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Register now for Canadian Pizza Summit East!

The Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year Competition is back! In June we had a blast learning trends from top pizza chefs in B.C. and named a Chef of the Year West. It’s time to do it all again – this time in Toronto! Join us at Faema Canada for Pizza Summit East on Oct. 24!

Continued demand for retail pizza eating into pizzeria sales

Technomic’s latest industry insights report suggests that while retail pizza formats such as frozen pizza sold at grocery stores continue to be in demand, independent pizzerias can use customization and innovation to gain back sales from these competing formats.

Stoney Creek, Ont.’s Roma Bakery known for large slab pizzas, eyes $4-million expansion

The owners of Roma Bakery are marking 70 years in business with a $4-million expansion that will double the size of their bakery and pizza business. The Hamilton Spectator/Stoney Creek News reports.

First cohort of the National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades underway, second cohort announced

The inaugural cohort of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s National Leadership Program for Women in Skilled Trades is underway with 18 apprentice tradeswomen as the first participants in the program. Due to great interest, the partners will fund an additional cohort at no cost to tradeswomen which will start in February.

Terroir Symposium set for Calgary in September

Terroir Symposium is coming to Calgary on Sept. 18-21. The event brings together chefs, drink experts, service staff, suppliers, restaurateurs, writers, educators and business leaders to share their stories and interest in sustainability.

Newest in new products

Certified “Whole 30” tomato sauces, accounting software and Canadian-made hot honey. You’ll find these and more pizza-specific products, equipment and services in our New Products section. Check it out! And tell us what you as an operator are in the market for.

From the Editor: Take-and-bake here to stay

If you aren’t offering a fresh or frozen take-home option, it’s worth thinking about. If nothing else, it’s an option for reaching customers that will drive an hour to taste your signature pizza.
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Webinar set for Sept. 26: Show & Tell: Canadian Pizza Innovation

Make time in your Monday to attend a free, one-of-a-kind pizza webinar that’s designed for pizza chefs, bakers and anyone interested in craft of artisan pizza making. We’ll be joined by top Canadian pizza chefs Sarah Wallbank, Michael Angeloni and Tracey Muzzolini! Presented by the Baking Association of Canada! » Read more...
The Pizza Chef

The Pizza Chef: The Great Debate just got up-levelled

Move over pineapple, we’ve got something new to argue about, over, and over, and over again. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past few years, you’ve no doubt been exposed to the great debate: does pineapple belong on pizza? It’s such a highly discussed topic that no matter what social media platform you’re on, there’s bound to be a fresh post and a thread with highly opinionated individuals discussing their viewpoints. » Read more...

Featuring fresh pasta and gnocchi on your menu

Karen Barr talks with Italian restaurants that are carrying on the cultural traditions of Italy with seasonal updates and how homemade pasta and gnocchi can be drawing cards for your business. » Read more...
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International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE)

September 17 - 21, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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