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January 14, 2016
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Canada-B.C. Job Grant aims to help further employee training

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant program has allocated up to $500,000 for employers who want to further their employees’ training. >> Read full article

2016 is International Year of Pulses

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has named 2016 the International Year of Pulses, and Pulse Canada is doing its part to promote the use of dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas in cooking. >> Read full article

Chipotle set for big push to win back customers

U.S. chain Chipotle says it will launch a marketing push in February to begin its road to recovery after a series of food scares, and that it's confident it can win back customers over time. Huffpost Business reports. >> Read full article

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A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business

How does a suburban pizza joint end up profiled on national magazine covers and network TV news? (Hint: The secret is not in the sauce.)

When Nick Sarillo decided to open a family-friendly pizza restaurant in the suburbs of Chicago, people thought he was nuts. Having worked as a carpenter for much of his adult life, he lacked any formal experience in restaurants or in managing a small business. Everyone told him no one else would ever care about his place the way he did. They warned he’d have to work 20-hour-days and monitor every employee just to stay in business. >> Learn More

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Video: Tips for service excellence

Poor customer service can cost a pizzeria up to $5,000 in potential revenue from the customer who leaves unsatisfied, explains foodservice consultant Jeff Dover, a guest speaker at last fall’s Canadian Pizza Show. He offers tips for hiring customer-pleasing staff. >> Learn More…

 
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Traditional Italian Pizza course

Jan. 18-19, 2016
Location: School of Italian Pizza, 815 Alness Street, Toronto >> More Info

Restaurants Canada Show

Feb. 28-March 1, 2016
Location: Enercare Centre, Toronto >> More Info

Canadian Restaurant Operators Summit (CROS)

March 1-2, 2016
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame | Hilton Toronto Hotel, Toronto >> More Info