The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) Annual Trade Show is the leading foodservice and hospitality event in Canada. A comprehensive forum of industry products, the CRFA Show attracts 12,000 industry professionals and puts them face to face with exhibitors showcasing all their latest products. From new trends in foodservice through to the latest in energy efficient equipment, restaurant owners, operators and buyers will find everything they are looking for at this convenient, one-stop marketplace.
BUY FRESH, BUY LOCAL, BUY ONTARIO
Ontario Products Hit Prime Time at Leading Industry Tradeshow
Ontario is leading the way at the 2013 Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association (CRFA) Tradeshow with a dedicated pavilion showcasing the very best in local food offerings.
Brought together by Ontariofresh.ca, the Pavilion hosts a range of products including fresh fruit and vegetables, ready-made condiments and sauces, micro-brewed beer, breads, meats and more. These products will help meet the growing consumer interest in local food and get more Ontario products on restaurant menus and in foodservice operations across the country.
“Every year, the demand for local food and beverages tops the must-have lists of premiere chefs and consumers who love what they create,” said Megan Hunter, Program Manager for Ontariofresh.ca. “The Ontario Pavilion is the one-stop shop for anyone looking for diverse, high-quality products that they can use in foodservice right away.”
The Pavilion features a live demonstration stage using food products from our local partners served up by Food Network Star Anna Olson and budding chefs from George Brown College’s Culinary Arts program. An Innovation Exhibit will also showcase a series of exciting new products ready for the market.
As Canada’s foremost foodservice and hospitality event, the CRFA tradeshow attracts more than 12,000 industry professionals. The Ontario Pavilion is the largest at the Show and promises to give great visibility to the producers and processors involved.
About the Ontario Pavilion Planning Committee:
Led by the Greenbelt Fund’s Ontariofresh.ca, the Ontario Pavilion is a new initiative featuring market ready food innovations, technologies and locally produced products available within the province.
Project partners include Grow Guelph, Ontario East Economic Development Commission and the Tangerine Group, and are proudly supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
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.
Communications and Program Manager
Ontariofresh.ca, Greenbelt Fund
416-960-0001 x 315
Director, University and Community Relations
University of Guelph
519-824-4120 x 56542