Asking Hospitality Students to Reflect and Write on Racism in our Industry

This semester I asked my 4th year Leadership students to reflect and write on racism in our industry. I'll be posting a few of their works in the next few months. Here is the first. Let’s Get UncomfortableWritten by: A. Daigle As a non-BIPOC, a grim and disturbing light has been shed on the issues … Continue reading Asking Hospitality Students to Reflect and Write on Racism in our Industry

Interview with André LaRivière on his book “The Next Course: Reinventing The Modern Urban Restaurant”

https://youtu.be/ai-EOmlQwiQ On Monday, October 5th, I had the opportunity to interview Mr. André LaRivière on his book “The Next Course: Reinventing the Modern Urban Restaurant”.  During this interview we discussed many important issues affecting the food and beverage industry, both today and in the future, highlighted throughout the book. André LaRivière, author of The Next … Continue reading Interview with André LaRivière on his book “The Next Course: Reinventing The Modern Urban Restaurant”

Planet Bean: Leading the way in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Here I am with my mid morning Planet Bean coffee! Last year our intern Elaine Li wrote a great case study about an incredible Guelph company. Since  1997,  Planet  Bean  has  set  out  to  be Guelph’s coffee company focusing on fresh roasted  coffee.  Not  only  does  their  coffee differentiate themselves from competitors, their operations are grounded in sustainability. With two locations … Continue reading Planet Bean: Leading the way in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

From Health Worker to Regenerative Farmer

An Unexpected Journey to Reconnect with Roots Anahita Belanger's Farm By: Tanya Broschinski (3rd year UGSRP intern) Food is essential to human survival. Our ancestors’ lives were built around food production and acquisition: hunting, gathering and farming. We have come a long way in our production of food with modern technologies and farming methods allowing … Continue reading From Health Worker to Regenerative Farmer

Creative and Sustainable Learning Opportunities for Students

A view of Tanya's property. Much of what we do at UGSRP is done by our students from the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Management. Each year we bring on an intern to help manage our symposium and create content for our platform.  This past year we were blessed to have … Continue reading Creative and Sustainable Learning Opportunities for Students

Special Issue of the journal Sustainability

I'm excited to announce that I will be a Special Issue Co-Editor with my colleague Mark Holmes for the journal Sustainability. The issue will be titled "Sustainability in the Quick-Service and Fast Casual Restaurant Sector. Here is a copy of the call for papers for those that are interested in submitting a manuscript. The food … Continue reading Special Issue of the journal Sustainability

Don’t Forget About Sustainable Design

Photo by Kim Schouten from Unsplash When it comes to sustainability and restaurants there is a lot of progress in reducing food waste, environmentally conscious menus, eliminating single use plastics, switching to responsible sourcing and supporting social initiatives. An area of sustainability that is often overlooked and forgotten during planning is the design of the … Continue reading Don’t Forget About Sustainable Design

Restaurant Show Canada Speaker Panel – Planet & Profits: Sustainable Solutions for Your Business

On Sunday March 1st,  our Executive Director of UGSRP, Bruce McAdams moderated a panel with Laura Hawkings the Board President of Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF), Adam Brown the Strategic Sourcing Manager of Recipe Unlimited Corporation and Evelyne Gharibian the Catering Director & Owner of Hearty Catering. The discussions were truly inspiring and thought … Continue reading Restaurant Show Canada Speaker Panel – Planet & Profits: Sustainable Solutions for Your Business