Edmonton – Restaurants Canada is pleased Alberta’s government is quickly carrying out critically needed labour reforms, such as a Job Creation Student Wage, which the organization said will provide welcome relief for the struggling foodservice sector.
Toronto – Lorenzo Di Donato, vice-president, marketing strategist and business developer for Faema Canada, described the kickoff to June’s Italian Heritage Month at the company's showroom in Toronto as a “perfect marriage” of likeminded lovers of Italian food, culture and culinary expertise. Aurora Importing and Distributing was one of the main sponsors; they fell in love with the glass and stone architecture of Faema’s showroom and school and the concept was born.
Barrie, Ont. – The Canadian band Lighthouse will be featured at the Craft Beer & BBQ Festival in Barrie, Ont., this weekend.
Food delivery firm Grubhub is countering claims it was buying up web domains named after mom-and-pop restaurants and using them to drive its own business. The Los Angeles Times report. | READ MORE
Long Beach, CA – Researchers at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have taught artificial intelligence to figure out the order in which a pizza should be constructed.
Vancouver – FDF Restaurant Brandz, parent company of Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar has announced plans for major expansion in Ontario, in partnership with Toronto-based franchise development agent Labreche Group. Multiple new locations are projected to open in the province, including Toronto and area.
Meet Michael Bou-Younes, talented chef and lead trainer at the Faema Culinary Academy! Bou-Younes will be manning the ovens, assisting competitors and generally playing ref for the day to keep things running smoothly at the Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions on Oct. 21.
Toronto – Pizza Pizza has added a plant-based protein pizza to its menu in response to the growing trend and customer demand for more plant-based and environmentally responsible options.
Milan, Italy – Nearly 2,000 companies will exhibit their equipment, wares and services at the 2019 Hostmilano show, which features catering, pasta, pizza, ice-cream, coffee, bar, bakery and restaurant décor areas.
Ottawa – The federal government has announced the timeline and new regulations for the second wave of cannabis legalization, which includes edible products. The Halifax Chronicle-Herald reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year competition is heating up. Curious about who is competing? We have your up-to-the-minute competitors' list.
What can pizzeria operators gain from competing in or attending the Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year competitions? Here's what past winners have to say about the experience.
Burnaby, B.C. – Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlor in Burnaby, B.C., is celebrating its 50th birthday next week and inviting regular customers, family and friends to join in. Burnaby Now reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The federal government will ban single-use plastics – including plastic straws, drink stirrers, plates and cutlery – as early as 2021, CBC News has learned from a government source. | READ MORE
Toronto –  Western pizza chain Carbone Coal Fired Pizza Inc. has signed a deal to work with 1169071 B.C. Ltd. The numbered company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of Carbone.

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