Ontario Foods Take the Stage at Premiere Foodservice Trade Show

Ontario Pavilion Showcases Celebrity Chefs and Local Food

Ontario Pavilion attendees at this year’s Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) Trade Show, hosted at the Direct Energy Centre from March 2-4, 2014, will have an opportunity to learn more about the good things that are grown, made, and harvested in Ontario. 

The Pavilion, organized and facilitated by Ontariofresh.ca, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, brings together thousands of industry professionals under one roof and showcases the best that Ontario has to offer in local food.

“From fruits and vegetables to craft beer, meats and more, the Ontario Pavilion is your one-stop shop for all your local needs,” said Megan Hunter, Communications and Program Manager forOntariofresh.ca. “Each year we see an increase in the demand for local food and beverage from both the consumer and, in turn, chefs and restaurants. With more than 40 exhibitors, we’re here to help those in foodservice source a diverse range of local, high-quality products.”

The Pavilion Stage will offer interactive sessions, including:

  • a demonstration by Chef Anna Olson, presented by Grow Guelph and Foodland Ontario;
  • a panel discussion with Chef’s Brad Long and Joshna Maharaj discussing the benefits of sourcing food locally; and
  • a demonstration by Dave Mitton, featuring all-Ontario spirits, on what’s hot in cocktail creation.

Attracting 13,000 visitors in three days, the CRFA Show is Canada’s biggest foodservice event.

For a full list of exhibitors and the programming schedule visit Ontariofresh.ca.

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About Ontariofresh.ca:
Ontariofresh.ca is an online network and marketing service designed to help Ontario businesses buy and sell more local food. Ontariofresh.ca aims to connect the food value chain and get more local food on Ontario plates.

About the CRFA Show:
Celebrating 70 years of dedication to the foodservice sector, the CRFA Show features more than 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars, and events. The CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs, and executives a variety of fresh ideas to help promote, grow, and manage their businesses.

Megan Hunter
Communications and Program Manager
Ontariofresh.ca, Greenbelt Fund
416-960-0001 ext. 315
Cell 647-686-6945