quebec.

Pay-Per-Chew: More restaurants trying subscription programs

Consumers are willing to pay monthly subscription fees for streaming services, pet food and even toilet paper. And now some restaurants are betting they'll do the same for their favourite meals. CTV News/The Associated Press report.

Cut to amount of proposed outdoor patio fees a relief for East Toronto restaurant owners

Toronto has approved a motion to phase in increases to CafeTO fees over a three-year period. City councillors voted in favour of the change which now sees businesses pay a one-time application fee of $285 for the outdoor patios, and certain reductions in permit fees.


Viva la Pizza!

The world’s expert on pizza boxes collects 100 weird and wild box designs

Since the origins of to-go pizza, pizzerias and pizza chains have taken great pride in covering take-out boxes with captivating designs. They’ve also wrestled with the best way to manufacture a box that can keep a pizza both hot and stable.

Here the world’s expert on pizza boxes collects 100 weird and wild box designs and explores the curious history of the pizza box. Included are international designs, corporate designs, and dozens of quirky images produced by and for mom-and-pop pizzerias.
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Baker and business coach Mark Dyck to headline Bakery Showcase and Canadian Pizza Summit in May

Find out what's new at the Canadian Pizza Summit West and Chef of the Year Competitions at Bakery Showcase in Vancouver – engaging keynote, Women in Pizza: Canadian Edition, History of Pizza Making, Great Pizza Box Fold-Off, pizza demos and more! » Register now!

Chef of the Year!

Giovanni Campisi, Red Door Cucina, wins top honours at Canadian Pizza Summit East! Learn more about this creative pizzaiolo, our latest Chef of the Year! » Read More...

The Pizza Chef: Setting the direction for 2023

With a new year often comes goals, aspirations and setting the direction for yourself and your business for the year ahead, writes columnist Diana Cline in our latest issue. » Read More...

Trends in focaccia

Focaccia is a multi-purpose grab-and-go bread associated with Italian cuisine and comfort. Expanding on varieties can increase sales, writes Karen Barr as she explores top-notch businesses offering their own takes this classic menu item. » Read More...

Making Dough with Diane: Five easy ways to boost your pizzeria’s visibility and sales

Smart operators think outside the box to attract customers during the cold, isolating weather. Diane Chiasson has five easy ways to boost your pizzeria visibility and sales this winter. » Read More...

Iginio Massari ambassador for HostMilano, highlighting pastry trends

Renowned pastry chef Iginio Massari will be ambassador of haute patisserie for HostMilano, set for Oct. 13-17, 2023, in Milan, showcasing hotel, restaurant and café supply chains: professional catering, bakery, pizza, pasta, coffee, tea, bar, coffee machines, vending, ice cream confectionery, furniture, technology and tableware. » Read More...

Nestle Canada announces exit from frozen meals and pizza businesses

Nestlé Canada has announced the wind-down and exit of its Frozen Meals & Pizza business over the next six months in Canada. Affected product lines include Delissio, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine and Life Cuisine. » Read More...

Pizza Expo 2023 offers discount to Canadians

Registration for the International Pizza Expo is open and organizers are offering a special rate for Canadian operators looking to attend the annual convention that celebrates the dynamic business of pizza. » Read more

Italy’s pasta row: a scientist on how to cook spaghetti properly and save money

When a Nobel Prize-winning Italian physicist weighed in with advice about how to cook pasta perfectly which seemed to upend everything the countries’ cooks had been doing in the kitchen for centuries, it caused an almighty row. » Read More...

Taco Bell Canada touts Mexican Pizza using ChatGPT review

Taco Bell Canada is putting Mexican Pizza back on its menu and promoting it by using ChatGPT to write its own review of the pizza. » Read More...


International Pizza Expo

March 28-30, 2023
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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RC Show

April 10, 2023 | 100 Princes' Blvd #1, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 » Read More...

Great Pizza Box Fold-Off at Canadian Pizza Summit West 2023

May 15, 2023 | 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 » Read More...

Host Milano 2023

October 13, 2023 | Strada Statale Sempione, 28, 20017 Rho MI, Italy » Read More...