Bakers Journal

CRFA sets ambitious agenda for 2010 show

October 20, 2009

Oct. 20, 2009, TORONTO – Business leaders from across the hospitality industry will gather for a three-day marketplace and celebration of new ideas at the CRFA Show, March 7-9, 2010, at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto.

With more than 1,200 exhibit booths, the CRFA show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives critical insights to improve their business and their menus. Each exhibit has the potential to deliver a new idea to operators looking for solutions to overcome their daily challenges.
With a host of products, foods, equipment, technology and tableware on display, the show provides a view into the trends of tomorrow. The CRFA Show is Canada’s biggest event for the hospitality industry, showcasing the size and scope of the industry over three days.
Visitors will gain new ideas from features such as the new Centre For Sustainability, which will highlight a wide range of environmental solutions for hospitality operators.
Internationally acclaimed chefs, such as Susur Lee, will provide insights into their philosophies and cooking styles.
Sixteen free seminars during the show offer independent operators practical business advice to improve restaurant profitability. Headlining the program is Jim Laube, president of, who will be discussing "Ten Proven Practices to Survive Tough Times." Other presenters are Troy Authement on "Social Media: How to Fill the Dining Room," Don Fisher on "Five Things Operators Must Know About Energy Efficiency," and Ron Yudd on the "Points of Profit in a Restaurant."
The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country’s leading business associations. Through its trade shows, member savings, research and advocacy, CRFA works to create an environment that allows foodservice operators to grow and prosper.


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