TORONTO, November 13, 2014 – Actor and entrepreneur Dan Aykroyd will share insights into the beverage industry at an exclusive breakfast event and cocktail mixology demonstration at the Restaurants Canada Show, March 1-3 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.


  • Tuesday March 3, 2015.
  • Exclusive Breakfast from 8:00-9:45 a.m. Mixology demonstration on food and drink pairings in the Shake and Sling beverage pavilion later in the day

Aykroyd starred in Blockbuster films such as the Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters. He is a Canadian success story in Hollywood and now he will share what he’s learned in the beverage industry through launching Canadian-made Crystal Head Vodka.

This gluten-free and additive-free spirit is like a love letter to Canada. It is produced in Newfoundland using pure local water, then filtered through layers of Herkimer diamonds and packaged in a distinctive skull-shaped bottle. The Vodka has won several awards and is also the official vodka of The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary.

Aykroyd has many years of experience in the foodservice industry, having co-founded the Hard Rock Café and House of Blues. At the breakfast event at the Restaurants Canada Show he will outline his journey in the premium spirits business. The annual breakfast is a chance for industry professionals to network with colleagues and learn from trendsetters in the foodservice industry.

The Restaurants Canada Show, formerly known as the CRFA Show, is the annual destination for 12,000 foodservice professionals who want one-stop-shop access to exciting new products, the ability to network, find hot trends and get tips on how to grow their business.

Restaurants Canada members always get free admission into the Restaurants Canada Show. Non-members can register for the show at the early bird rate of just $40 before February 28, 2015. Breakfast with Dan Aykroyd requires an additional ticket and has limited seating. Everyone who registers for the breakfast before January 31st receives an autographed bottle of Crystal Head Vodka. Tickets can be purchased during the registration process at the show’s newly-redesigned website

About the Restaurants Canada Show: Now in its 69th year, the Restaurants Canada Show is Canada’s premier destination for the hospitality industry. It features over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events. The Restaurants Canada Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, executives and chefs fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their businesses. Please note that admission is restricted to industry personnel and media only.

The Restaurants Canada Show is owned and operated by Restaurants Canada (formerly the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association). Restaurants Canada is a national association comprising 30,000 businesses in every segment of the foodservice industry, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and their suppliers. Through advocacy, research, and member programs and services, Restaurants Canada is dedicated to helping its members in every community grow and prosper.


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