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CRFA offers new trade show


November 8, 2007
By Bakers Journal

November, 2007 – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has unveiled
its new trade show, set to debut March 2 to 4, 2008. With the tag line
“Together at Last,” the new CRFA Show amalgamates the Hostex and the
Canadian Food & Beverage Show, bringing them both to downtown
Toronto, under the roof of the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

The
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has unveiled
its new trade show, set to debut March 2 to 4, 2008. With the tag line
“Together at Last,” the new CRFA Show amalgamates the Hostex and the
Canadian Food & Beverage Show, bringing them both to downtown
Toronto, under the roof of the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

The
new location will highlight the city’s vibrant food, beverage and
hospitality industry, as well as “be a showcase for Canada’s
$53-billion foodservice industry, and a must-see event for foodservice
operators,” says Douglas Needham, president of the CRFA. “Response to
the show has been superb and we’re already looking at the possibility
of a sell-out show.”

The trade show will offer a number of new
features, including an Author’s Corner, with appearances and book
signings by well-known cookbook, food, wine and restaurant writers.
Celebrity chefs like Massimo Capra and Lynn Crawford will offer cooking
demos, and a cocktail contest will allow bartenders from across the
country to strut their stuff by submitting their favourite recipe to a
panel of judges.

Show attendees will also have a series of free
seminars to choose from, with topics such as staff recruitment and
retention in a tight labour market, reducing energy costs, using
flavour trends to revitalize menus, and how restaurants can go green.

Find out more about the show at http://www.crfa.ca.