Toronto – Restaurants Canada and Centennial College together have developed a guide to help foodservice employers foster a better and more respectful work environment.
Halifax – A group of people with physical disabilities is challenging the Nova Scotia government over what it says is a failure to enforce a regulation requiring restaurants to have accessible bathrooms. The Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
Los Angeles, CA – Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will offer its version of garlic knots – Dough Knots – developed by its executive chef Bradford Kent using his signature dough recipe.
Mississauga, Ont. – Peter Blackwell is the new senior vice-president of marketing and communications for Boston Pizza International.
San Francisco, CA – A handful of restaurants in San Francisco, Calif., are reacting to a shortage of workers by having customers help themselves. The New York Times reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – On June 20, the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario hosted an evening of networking, pizza sampling and beer sipping at Masseria on King Street West in Toronto.
Chicago – More than one-third of Canadian consumers surveyed by Technomic say a rewards program is an expectation at fast-food restaurants, and another 34 per cent say it’s not an expectation but could encourage them to visit more often.
Surrey, B.C. – The B.C. Employment Standards Tribunal has ordered an Indian restaurant in Surrey, B.C., to pay $32,702 in unpaid wages and interest to a cook brought to Canada as a temporary foreign worker. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Charlottetown – Throughout September, Prince Edward Island will play host to the Fall Flavours Festival featuring celebrity chefs and culinary experiences.
Guelph, Ont. – Louis d’Or, an Alpine-style cheese made by Jean Morin of Fromagerie du Presbytère in Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Que., was named the 2018 Cheese of the Year in the Canadian Cheese Awards.
Toronto – Canada’s top pizza industry event has a new venue: Faema Canada’s new showroom in Toronto, which is home to its Academy’s pizza, gelato and barista training.
Lesaffre has announced the opening of its new Pizza Innovation Center in Lisle, Ill., near Chicago in partnership with master pizza instructor Leo Spizzirri, who has earned certification in all five styles of Italian pizza making from the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli.
Italy will not ratify the European Union's free trade agreement with Canada, its new agriculture minister said on Thursday, ratcheting up an international trade spat and potentially scuppering the EU's biggest accord in years. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Pizza Nova's annual Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $50,000 in support of Student Nutrition Ontario, an non-profit organization that provides breakfasts and snacks for students in Ontario schools.
Toronto – As winner of the Barilla Canada semi-final pasta competition, held recently in Toronto, chef Angela Villalta of Toronto's L’unita and Giulietta will represent Canada at the Seventh-Annual Barilla World Pasta Masters in Milan, Italy, Oct. 24 to 25. Foodservice & Hospitality Magazine reports. | READ MORE

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