Another food fight

I posted this on my own blog and thought it might be interesting for some of our readers here.I read the announcement from A&W last week with interest.  They announced that they would no longer use beef produced with hormones or antibiotics used for uses other than therapeutic treatment (awbetterbeef.ca).  I’ve seen some criticism in … Continue reading Another food fight

Jonathon Bloom Speaking on Food Waste

We're very excited to be presenting Jonathon Bloom, author of American Wasteland, at the University of Guelph on Oct 3, 2013.  Jonathon is a leading authority on food waste and is internationally recognized.  We're lucky to be able to present him on campus.  Please take the time to come and hear what he has to … Continue reading Jonathon Bloom Speaking on Food Waste

Paintbox Bistro Gives Regent Park Neighbourhood a Splash of Colour

Since opening date in fall of 2012, Paintbox Bistro has been a big part of the revitalization of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. Chris Klugman, the proprietor and chef of Paintbox Bistro, a BCorp certified for-profit social enterprise, has brought more than just a restaurant and catering service to Regent Park– he is also serving up … Continue reading Paintbox Bistro Gives Regent Park Neighbourhood a Splash of Colour

PJ’s Does It Again!

Congratulations to PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium at the University of Guelph for ranking as one of Canada's Greenest Restaurants for the second consecutive time! This past year has been quite eventful for the student-run restaurant as they have also achieved the Level 2 Certification from LEAF!LEAF Reveals its 2nd Annual “Canada’s Greenest Restaurants” List LEAF … Continue reading PJ’s Does It Again!

Save the date: UGSRP Presents ‘Tipped Out?’ Forum

Save Monday April 29th, 2013 in your calendar, you do not want to miss this free event, discussing the issues surrounding tipping in the hospitality industry. A BIG THANK YOU to our event partner George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts and also to all the speakers who are providing their time and thoughts. Please … Continue reading Save the date: UGSRP Presents ‘Tipped Out?’ Forum

Define: Sustainable Seafood

The Question Ever sit down at a restaurant and wonder where the fish you have just ordered came from? What type of harvesting methods were used or simply whether or not the species is sustainable and been supplied by a sustainable source? A few months ago, Simon Day, chef and course instructor of Pj's Restaurant … Continue reading Define: Sustainable Seafood

UGSRP present at the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit

This past Thursday, May 31st, the third annual Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (C.R.I.S.) was held at the Hilton Toronto Centre, in Toronto, Ontario. The University of Guelph became a Silver Sponsor of the event this year and we were therefore presented with the opportunity to attend the Summit. Among the top CEO's and executives from … Continue reading UGSRP present at the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit

The Tipping Point – Is There a Fair Share?

There has been considerable discussion around the ownership of gratuities left in restaurants.  Recently, two high profile media stories reported servers complaining about having to pay the house a share of their tips.  There is also a Private Member’s Bill in Ontario that would forbid restaurants from taking any share of tips from servers. The … Continue reading The Tipping Point – Is There a Fair Share?