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Virtual Terroir Symposium set for Nov. 8-17


Terroir Symposium 2021 returns virtually from Nov. 8-17 with the theme “Recovery and Resilience: How can we build a better model for hospitality?”

This year’s Terroir will be showcasing inspirational and educational programming, over two weeks, online.

Terroir has put together programming that includes inspiring industry leaders, workshops, chef demonstrations, and more to support the industry in making the important changes that will sustain businesses.

Themes include:

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  • Recipes for Financial Success
  • Work-Life Balance and Managing Stress
  • Diversity and Equity in the Workplace
  • Managing Career Development in Hospitality
  • Restorative Production and Conscientious Consumption
  • Culture / Gastrodiplomacy

A new addition to Terroir’s lineup is SaveHospitalityCA, of which 10 per cent of ticket sales will be donated. The platform has created a powerful coalition of independent Canadian restaurateurs and suppliers that lobbies all levels of government to support the industry. Additional support for the symposium will come from marketing partners in Western Canada, Food Tourism Strategies and Culinary Marking Strategies, both based in Calgary, Alberta.

“Terroir has always been about creating community, and this year more than ever we want to continue to create a forum to help support our industry in what has been a very challenging past 18 months,” said Terroir founder Arlene Stein. “We realize we have work to do to reshape our industry into a professional environment that nurtures and inspires people – we hope that our programming will help assist in that way.”

Notable international and Canadian speakers included in this year’s symposium are:

  • Amanda Cohen, New York
  • Mark Best, Sydney, Australia
  • JP McMahon, Galway, Ireland
  • JJ Johnson, Field Trip, Harlem
  • Joshna Maharaj, Toronto
  • Vikram Vij, Vij’s, Vancouver
  • Corey Mintz, Winnipeg
  • Charles McDiarmid, Tofino

Tickets are available at terroirsymposium.com.