Sustainable Restaurant Spotlight: Hopscotch

On March 6th, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt Sider, Vice President of Franchise Development for hopscotch restaurants. If you haven’t visited one of Hopscotch’s bright and beautiful locations in downtown Toronto or London, and are looking for a fast, and entirely guilt free lunch Hopscotch is the place to go. Their … Continue reading Sustainable Restaurant Spotlight: Hopscotch

A New Way to Talk About Food

Monica Gallant, one of our previous UGSRP blog contributors, has been working on a new project that we're excited to share here. Funded through the Arrell Food Institute and in collaboration with Rainbow Plate, they are developing an exciting Preschool Resource Toolkit to further food literacy in a novel way. Read below for more information! … Continue reading A New Way to Talk About Food

541 Eatery & Exchange

Welcome back to our second episode of the Food for Thought series. As promised, this week we will take a dive into what a local Hamilton leader is doing with a global perspective. Known and loved dearly by neighbouring citizens, this local leader is none other than the 541 Eatery and Exchange! 541 Eatery and … Continue reading 541 Eatery & Exchange

Restaurant employees who work, eat and play together; stay together

  Most of us are aware of the positive correlation between job satisfaction and organizational commitment, but I believe many restaurant managers struggle with understanding what effects job satisfaction and how to actually achieve and improve it. Front-line restaurant employees often report high levels of stress, emotional exhaustion and physiological resource depletion (Han, Bonn, & … Continue reading Restaurant employees who work, eat and play together; stay together

7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recording

In case you missed the 7th Annual UGSRP symposium, “Plant Based Menus, ‘Fad’ or ‘Trend’ you no longer have to feel out of the sustainable loop. In the recordings below you can watch our keynote speaker Steven Salm, President of Chase Hospitality sharing his experience and perspectives. As well as, an inside look into the … Continue reading 7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recording

7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recap

On March 7th, the University of Guelph’s Sustainable Restaurant Project hosted our 7th annual sustainability symposium. This year’s theme was “Plant Based Menus, ‘Fad’ or Trend?”. We gathered wonderful industry and non-industry minds to reflect and provide valuable insight on the topic, and concluded that Plant-based menus are absolutely a trend. Our symposium kicked off … Continue reading 7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recap

Episode 6 – Jocelyn Maurice

For our sixth episode of OneHouse, we were delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with Jocelyn Maurice – Chief Operating Officer at Pearl Hospitality. And had the pleasure of producing this episode from the beautifully restored Cambridge mill, one of the many remarkable properties operated by Pearl Hospitality.   We went to the … Continue reading Episode 6 – Jocelyn Maurice

Episode 5 – Mark Hladik

Our fifth episode of the OneHouse podcast features none other than Vice President of Operations at Earls kitchen + bar, Mark Hladik.   We headed to the Earls king street location to record this episode and of course indulge in some delicious food and wine. An energetic buzz floated down king street as we approached … Continue reading Episode 5 – Mark Hladik