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First cohort of the National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades underway, second cohort announced for February

Ottawa – The inaugural cohort of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s National Leadership Program for Women in Skilled Trades is underway after an enthusiastic application period. Eighteen apprentice tradeswomen will be the first participants in the program developed and administered in partnership with the Office to Advance Women Apprentices. Due to the high level of interest, the partners will fund an additional cohort at no cost to tradeswomen which will start in February. CAF-FCA and OAWA will work with industry, trades unions, government, and training institutions to support future development and administration costs of the program. Guided by subject matter experts, ...


Blendtek Ingredients and Bunge team up to distribute plant protein in North America

Collaboration will bring soy, pea, and pulse protein solutions in scale to growing market


Olivier Lavigne-Lacroix named president of Canadian National Millers Association

Ottawa – The Canadian National Millers Association’s board of directors recently announced that Olivier Lavigne-Lacroix of T. Bjornson & Associates Consulting Inc. will succeed Gordon Harrison as president of the Canadian National Millers Association. Lavigne-Lacroix has been working closely with Harrison and the board as of July 1 to facilitate the leadership transition, the association said in a news release. He officially assumed his new responsibilities as of Aug. 1, 2022. Harrison will retire at the end of August, after serving as CNMA’s president for 30 years. Lavigne-Lacroix brings more than 10 years of experience in the public and private ...


Food Network Canada announces Halloween programming

Toronto – Food Network Canada's fall schedule will feature seven consecutive weeks of Halloween competitions, new series and returning fan favourites. New series include It's CompliPlated, Guy's Ultimate Game Night, Bobby & Sophie on the Coast, Bobby's Triple Threat and Big Bad Budget Battle. Corus Studios' Big Food Bucket List and Top Chef Canada return as well. Food Network Canada begins this year's Halloween event with a new season of Halloween Baking Championship, with Season 8 premiering Sept. 12. In each new episode airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, this season's bakers must create spell-binding treats for a chance to ...


 
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IBIE 2022 highlights

Las Vegas – IBIE served as a smorgasbord for baking businesses where there was plenty of substantial information to be consumed and exciting extra features to sweeten the experience. As with all buffets, there is only so much time to gobble up information, inspiration and opportunities. Here is a quick first taste with a Canadian flavour. On Sept. 17-21, the International Baking Industry Exposition gathered members of the baking industry together at the Las Vegas Convention Center for five days of learning, connecting and celebrating an industry like no other. Award-winning cake artist Jean Schapowal, owner of Cakes with Character, ... » Read More...
 
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Formula: Biscotti

This is the Basic Recipe for biscotti by Joe Calabria, pastry chef and co-owner of Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana, known as PGI, in Ottawa. You may customize by adding the nuts or dried fruit or chocolate that you prefer. Ingredients 115 g 1½ cups butter 150 g ¾ cups sugar 2 eggs 325 g (2 cups) flour 1-½tsps baking powder Pinch salt Pinch vanilla 100 g (2/3 cup) pistachios and dried cranberries 100 g (2/3 cup) espresso, ground, and white chocolate chips [caption id= » Read More...
 
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Concepts for Success: Four easy ways to attract customers to your bakery

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Food quality first when dining in, price only a moderate factor: TouchBistro report

Toronto and New York – Research released today from TouchBistro suggests that, despite the pandemic causing a boom in takeout and delivery, diners in Canada and the U.S. still prefer the experience of dining in, especially at local restaurants. According to the 2022 Diner Trends Report commissioned by the POS and restaurant management company, 44 per cent of diners currently dine in at least once a week or more, while 78 per cent dine in at least once a month. In contrast, less than one-third get takeout or delivery at least once a week. Nearly two-thirds choose local, independent restaurants ... » Read More...

Pioneering cultivation program boosts adaptogen sustainability

Gran Canaria, Spain – Nektium is taking steps to secure the long-term sustainability of its Rhodiolife Rhodiola rosea extract by switching a significant proportion of its raw material sourcing to cultivated plants. The company expects the move, an industry first on such a large commercial scale, to reduce reliance on under-pressure wild-grown supplies. Rhodiola rosea is one of the most powerful adaptogens found in nature, offering a range of cognitive and sports nutrition benefits. It grows wild in the remote Altai mountains in south and central Asia at the intersection of Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. The rapidly growing market ... » Read More...

Multivac supports alternative proteins industry, joins BALPro

Wolfertschwenden, Germany - Multivac, a major supplier of processing and packaging solutions, is supporting alternative proteins businesses by launching targeted solutions and by becoming a member of Germany's Federal Association for Alternative Protein Sources, known as BALPro. Wheat gluten cutlets, tofu sausages and veggie burgers made from pulses are part of a market that offers enormous opportunities for both startups and industrial-scale companies, Multivac said in a news release. “In order to be able to feed the world's growing population sustainably, while also saving the environment, it is very important to drive forward the growth of alternative proteins,” says Christian ... » Read More...

