TORONTO, February 23, 2018 – Restaurants Canada is pleased to announce that the Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will officially open RC Show 2018 – the biggest event of the year for Canada’s restaurant and hospitality industry.

Minister Hussen will lead RC Show 2018’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at Restaurants Canada’s main booth in Toronto’s Enercare Centre.

Minister Hussen is acutely aware of the importance of immigrants and refugees to our industry, which provides countless new Canadians opportunities to join our workforce and help them integrate into our society.

“We have always been proud that our industry is one of the most diverse in the country and is represented by people from around the globe, who all bring something unique to contribute to our shared future” said Shanna Munro. “They enrich our culinary culture.”

Cutting-edge technology and transformative ideas will be at the forefront of the show with this year’s theme, Innovation Unleashed. Focusing on the best of what’s new in taste, trends and technology with content that will encapsulate everything from where and how we source ingredients to what the future of food will look like.

Celebrated for three days and spanning 250,000 square feet, the RC Show is packed with inspiring talks, eye-opening demonstrations, interactive stages, engaging competitions as well as networking events and experiential dinners.

We look forward to discussing ways we can work even more collaboratively with Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to secure jobs for newcomers to Canada and set them up for success in our industry and country.

Restaurants Canada is a growing community of 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant industry. Canada’s restaurant industry directly employs 1.2 million Canadians and serves 18 million customers every day.

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