Mountainoak Cheese

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 17, 2017 10:30:29 AM

The Beginning

Adam van Bergeijk and his wife Hannie took over the family dairy farm in Holland from Adam's parents in 1976. From the beginning, they had an interest in making artisan cheese on the farm. In 1981, they both attended the renowned cheesemaker's school in Gouda, a centre of cheesemaking expertise for over three hundred years. Now a teacher of cheesemaking himself, Adam has trained students from countries throughout Europe in the art of cheesemaking.

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Tags: Ontario

Foodservice Disruptor: The Meal Kit Trend

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 11, 2017 9:45:16 AM

Like the plethora of phone apps and the massive retail presence that is online ordering via organizations like Amazon, Netflix, Uber and Just Eat, meal kits are out there and slowly becoming a potential disruptor to the bricks-and-mortar restaurant industry. They answer a simple question asked by consumers: “Can I stay at home and have a great meal?”

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Tags: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

Meet the Pelleboers

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 5, 2017 11:58:31 AM

Growing up on a beef farm in Lambton County, Sally Smith-Pelleboer has always had a passion for agriculture and caring for animals. She, her husband Gerrit, and their three children operate a dairy farm in Oxford County, and Sally, under her own enterprise, raises beef cows and calves.

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Tags: Ontario

Recipe: Ontario Peameal and Potato Chowder

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 28, 2017 9:30:13 AM

Cool weather calls for comfort food. Pair this chowder with warm, crusty bread for a hearty starter or entrée.

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Tags: Get Seasonal, Ontario, Recipes

Capitalizing on Fall Harvest

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 22, 2017 10:00:25 AM

The summer yields a good bounty of fresh and delicious produce that everyone loves.

And yet, it is fall that seems to get people excited and thinking about their favourite restaurants for great new menus and time spent there with friends and family.

But while the fall harvest is a tremendous offering to restaurant kitchens, the versatility of the produce is too often overlooked, according to Jackie Oakes, Marketing Manager at Flanagan Foodservice.

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Tags: Get Seasonal, Ingredient Spotlight, Featured

Recipe: Raisin and Pecan Baked Apples

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 18, 2017 10:00:54 AM

A comforting dessert during cool autumn days, this recipe is the perfect seasonal LTO.

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Tags: Recipes

How to Make a Winning First Impression

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 6, 2017 10:30:37 AM

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how delicious the food is, how ambient the room looks or how reasonable the prices are; if a guest walks in and some small behaviour rubs him the wrong way, he may never eat there again.

Everyone knows someone who has walked out of a restaurant and stated, “I can’t believe what just happened - I’m never going back!”

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Tags: Maximize Profits

Social Media Tips to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 10, 2017 2:31:57 PM

Don’t restaurateurs have enough on their plates?

From faltering economies to fickle diners seeking new food trends and tastes, restaurant owners and operators have enough to juggle without adding something called social media to the list.

But hold on: it might be “because of social media” rather than “despite social media” that restaurateurs could see improvements to their bottom line.

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Tags: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Featured

Celebrating Food Day Canada: Interview with Anita Stewart

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 4, 2017 9:00:55 AM

Anita Stewart is an author and food activist, and for her service to and expertise in gastronomy – especially regarding Canadian cuisine – she has been named a Member of the Order of Canada as well as having been installed as Food Laureate of the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Marketing Your Restaurant, Canada

Understanding the 7 Canadian Eater Archetypes

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 3, 2017 10:10:06 AM

Technomic has segmented consumers into seven varying Eater Archetypes to provide an industry-standard that ensures the proper psychological understanding and reflection of the foodservice consumer.

It’s not enough to understand just demographics of any particular segment, but also their values, motivations, and pain points when dining to generate deeper loyalty and more frequent usage of your operation among these archetypes.

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Tags: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

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