Bria Weaver

Creative Content Creator & PR Maven, based in Toronto

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How to Prepare your Dining Room for Life Post-Lockdown

With restaurant dining rooms beginning to reopen, fears about COVID-19 continue to play a major role in consumer decisions. While the health and safety of everyone a restaurant serves has always been mission critical, it’s never been more essential to reassure consumers of the safety of dining out. As Canadians continue to come out of lockdown and consider returning to restaurants, your establishment can help put their minds at ease by enacting a few best practices and arming your staff with th

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How Les Cuisines Solidaires is turning ovens back on during the pandemic

When the COVID-19 shutdown mandate hit Quebec restaurants, Jean-François Archambault, General Director and founder of La Tablée des Chefs, started to receive calls from chefs and operators hoping to donate their remaining ingredients to the organization. As the shutdown progressed community shelters were struggling. Many of their volunteers went into isolation, leaving them with a growing, vulnerable population without food or the ability to access food.

Legendary La Trappe Brewmaster Lodewijk Swinkels Joins Brunswick Bierworks

Swinkels comes from beer royalty. He is the seventh generation of brewers and for the past 14 years, has been the Brewmaster at De Koningshoeven Brewery (La Trappe) where he won numerous international brewing awards and established La Trappe's world-renowned barrel aging program. Swinkels' connection to Brunswick Bierworks goes back decades to the Technical University of Munich in Weihenstephan where he received his training and befriended Brunswick Bierwork's Senior Brewing Advisor Christian R

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Creative science, space-driven concepts and robots: Food for thought for the future

Food scientists, beekeepers and even sanitary-minded robots are making waves in the restaurant and foodservice industry and impacting how the future of food will play out not just on Canada’s culinary stage, but on the global stage. Here’s an exciting round-up of some of the top industry disruptors and ideas transforming the restaurant and hospitality world: Restaurant robotics – Sophie, the first robot to be granted citizenship, has recently graced headlines and ignited endless conversations a

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The future of food – Restaurant trends in 2018 and beyond

Giving diners some food for thought, RC Show 2018 – Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality event – presents the top trends you can expect to see on restaurant tables this year. From Neuro-nutrition to floral flavours and even medicinal mushrooms, here’s what will be blooming all over menus: “RC Show 2018 is about unleashing innovation, so we’re excited to share our insights on the top restaurant and hospitality trends,” says Shanna Munro, President and CEO, Restaurants Canada. “The restau

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How To Combat Wine Anxiety With Advice From A Sommelier

Walking through the wine aisles can be intimidating. More often than not you want to crack open a bottle to simmer the anxiety as you navigate the endless options, although, apparently this is frowned upon. Shopping for a bottle to enjoy by yourself, while curled up streaming Netlfix (don’t judge, we all do it) is one thing, but having to choose an impressive wine to serve or bring to a dinner, can ignite a full-on panic attack. As a certified sommelier, I’m immersed into the wine world daily an

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Trending: The move to artisanal foods

The concept of how society is reflected in our food culture and spaces is one that shifts with each generation. The reason behind the industry’s current shift towards favouring the artisan—extremely skilled craft workers making extremely delicious food—is one that Chef and Culinary Curator Charlotte Langley perfectly captures: “Humans are being challenged socially now more than ever and are moving farther and farther away from social intimacy. When it comes to food and hospitality, the spaces, p

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All Stuffed Up? How to Beat Seasonal Allergies to You Can Breathe

April showers bring May flowers, sure, but they also bring something eight million Canadians dread every spring: seasonal allergies. Oh yes, those itchy eyes and runny noses and hacking coughs can just about kill you. If you’re one of those hay fever or allergic rhinitis sufferers, then you know how it feels to want to scratch your eyes out while you gasp for clean air to breathe. Well, don’t curl up in a corner until the warm weather passes just yet. There are some practical things you can do

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