TORONTO, January 20, 2015 – Jon Taffer, an internationally recognized, award-winning restaurant operator, owner, and concept developer who has consulted for over 800 businesses, will share insights from three decades of hands-on experience at an exclusive “Taffer Talks” keynote address at The Restaurants Canada Show, March 1-3 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

  • 11:00 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially welcome attendees to The Restaurants Canada Show Shake & Sling pavilion
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Taffer Talks, a ticketed keynote address highlighting the science behind a bar’s success

Admission to Taffer Talks includes a copy of Jon Taffer’s latest book, Raise the Bar, the definitive manual on transforming a bar or restaurant with actionable, proven strategies for immediate impact. A book-signing opportunity follows the keynote address. Tickets are $95 for Restaurants Canada members, associates and show exhibitors and $110 for general industry. Registration is now open at (click on Visitors and follow the link to Educational Seminars).

Jon Taffer’s appearance at The Restaurants Canada Show is brought to you by Stella Artois.

About Jon Taffer
Jon Taffer is one of only six inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, and is also the holder of such distinctions as Pub Master, Operator of the Year and winner of Property of the Year, and is known for his renowned method of management, “Reaction Management.” Jon Taffer was appointed by Questex LLC to be the president of its Nightclub & Bar Media Group, which includes the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show and related digital media products. He is a founding member of the Nightclub & Bar Advisory Board, and has been intimately involved with the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show since its inception.

In the summer of 2011, Spike TV debuted Bar Rescue, a documentary-style series spotlighting Jon Taffer as he gives failing nightlife establishments one last chance at success. Over the course of three seasons, one bar per week is transformed in cities across the U.S. and Jon Taffer delves into every aspect of running a bar, including creating a profitable drink/food menu, music selection, managing crowds, and dealing with disgruntled employees. Bar Rescue exhibits Jon Taffer tapping into his vast experience along with his in-your-face style, helping transform outmoded bars into vibrant and profitable establishments.

About The Restaurants Canada Show:
Now in its 69th year, The Restaurants Canada Show (formerly the CRFA Show) is Canada’s premier destination for the hospitality industry. It features over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events to help restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, executives and chefs grow and manage their businesses. Admission is restricted to industry personnel and accredited media only. Delegates can register for the show at the early bird rate of $40 before Feb. 28, 2015. (Registration is free for Restaurants Canada members.) Taffer Talks requires an additional ticket and has limited seating.


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