Every day, Canadians are making moments at our restaurants.

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by telling your story.

From coffee shops and bars to food trucks and fine dining, the restaurant industry brings Canadians together like no other. Whether you love serving up good food, or just love eating it, you’re a part of this industry’s great story.

Share your favourite restaurant moment and you could win a trip for 2 to experience Toronto at RC Show 2018

  • Fashion authority, Vogue, declares Toronto a foodie hot spot.

    “The sheer diversity of Toronto’s food scene makes it somewhat daunting to navigate. Instead of boasting a unifying local style of cooking, the “local” cuisine is instead a compilation of borrowed garam masala, gochugaru, and jerk spice that have been made to coexist beside one another by the people living..Read more

  • First HostEx Show (now RC Show), Canada’s national foodservice trade show, is held in Toronto.

    First HostEx Show (now RC Show), Canada’s national foodservice trade show, is held in Toronto.

  • Today – More than 94,000 restaurants employ 1.2 million Canadians and serve 18 million customers every day

    Did you know? Canada’s restaurant industry generates $75 billion in annual sales, which equals almost 4% of Canada’s economic activity. The restaurant industry directly employs more than 1.2 million people, or 6.9% of the Canada’s workforce – making it the country’s fourth-largest employer. Canada’s restaurants employ 520,000 young people under..Read more

  • Ivanopablano, Canada’s first organic food truck, hits the streets of London, Ontario.

    Owned and operated by Ivan Santana-Barnes, who was born in Mexico and emigrated to Canada 17 years ago. The eatery’s name is a combination of his nickname Ivano and poblano, a mild chili pepper used in Mexican cuisine.

  • Truckside, Canada’s first indoor food truck food court, revs up in Dartmouth, N.S.

    A Certified Chef de Cuisine with over 36 years’ experience in the food industry, Bill Pratt is the founder, director and driving force behind TRUCK-SIDE. The TRUCK-SIDE space is truly original, and reflects Chef Pratt’s commitment to giving his customers a fun, fresh, original and delicious dining experience they can’t..Read more

  • Enroute magazine Winnipeg Canada’s Most Overlooked Food Destination

    “Over the past six years, Winnipeg’s restaurant scene has shaken off its meat-and-potatoes reputation and become a foodie destination in its own right. From thoughtfully reinvented diner fare to refined plates elevating Canadian ingredients, here are seven delicious ways to experience the transformation.”

  • Restaurateur-chefs John Bishop, Jean-Luc Boulay, Jamie Kennedy and Michael Stadtländer win the first-ever Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table

    Proposed in 2006 by His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, the Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table recognizes and celebrates outstanding efforts in improving the quality, variety and sustainability of all elements and ingredients of our nation’s table.

  • Vancouver’s Rob Feenie is the first Canadian to win the Iron Chef TV series

    Rob Feenie named the first Canadian to win on “Iron Chef America” after defeating the show’s in-house chef, Masaharu Morimoto, in a culinary duel.

  • The World’s Longest Barbecue protests sanctions on Canadian beef exports

    The World’s Longest Barbecue protests sanctions on Canadian beef exports, before evolving into Food Day Canada, an annual mid-summer celebration.

  • Toronto’s Eigensinn Farm and Susur are the first Canadian restaurants to crack the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list

  • BeaverTails are served commercially for the first time in Killaloe, Ontario

    BeaverTails are served commercially for the first time in Killaloe, Ontario, by Pam and Grant Hooker’s family.

  • Wendy’s brings the drive-thru concept to Canada

    Source: www.canadianbusiness.com

  • Chef Tojo of Vancouver invents the California Roll

    Source: www.metronews.ca  

  • First HostEx Show (now RCShow) held in Toronto.

    First HostEx Show (now RC Show), Canada’s national foodservice trade show, is held in Toronto.

  • Canada’s foodservice leaders team up to form the CRA

    Canada’s foodservice leaders team up to form the Canadian Restaurant Association (now Restaurants Canada) to speak on behalf of restaurants and their challenges.

  • White Spot Named Canada’s first drive-in restaurant in Vancouver

    White Spot is Canada’s first drive-in restaurant in Vancouver, making it the longest-running chain restaurant in the country.

  • National prohibition on alcohol

    Ending in 1927, the prohibition of alcohol reduced sales of liquor across the nation.

  • L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel in Montreal Founded

    Known as Canada’s first restaurant, L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel in Montreal (founded in 1754) returns to its hospitality roots after being converted to a townhouse.Known as Canada’s first restaurant, L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel in Montreal (founded in 1754) returns to its hospitality roots after being converted to a townhouse.

  • Canada is founded over good food and drink in Charlottetown

    This image shows the assembled Fathers of Confederation during the Charlottetown Conference in 1864 – just a few years later, we became a country.

  • Garrick’s Head Pub in Victoria, B.C., is thought to be the first bar to open after confederation that’s still in operation today.

    The year is 1867, and Canada is just coming to be. Over good food and drink at Garricks Head Pub in B.C. Visit https://garrickshead.com/ for more info.

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