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#NotablePeople: Sean MacDonald, Owner & Head Chef of ēst

Sean MacDonald is done with the mental health stigma.  Just 4 months after opening his first restaurant, ēst, at the age of 27, a global pandemic closed it down. Now, chef and entrepreneur Sean MacDonald is determined to squash the stigma around men’s mental health in the restaurant industry as

Toronto is home to the best-designed restaurant in the Americas

What do you get when you put a kitchen and dining room in a Gothic Revival castle? The best-designed restaurant in the Americas. That’s the honour recently bestowed upon Toronto’s BlueBlood Steakhouse, which has wowed diners at Casa Loma since 2017. The designation was awarded by the International Design and

60% of Canadian restaurants might not survive the year

It’s a dire time for the restaurant business. According to a recent survey, 60% of Canadian restaurants might not survive until the new year. For most restaurants, simply being open isn’t enough. Mandatory social distancing measures mean many can’t accommodate the number of diners required to run a profitable business.

#NotableBusiness: Somun Superstar

Restaurants are feeling the pandemic pretty hard. For those lucky enough to remain open, they have had to get creative in adapting their business to meeting the needs of consumers living in self-isolation. We spoke with Toronto favourite, Somun Superstar, to learn more about how they’re staying positive and finding

Canada’s food industry needs us and the government more than ever

Many experts say it will take months and perhaps even years to understand the full impact of COVID-19. Well, early numbers are in – and they’re not good. Especially for the food industry. Restaurants Canada, a not-for-profit association representing the country’s foodservice industry, has published a survey that paints a