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

Episode 7 – The President’s Club

We recently had the pleasure of spending some time with talent management gurus Scott Bellhouse of Profile Hospitality http://profilehospitalitygroup.com/ and Jan van der Hoop of Fit First Technologies http://fitfirsttech.com. Both men have extensive experience in hospitality operations and now own their own businesses that help operators attract and retain top talent.  We started the day getting … Continue reading Episode 7 – The President’s Club

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

Episode 4: Mike’s World – Creating Value

Inevitably, the recording of this podcast was preceded by lunch, as most good ideas from Bruce and Mike are discussed over a meal. But don’t worry, any concern that conversation topics would have been used up prior to the podcast interview quickly evaporated as we settled into our “recording studio” and turned on the mic. … Continue reading Episode 4: Mike’s World – Creating Value

Episode 3: The Young Guns

To record this episode, we gathered in a classroom on campus that was all too familiar to our interviewees.  Having both graduated from the University of Guelph’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program, we had Kyle Forth and Ben Froggett revisit their old stomping grounds. Before recording, we began with catch-ups, congratulations and of course, coffee. … Continue reading Episode 3: The Young Guns

Episode 2: Court Desautels

The Main Course: Court Desautels Impressive is a word that could be used to describe both Court himself, and many of the main course dishes offered at his restaurants.  We would argue that he deserves even higher praise than the popular “Venison and Nettle Gouda Burger” found at Miijidaa Café and Bistro, one of four … Continue reading Episode 2: Court Desautels

Part 3: Certified B Corp

By: Kristen Cavanagh, Neighbourhood Group of Companies Click here to read Part 1 & Part 2 We are so happy to announce that the Neighbourhood Group of Companies is officially a certified B Corp! The Woolwich Arrow Pub, Borealis Grille & Bar Kitchener, Borealis Grille & Bar Guelph and Miijidaa Café + Bistro have just added … Continue reading Part 3: Certified B Corp

What’s the Beef?

The uproar around the Earl’s beef announcement is not surprising but the invective is been disappointing. I thought I’d reflect on what I see (based on our research and my experience) what the real issues are and how we might move forward. Apologies – it’s a bit of a long one. Is “Humane” a red … Continue reading What’s the Beef?