The countdown is on to the Foodservice and Hospitality Event of the Year!  And the excitement is palpable: Restaurants Canada is pulling out all the stops.  There’s literally something for everyone at this show.  No wonder its theme this year is #HospitalityUnleashed.

Here’s our pick for #RestoShow16:

1. TOP SHELF OPEN COMPETITION & $25,000 UP FOR GRABS!

Got killer moves at the bar? Pour drinks like nobody’s business?  Then #MixologyUnleashed competition at the #ShakeandSling Pavilion is for you.  Talented bartenders and mixologists are all welcome to compete for a chance to WIN $25,000!  Register >> http://topshelfopen.ca

Top Shelf Open

2. LATTE ART COMPETITION WITH $2000 IN PRIZE MONEY TO THE WINNER.

Does a cup of joe give you a good buzz?  Are you a skilled barista who wants some bragging rights? Over at the #CoffeeTeaPavilion, get creative and show off your brews! Compete for a chance to WIN $2000!  Details and registration >> http://restaurantshow.ca/visit/show-features/#coffee

Latte Art Competition

3. WIN SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECH SOFTWARE FROM YP DINE AT THE ALL NEW TECH PAVILION

The digital age is here to stay.  Get your business ahead of the curve with expert advice and tools from the #TechPavilion.  Head there for a chance to win a Kickstarter package that includes a Bookenda reservations program, and web/ mobile site marketing tools. Prize pack valued at over $6,600!

YP Dine

4. MANJIT MINHAS GUEST OF HONOUR AT BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Fancy having breakfast with a Dragon?  You can at #BreakfastofChampions event.  Learn from the Beer Baroness herself, Manjit Minhas and her secrets to success, as well as how to grow your business into an empire. Details >> http://restaurantshow.ca/visit/breakfast-with-champions/

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5. PIZZA PAVILION AND TRIP TO ITALY

Faema and Moretti Forni are bringing in pizza makers from Italy; a show not to be missed! Visit the #PizzaPavilion and enter for a chance to WIN a trip to Parma, Italy valued at $9000 compliments of the Italian Trade Commission.

Pizza Pavilion

6. CANADA’S BEST 100 ANNOUNCES THE TOP 10 RESTAURANTS IN CANADA

This is gonna be delicious!  On the Main Stage, be the first to learn who the Top 10 Restaurants in Canada are.  Hear these restaurateurs speak about how they run their businesses and get rewarded for their hard work.  http://restaurantshow.ca/visit/show-features/

Canada's 100 Best

7. EAT AND TWEET

Branding and Buzzing’s very own Social Marketing expert Sean Beckingham will be leading the way with an informative talk on how to be a compelling storyteller for your brand.  Hear him chat with influential people in the industry, like Twitter Canada’s  Cameron Gordon, Social Media Specialist Cindy La and Chef De Cuisine Jonny O’Callaghan, and learn how to take your customers beyond the plate!  Details >> http://restaurantshow.ca/visit/education-schedule/

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8. INDUSTRY NIGHT OUT

The night is still young after the done for the day, so of course it’s cause for a celebration. From 5-8pm on Feb 29th, join Restaurant Canada’s Board of Directors for a party.  It will be an evening of networking, entertainment, cocktails…and of course, lots of culinary creations for you to feast upon.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to kick off your heels, relax, and connect with fellow businesses, suppliers, and operators.  Details >> http://restaurantshow.ca/visit/celebrate-industry-night-out/

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9. GUSTOTV IS LOOKING FOR ITS NEXT TELEVISION STAR…

Is that superstar YOU? GustoTV will be auditioning people for its upcoming Food Show.  Whether you’re a culinary whiz in the kitchen, or aspiring to be one– if you think you have what it takes to shine, then show them your stuff. Sign up >> http://gustotv.com/show/casting-shout-culinary-superstar-hopefuls/

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10. THE ART OF CREATING EXPERIENCES

This informative talk will be presented by Chef Grant Van Gameren, owner of Bar Isabel and Bar Raval, two of this country’s top restaurants.  He will share his insights on what it means to create the ultimate guest experience, as well providing advice on the “whys” of your business in order to succeed in a highly competitive industry. Details >> http://restaurantshow.ca/event/creating-experience-with-grant-van-gameren/

Grant Van Gameren

To see all the fantastic features, talks, pavilions, seminars, demos, competitions, and more at the Restaurants Canada Show visit http://restaurantshow.ca/ for more. Tickets are on sale now; register before February 24th, 2016 for a chance to WIN a Vitamix Two-Speed Drink Machine. >> http://ow.ly/Yx4rC 

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