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Interview: Making bold decisions in tough times

Chef Michael Kirkwood has seen a lot over the course of his 27 years in the foodservice and hospitality business in Toronto. These days, he is chef at Bramble Gastropub on Bloor Street West, where he has overseen a kitchen and menu rebuild and a pivot in operations. Read the full story.


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The hospitality industry isn’t caving to COVID-19, it's relocating
Restaurateurs are increasingly being drawn to the suburbs, which offer lower rent, less competition, and lower overall risk. Full story
Latest Ontario reopening plan criticized by advocacy groups
Premier Doug Ford's timeline has been criticized by groups like ORHMA as not going far enough to support the industry. Full story
Culinary Federation Spotlight
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Join our June culinary team virtual fundraisers!
Join the CF on June 21 with Bruno Marti for the Junior Team fundraiser and on June 22 with Luciano Schipano for the Senior Team event.
Remembering and recognizing the late Chef Divakar Raju
Our friend and the esteemed Delmanor chef passed away in February aged 57. Full story
B.C. indoor dining reopens
B.C. dining rooms, shut since March 29, reopened from May 25 as the province’s “circuit-breaker” measures expired. Full story
Optimizing third-party integrations: How restaurants can save money
Integrating third-party delivery apps into an in-house tech suite can help optimize operations, customer service and loyalty. Full story
Quebec patios reopen as curfew lifts after nearly 5 months
Patios opened again from Friday, May 28 as the province-wide curfew was lifted. Full story
Concept Watch: LOV, Terroni, Starving Artist
RestoBiz and Technomic highlight 3 standout restaurant concepts in Canada. Full story
ICYMI: Free ORHMA membership 
We are delighted to offer independent foodservice operators free membership for the balance of 2021. More info
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