What’s up at UGSRP?

2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for us with many events and projects on the go.  It all starts next week on Thursday Feb 1 when Bruce McAdams will be part of a Kostuch Media Webinar abou the impact that a minimum wage increase in Ontario is having on the restaurant landscape.  This is a free webinar and details can be found on this link  Webinar Info

Later on in the month Bruce will be representing UGSRP speaking and facilitating a panel discussion at the Restaurant Canada show in Toronto.  The event is entitled “The Business Case for Sustainability” and will take place from 2:15 – 3:30 on Sunday February 25th on the Speaker Stage. More details about Canada’s largest restaurant trade show can be found on this link Restaurants Canada Show

And please join us on Wednesday March 7th from 3:30-5:30 for our very own UGSRP Symposium, our 7th!  This free public forum is entitled “Plant Based Menus, Fad or Trend?”.  Our keynote speaker is Steven Salm, President of Chase Hospitality.

CHG_Headshot_Steven Salm_Portrait Official

Steven will be sharing his journey in opening and operating several plant-based restaurants.  Steven’s talk will be preceded by a presentation by our very own Mike von Massow. Mike will be updating the audience on some of our recent research findings on food waste and menu labeling.  The event will wrap up with a panel discussion on plant- based menu items.  Moderated by Bruce, the panel will include industry experts;  Steven Salm, Chase Hospitality, Mark Hladik, VP Operations Earls,  Sal Howell, Proprietor of River Cafe and Boxwood in Calgary,  Jason Jurchuck, Owner of Henry’s Tempeh, and Chef Daniel Hadida of The Restaurant at Pearle Morisette.

Please join us for what should be an amazing event.  Details of the event can be found at this link Symposium Details

Keep an eye open for some new articles and presentations coming to this website soon.  Two of our graduating student interns (Madison Homewood and Helen Martinez) are currently working on some great content you’ll want to check out!  Lastly, a special thank you to the team at Profile Hospitality for their sponsorship of our programming for this upcoming year.  Info on Profile can be found here Profile Hospitality


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