Better make it quick. Your last chance to register for the upcoming CRFA Show at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto is fast approaching. The three day extravaganza begins this Sunday, March 7th and lasts until Tuesday, March 9th marking yet another incredible opportunity for business owners and consumers alike to mix, mingle and network with industry professionals in the restaurant and foodservices field.
This event is literally a can’t-miss. The online registration fee is only $20 so head on over to www.crfa.ca right way. Or at least, when you are finished reading this blog! Once you are there, you will be prompted to follow a quick and simple step-by-step process to secure your spot at the greatest hospitality event of the year. The registration fee at the door is $30. And quite honestly, still very well worth it.
As it promises every year, The CRFA Show comes fully prepared with seminars, presentations and workshops that everyone can enjoy. Among them this year is “Canada’s Top Chefs” which is presented by Garland Canada and McCain. You will be able to meet the best culinary artists in the country and be dazzled by their cooking presentations.
“Cooking With The Stars” is yet another amazing feature of this year’s event. Presented this Sunday and Monday by Garland Canada and Manitowoc, this is a live culinary event that will pair Ontario’s top chefs with members of the audience for a special contest. As CRFA’s website explains it: “Together, the professionals and their newly recruited sous chefs will prepare two plates for judging, based on mystery ‘black box’ ingredients.”
Escoffier Society of Toronto will be bringing you the “Culinary Salon”. This event, which spans the full three days of the CRFA Show, will showcase top chefs as well as culinary apprentices to compete in a showcase of their cooking prowess. Considered the “Culinary Olympics”, the focus of the competition will be on cold plates that are created by the professionals and their students.
Making its return to the show this year is Tabasco and BartenderONE’s “Cocktail Stage”. Also to be presented on all three days, visitors will get to “see master mixologists sharing the latest trends in cocktails and demonstrating the difference that fresh quality ingredients and proper technique can make in preparing and serving cocktails.”
Now how can you miss all of that? Of course, your friends at Synergy Merchant Services will be waiting to meet with you over at Booth #1009. Be sure to stop by and meet our Vice President of Marketing, John Meloche. While you’re at it, you may want to bring him a snack.
The office still likes to rib John about his exploits at the CRFA Show from 2008. With a wealth of free food samples to be had all over the building, John decided that he would buy his lunch. Feel free to make fun of him for that. See you there!