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Feature Events

PEI Oyster Happy Hour with Rifko Meier of Oysters XO

August 5, 2021 (5:00-6:00pm EST)

Register for a FREE live virtual oyster happy hour with Rifko Meier of Oysters XO. During this happy hour and live shucking class, Rifko will share his top tips and techniques for shucking and serving oysters, along with his favorite drinks to pair with each dish. Gather your friends for this fun and interactive shuck-along. 

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Together Apart, Summer Cirque

July 1, 2021 – August 1, 2021

Restaurants Canada is proud to partner with Together Apart Summer Cirque to support this hospitality industry. This never-before-seen outdoor, live theatrical cirque show is set to amaze audiences starting July 1, 2021 Canada Day. Canada’s own, Tony Award-winning production company, The 7 Fingers, creates this exclusive acrobatic theatrical production. Outdoor performances will run Thursday through Sunday nights, weekly until August 1st, 2021.

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RC Show 2021 ONLINE LIVE: Breakfast with Champions

March 2, 2021 (8:30 am – 10:30 am)

Breakfast with Champions is Restaurants Canada’s annual power breakfast event. It’s where the leaders of the hospitality industry gather to learn data-driven insights, gain exclusive knowledge from industry innovators, and inspiration from world-class speakers. Tuesday Mar 2, 8:30 – 10:30am held at the RC Show 2021 ONLINE LIVE event.


Celebrating Black Voices in Ontario Food and Wine

February 27, 2021 (2:00pm – 3:00pm EST)

On Sunday, February 27th @ 2pm join Steve Byfield Winemaker of Nyarai Cellars, Chef Suzanne Barr of Suzanne Barr Food, Chef Anushka Garnier of Leaf + Bone, and hosted by wine professional Beverly Cardon in a virtual wine and food experience.

Celebrating Black Professionals in Wine and Food with a guided virtual tasting and food pairings!

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The Scarborough Business Association’s February Festival of Food

February 12,2021 (10:30am – 11:45am)

Hear from Scarborough food service experts about the innovative ways they’re adapting to the new normal and how you can celebrate every day in February with meals prepared by Scarborough restaurants.

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Garland Canada Culinary Competition at RC Show 2021 ONLINE LIVE

February 28, 2021 – March 3, 2021
$10,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs at the Garland Canada Culinary Competition held at the RC Show 2021 ONLINE LIVE event. Restaurants Canada and Garland Canada are committed to continuing their support of the culinary community and the thriving talent within it. Watch our promo video to find out more here.


February 28, 2021 – March 3, 2021 (9:00am – 5:00pm EST)

The RC Show is ONLINE for 2021 to help the foodservice & hospitality industry rebuild, reinvent and reconnect like never before. Joins us to experience interactive exhibits, take advantage of special show offers, and hear from top industry experts and speakers. RC Show passes now include the RC Leadership Conference ($250 value) as part of Restaurants Canada’s #FeedingtheRecovery initiatives.

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Awards of Excellence

February 28, 2021 – March 3, 2021
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN – Nominate someone whose contributions have made a difference to their community, province or the entire country, whether that be Leadership, Culinary or Innovation. Deadline for Nominations: Sunday, January 31, 11:59pm EST

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Japanese Sake: Umami and its Dialogue with Food Webinar 2021

February 15, 2021 (5:30pm –7:00pm EST) and February 22, 2021 (2:30pm –4:00pm EST)

Join us for a Sake & Food Pairing webinar tailored to Liquor Licensees and Liquor Industry Trade Professionals. This complimentary webinar will be lead by Sake sommelier and Sake Samurai Michael Tremblay and will explore sake’s versatility, tricks for creating perfect food matches with a particular focus on sake’s secret weapon, umami.

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Rethink Virtual Conference

November 24, 2020 (11:00am – 4:30pm EST)

BDO’s Rethink Virtual Conference will bring together mid-market business owners and executives from manufacturing, technology, retail, real estate, and private equity to help them learn how they can transform their business to build resilience and reach their growth potential.

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2020 Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit

November 2 – 5, 2020

The Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit, hosted by CWB Franchise Finance, is returning this November, virtually. Heading into its 10th year, CRILS is the annual business conference that brings the restaurant industry’s leaders together. Join us this November as we come together to address the restaurant industry’s most topical issues: The Foodservice State of the Nation Presentation, CEO Panel – Canadian Restaurant Leaders Reflect, Investment, Finance and Development Panel and Technology in Foodservice Panel.

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Toronto Food Film Fest

October 16 – 25, 2020

Reserve your seat at Toronto’s only multi-day food film festival. Don’t miss your chance to screen mouth-watering, thought-provoking, conversation-starting independent films about food from around the world.

Curated snacks, workshops and tasting menus make this event your best excuse to wear sweatpants – everyday.

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RC Show 2020

March 1 – 3, 2020
Enercare Centre, Toronto, ON

RC Show is one of Canada’s largest foodservice trade events and hospitality weeks, showcasing cutting-edge products, pioneering people and transformative ideas.

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2020 RC Leadership Conference

Mon, Mar 2, 2020 (8:30am-12:30pm)
Theatre, Hotel X Toronto

The RC Leadership Conference will bring Canada’s top foodservice research companies all under one roof for the first time ever and three TED talk style sessions that explain how to build and sustain your people and culture – and practice sustainability.

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Breakfast With Champions

Tues, Mar 3, 2020 (7:00am-10:00am)
Heritage Court, Enercare Center, Toronto

A game-changing power breakfast! Learn about ideas and trends that are transforming the world of hospitality. Get inspired by the industry’s game-changing CEOs and restaurateurs. They will share what sparks and drives them to create and continue to grow their successful businesses.

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Industry Night Out

Mon, Mar 2, 2019 (9:00pm-Midnight)
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West., Toronto, ON

This is the official industry party for the RC Show where hospitality professionals come together for the ultimate networking experience. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, cocktails and culinary experiences. 

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CHF: Red Door Benefit Gala

February 29, 2020
Hotel X, Toronto

          You’re invited to the 2020 CHF Red Door Benefit Gala – the Foundation’s launch and fundraiser for its new Red Door Scholarship Program. Join over 400 foodservice and hospitality guests for a night philanthropy and fun! Guests will enjoy a great evening featuring a live and silent auction, raffles, dinner, and dancing! All funds raised go toward the Red Door Scholarship Program which supports students across Canada. Together, we create successful pathways for the future leaders of the foodservice and hospitality industry.

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