Restaurants Canada Show 2017 Recap

Restaurants Canada Show 2017 Recap

RC Show 2017 was all about celebrating CANADA UNLEASHED showcasing 150 years of foodservice, innovation, leadership and culinary excellence!

The show specializes in being industry leaders for showcasing what is the best of the best in FOOD, DRINKS, LEARNING, CONNECTING and GROWING YOUR BUSINESS in the hospitality industry.

The RC Show was back again this year with their exciting and hospitality driven event that took place at the Enercare Centre. For three full days the show has plenty to see, do, and best of all..taste! On top of what the show has  to offer it is also an ideal event to attend if you want to expand and take your business to new heights. The show provided a fantastic networking opportunity with over 1000 exhibits of products and services to check out.


If you didn’t get to see the recap of media day before the event happened here’s a short clip to check out:

Walking around the show I was personally taken back at just how many things I was able to learn from all the different exhibitors, vendors, and speakers. For people like me (non-hospitality industry experts) the show makes it really easy to see why people love what they do so much, each exhibit had their own uniqueness and passion shine through. I was also amazed at the wide variety of food to sample, from freshly cooked mussels in a wine reduction sauce, to authentic empanadas, excquisite pasteries, and plenty more.

The show floor was split up into a variety of different areas called pavilions, which included:

  • Shake & sling

  • Tech
  • Ontario

  • Culinary

  • World

  • Eco

  • Coffee & Tea.









If you’re thinking of exhibiting for next year’s show here are some great reasons why you should:

  • Connect with a variety of other foodservice companies 

  • Over 14 000 food and hospitality industry experts come to the show..they could be looking for a product or service you have to offer!

  • Increase brand awareness and promote 

  • See what new innovations are coming out and network with a variety of potential clients and collaborations

  • Have a whole bunch of fun while doing it!


The RC Show 2017 also feature world chef Lidia Bastianich:


More about Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, best‐selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. She is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants ‐ Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto – as well as Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City along with her daughter Tanya. Lidia, her son, Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali, and Oscar Farinetti opened Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace, in New York City, and have since opened locations in Chicago, Boston and Sao Paolo. She is the founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high-quality broadcast productions. Lidia also has a line of pastas and all natural sauces called LIDIA’S.

The show didn’t stop there, below are some other food industry professionals featured this year:


which featured: 12 chefs who took to the kitchen for the ultimate culinary tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday



  • Sonia Mondino, Pray Tell
  • Michael Hunter, Antler
  • Elia Herrera, Los Colibris
  • Dusty Gallagher, Peoples Eatery
  • Chris Brown, Citizen Catering
  • Steve Gonzalez, Baro
  • Matt Basile, Fidel Gastro
  • Jake Taylor, Tuck Shop
  • Matt Dean Pettit, Matty’s Seafood
  • Charlotte Langley, Scout Canning
  • Scott Vivian, Beast
  • Kevin Castonguay, ProvisionsTO Catering



It was about learning how to drive your business from industry experts. RC offered thousands of dollars of consulting advice in your choice of two half-day sessions, designed to inspire and provide industry insights and actionable strategies for success. This two day conference highlighted single-unite operators and multi-unit operator.

Learn more


The conference featured Tony Chapman as the host and moderator. Tony Chapman is a marketing guru and inductee into the Marketing Hall of Legends.

The whole trade show and events that took place during the RC show were also a huge success!

After the first day of the event that took place on Sunday, the show hosted an opening night reception from 5-8pm at the enercare centre. At the reception there was plenty of food and drink to sample from and enjoy, not to mention an opportunity to brush shoulders  and connect with industry colleagues, network with new contacts, and talk to leading tastemakers. building relationships with the people who matter most in the foodservice industry. Sponsors, exhibitors and attendees.

Tuesday at 7:30 in the morning the show also hosted a breakfast called “breakfast with champions,” at the liberty grand. The breakfast included discussions and presentations from keynote speakers in the industry.

Lovethiscitytv alongside brandm3dia were proud sponsors at the event. We also very much so enjoyed assisting with the marketing and visual ads at the show.

A big thank you and shout-outs to all the amazing exhibitors, staff, media, etc who made the event as successful as it was! Bring on RC show 2018!

To get more information you can check out the Restaurant Canada show website below, social media accounts for the show are listed below as well.





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