Tips for Making the Most of Your Mobile Cooler/Freezer

If you are currently renting a mobile refrigeration unit for an industry event, a corporate function, or a wedding celebration, you must be wondering how you can make the most of the unit you have selected. According to Natural Resources Canada, walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers are “insulated, enclosed spaces used to store and/or display refrigerated or frozen food or …

Is Your Restaurant Serving Seasonal Vegetables?

Pumpkin, squash, and other gourds on a table.

Even as the temperature drops and snowflakes fall throughout the Greater Toronto Area, a handful of vegetables are only now coming into season. Vegetables such as pumpkins, butternut squash, mushrooms, beets, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and celeriac only come in season during November, when most other vegetables have already been harvested. If you are a restaurant chef looking for inspiration …

It’s Finally Basketball Season

Raptors stadium

The 2022-2023 NBA basketball season officially kicked off on October 18, 2022, and basketball fans all over Toronto are eager to see if the Raptors can make it to the playoffs again. For those who don’t watch basketball games, the Toronto Raptors is a Canadian professional basketball team that competes in the NBA on behalf of Toronto. The Raptors have …

Winter Beerfest Returns to Burlington

A draft beer being poured at a tap

The Burlington Winter Beer Festival is scheduled to return in 2023! This annual winter event will take place at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, and it is expected to run from March 3rd to March 4th 2023 (Friday & Saturday). A lineup of high-quality local breweries such as Anderson Craft Ales, Cameron’s Brewing, Clifford Brewing Co., Great …

October is Small Business Month

Thank you for shopping local written on a chalk board

Did you know that October is Small Business Month in Canada? Small Business Month first started in 2006 as Small Business Week but eventually grew to become a month-long celebration of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Canada. During the month of October, small businesses and entrepreneurs in Ontario and across the country come together to attend business events, seminars, and …

Tips for Cooking a Frozen Turkey

Turkey dinner at Thanksgiving

Did you know that turkeys can be kept in the freezer for up to two years? If you are thinking about roasting a stuffed turkey for friends, families, and loved ones this coming Thanksgiving holiday, rest assured that any extra turkeys you may have bought from the store can be preserved in the freezer for the following year. But while …

How Should Ice Cream be Stored?

Vanilla and strawberry ice-cream laid out side by side

Ice cream is a popular treat that many Canadians enjoy year-round. Ice cream could be served as a dessert, a snack, a special occasions cake, and even as topping on iced coffee! But just like other dairy products, ice cream should be carefully stored in the freezer until it is ready for consumption. For food safety reasons, the freezer or …

The Ex Returns to Toronto!

People on a ride at a fair

After a two-year hiatus, the CNE (also known as The Ex) is back at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Founded in 1879, The Ex is Canada’s largest annual fair. Families can enjoy plenty of food, sports games, live entertainment, and a large carnival midway with games and rides. Food vendors at The Ex have always tried to showcase their skills by …

Customer Safety is Our #1 Priority

Two people shaking hands

It’s very important for owners and employees of businesses to stay safe while working at night, no matter what season it is. Of course, it’s easier for someone to slip and fall on ice and snow during the winter, but it’s also possible to trip over things on the ground during the summertime. According to WorkSafe Saskatchewan, people who work …

Smorgasburg has come to Toronto!

People in front of a coffee stand at an event.

It is an exciting time to be living in Toronto this summer. Not only are many of the city’s food festivals re-opening for the first time since the pandemic, new food festivals are now coming to the city! Dubbed the “Woodstock of Eating” by the New York Times, Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in the U.S. Launched …