You’ve found a location, planned the menus, sourced your supplies, and picked the perfect name but there’s still a lot of regulatory hurdles to overcome before you can open your dream restaurant.
Food Safety Market Blog
A blog with articles related to food handler certification and education on food safety related issues.
Canada’s foodservice industry is a diverse and dynamic sector, encompassing a variety of ethnicities. As a longstanding premier provider of educational materials for the industry, we’re on a mission to make training available to everyone - regardless of what language they speak.
Good training is an investment in your future, so if you’re looking for food handler certification, don’t be tempted to cut corners. Apart from anything else, your time is valuable. If you’re going to sink hours into a food handler certification course, you need the best on the market.
There are many online food handler certification courses on the market. So many, in fact, that it’s hard to know how to choose a reputable program - one that will arm you with the knowledge you need to get a foodservice job, advance your career, and boost your resume.
Canada’s diverse workforce is home to many different languages, cultures, and ethnicities - and the foodservice and restaurant industry is no exception.
If you operate a foodservice business in Ontario, you know how important it is to have your staff Smart Serve certified. The certificate is mandatory for any employee selling or serving alcohol in the province so all bar staff, waiters, and kitchen workers in licensed premises have to have a current license.
With the holidays in full swing, restaurants are filling up and while that’s good news for businesses, it puts a lot of pressure on managers.
Lockdowns may be over as pandemic measures relax, but Canada’s restaurants face an uphill battle to recovery. Two years of restrictions, a labour shortage, and a looming recession have put enormous strain on the restaurant industry, with an estimated 13,000 foodservice businesses closing their doors since March 2020.
Given the ongoing labor shortage, employee development is one of the biggest emerging workplace trends heading into 2023. Companies are realizing they need to go the extra mile to hang onto talented staff, especially in the restaurant business where job-hopping is becoming the norm.
Job vacancies in Canada’s restaurant industry have tripled since the pandemic, stalling recovery in the beleaguered sector as it grapples with rising food costs, mounting debt, and high inflation.
Restaurants can’t afford to lose talent, even in the best of times. With job-hopping becoming the norm, employers must go the extra mile to offer skilled staff more than just a pay cheque.