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DFO Represented at Restaurants Canada Show

February 23, 2018

RCShow Twitter handle: @RCShowCanada


TORONTO, Ontario - February 23, 2018 - Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is excited to announce the beginning of an integrated partnership with Restaurants Canada. The organizations will work together to support the hospitality and food service and distribution industries access Ontario’s supply of high-quality, locally-produced agri-foods.

“The Ontario dairy sector continues to prioritize food safety and quality over all else. Not only is that our industry standard of practice, it's what makes the milk and dairy products we produce among the best in the world,” said Graham LLoyd, DFO General Manager and CEO. “DFO is working with Restaurants Canada to connect thought-leaders from both the dairy and food industries in the interest of aligning the innovation that drives our sector forward. Both organizations and the industries they represent understand the need for improved access to the local food supply chain for the food industry, and to nutritious, local food for consumers.”

The partnership formally kicks off this weekend at the annual RC Show—Innovation Unleashed ,Canada’s largest foodservice trade event, taking place February 25 to 27, 2018, in Toronto, Ont. at the Enercare Centre.

On behalf of Ontario’s dairy producers and dairy sector partners, DFO is excited to engage and connect with the more than 16,000 hospitality professionals from across the Canadian food industry showcasing the exceptional quality and variety of Ontario cheese at three VIP events over three days as the industry comes together to shop, taste, learn, connect and do business.

DFO and Restaurants Canada intend to work in concert to promote food safety, quality, and nutrition and to facilitate new conversations and innovation to address the preferences and food trends consumers and the Canadian hospitality and culinary community care about most.

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Guests can enjoy the Opening Night Reception on Sunday, Feb. 25 where organizers will celebrate food innovation in Canada. As well, Top-to-Top Reception, an exclusive occasion and the largest networking event of the year, will enable industry leaders to gather and enjoy a culinary experience and network. Top chefs, beverage ambassadors and brands from across the country will take industry leaders and media influencers on an adventure to remember with live entertainment, inventive sips and bites, and special guest appearances throughout The Great Hall in Toronto’s Queen Street West district.

Breakfast with Champions, sponsored by leading dairy processor Saputo, will feature a delicious breakfast menu created by RC Show culinary curator and chef Charlotte Langley. This game-changing power breakfast will enable guests to learn about the latest innovations and key trends transforming the world of hospitality from top industry leaders.

Then there’s Tasting Bar Experience, a VIP lounge that will welcome exclusive guests and media personnel throughout the event. Finally, Garland Canada Chef Competition will be held throughout the event and will feature fresh Ontario ricotta cheese as a black box ingredient.

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