Dairy Farmers of Ontario and Restaurants Canada Partner to Put Local Food, Food Quality, and Nutrition on the Menu

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) and Restaurants Canada are very excited to announce a new partnership. The organizations will work together to support the hospitality and foodservice and distribution industries access Ontario’s supply of high-quality, locally-produced agri-foods.

“The Ontario dairy sector continues to prioritize food safety and quality over all else,” says Graham Lloyd, DFO General Manager and CEO. “DFO is working with Restaurants Canada to connect thought leaders from both the dairy and food industries in the interest of aligning the innovation that drives our sector forward. Both organizations and the industries they represent understand the need for improved access to the local food supply chain for the food industry, and to nutritious, local food for consumers.”

The partnership formally kicks off this weekend at RC Show 2018, taking place from Feb. 25 – 27 at Toronto’s Enercare Centre.

On behalf of Ontario’s dairy producers and dairy sector partners, DFO is excited to engage and connect with the more than 16,000 foodservice and hospitality professionals from across Canada at three VIP events over three days as the industry comes together to shop, taste, learn, connect and do business.

DFO and Restaurants Canada will work together to promote food safety, quality, and nutrition for all Canadians. We will facilitate new conversations and ideas to address the preferences and food trends that consumers and the Canadian hospitality and culinary community care about most. 

The exclusive Top-to-Top Reception will enable industry leaders to enjoy a culinary experience while they network. Top chefs, beverage ambassadors and brands from across the country will take industry leaders and media influencers on an adventure to remember with live entertainment, inventive sips and bites, and special guest appearances throughout The Great Hall in Toronto’s Queen Street West district.

Breakfast with Champions, sponsored by leading dairy processor Saputo, will feature a delicious breakfast menu created by RC Show 2018 culinary curator and Chef Charlotte Langley. This game-changing power breakfast will inform guests about the latest innovations and key trends transforming the world of hospitality from top industry leaders.

New this year is Beyond the Rail – a bar and beverage event that brings beverages to life with innovation, craft, service and hospitality. Be sure to catch the Garland Canada Chef Competition, which will feature fresh Ontario ricotta cheese as a black box ingredient.

With all of these exciting features and much more, RC Show 2018 is one event that shouldn’t be missed!

To learn more about Dairy Farmers of Ontario, please visit www.milk.org

To learn more about Restaurants Canada and the RC Show, please visit www.restaurantscanada.org
RCShow Twitter handle: @RCShowCanada

For more information or for media requests, please contact:

Laural Adams,
Manager, communications
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Cell: 647-462-5559
Email: Laural.Adams@milk.org