Kelloggs launches just-add-water Instabowls

Battle Creek, Mich. – Kellogg's has come out with a line of cold cereals that require only water – not milk – to be added. Instabowls include Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks and Raisin Bran Crunch. » Read More...

 
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'Women in Pizza' group aims to showcase and connect women working in the pizza industry worldwide

Women in Pizza is a movement that empowers women in the pizza industry to share their stories, display their talents, inspire innovations, and connect with one another and the world. Their contribution to the pizza community has and will continue to be vital to the advancement of the pizza industry. Started by Alexandra Mortati of Orlando Food Sales in 2018, the group's vision is to grow a social movement that gives a voice to the under-represented female segment of pizzaioli: » Read Now...

Pioneering cultivation program boosts adaptogen sustainability

Gran Canaria, Spain – Nektium is taking steps to secure the long-term sustainability of its Rhodiolife Rhodiola rosea extract by switching a significant proportion of its raw material sourcing to cultivated plants. The company expects the move, an industry first on such a large commercial scale, to reduce reliance on under-pressure wild-grown supplies. Rhodiola rosea is one of the most powerful adaptogens found in nature, offering a range of cognitive and sports nutrition benefits. It grows wild in the remote Altai mountains in south and central Asia at the intersection of Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. The rapidly growing market ... » Read Now...

Webinar set for Sept. 26: Show & Tell: Canadian Pizza Innovation

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AMF welcomes Bill Zimmerman as regional account manager

Richmond, Va. – AMF Bakery Systems welcomes Bill Zimmerman as a regional account manager for the Western United States and Canada. A fifth-generation baker, Zimmerman brings to the company 25 years of experience in wholesale baking and ingredient sales and technical service. He is a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the University of Phoenix and the American Institute of Baking’s Baking Science and Technology curriculum. “We anticipate substantial growth in consumer demand for premium, artisan-style baked products over the coming years,” said Ross Sandlin, director of sales for the Americas. “Welcoming Bill to our sales team will position us ... » Read Now...

 
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IFF showcases product lines at IBIE using augmented reality

IFF will introduce several products at IBIE, including flavours and colours, functional ingredients, emulsifiers, hydrocolloids, enzymes and natural fruit and vegetable inclusions for baked goods. Some of the featured ingredients will include Enoveratm 3001, which was recognized by IBIE’s BEST in Baking as a qualifier in the Sustainability category. Enoveratm 3001 is the first enzyme-only solution on the market to consistently replicate the robustness and functionality of conventional dough strengtheners in a formula without DATEM, SSL, monoglycerides or crutch additions for a consumer-friendly label, the company said in a press release. Re-master Vanilla is designed to withstand harsh baking processes ... » Read More...

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Merchandising trays streamline distribution

Orbis Corporation's new XpressBulk retail-ready merchandising tray aims to simplify distribution and improve labour efficiency in a wide variety of high-velocity food, beverage and consumer packaged goods applications, including fresh and dry goods and packaged liquids. This shelved display provides a sustainable, efficient replacement for the manual shelf replenishment process by allowing for a fast and easy transfer of product from the truck directly to the store floor. It has received a 2022 IBIE Best in Baking award in the plant efficiency category for its ability to streamline operations. The XpressBulk merchandising trays are integrated from the production facility through ... » Read More...

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American Key Food Products expands line of gluten-free cassava flours

American Key Food Products has expanded its gluten-free cassava flour line. Cassava is a root vegetable that is naturally gluten-free and native to tropical climates in South America and Asia. It is milled into bakery-quality flour by AKFP’s partner companies through sophisticated processes, the company said in a press release. AKFP introduced its proprietary King Lion Premium Cassava Flour over a decade ago. Since its introduction, King Lion Premium Cassava Flour has grown to become a key ingredient in a wide range of gluten-free baked goods because it is an excellent substitute for wheat-based flours that eliminates the need for ... » Read More...

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Palsgaard emulsifiers help reduce egg content and egg costs

At the upcoming IBIE, emulsifier specialist Palsgaard is showcasing its whipping-active emulsifiers, designed to reduce the egg content of cake recipes and allow significant cost reductions. A Palsgaard knowledge-sharing session at the International Baking Industry Expo, taking place Sept. 18 to 21 in Las Vegas. The amount of egg needed in a cake recipe depends largely on the choice of emulsifier, the company explained in a press release. Traditional cake gels or hydrates, which are typically based on monoglycerides, can perform poorly on stability, meaning that more egg is needed. The company said Palsgaard SA, a series of powdered emulsifiers ... » Read More...

 
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Canadian Pizza Summit East and Chef of the Year Competitions

Compete to win a trip to Vegas Pizza Expo and attend to learn about trends from Canada's top pizza chefs. SAVE THE DATE! DETAILS TO COME! » Read More...

Canadian Pizza Summit West and Chef of the Year Competitions

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Artisan Bakery Expo and International Pizza Expo

The Artisan Bakery Expo and International Pizza Expo shows are co-located and take place at the same time. » Read More...