Tag: food business

Tips for Exhibiting at Virtual Trade Shows

By Dana McCauley February 2021 In anticipation of the upcoming  Restaurants Canada Show, FCC  and I hosted a webinar to help venders and visitors prepare for the show.  I interviewed Lynn Siegal and Mike Tkaczuk, two successful food suppliers and Jay Ashton and Martin Kouprie, two well-seasoned chefs. We spent an hour talking about best…
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Fuel your Creativity with Flavour of the Month Club Meet Ups

By Dana McCauley    I used to fantasize about having an empty week that offered an opportunity to hunker down at home away from the hustle and bustle of the professional world. Now that I’m almost a year into working from home everyday, I’ve filed that dream under the heading of ‘be careful what you wish for’.   I’m pretty sure I’m…
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Three Reasons to take a BUI Food Business Workshop

From workshops designed to give you and your team the skills to grow your food business to discussion groups and trends presentations that will ignite your creativity, Blue Unicorn Innovation workshops are valued by people who want to stay innovative and launch profitable food products.  Our workshops are led by food trend and innovation expert…
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Choosing Local is Becoming Easier

These products all use a locally made call out to gain consumer trust.   In 1996 when my husband Chef Martin Kouprie opened Pangaea Restaurant, farm-to-table was a concept he had to explain to customers. He was among the first cohort of Canadian fine dining chefs who cultivated relationships with farmers, foragers and artisan ingredient…
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Three Good News Food Trends Coming in 2021

Picture caption: Clean eating will take on new meaning in 2021    By Dana McCauley    Thanks to modern technology, I’ll join 10 (or more) CBC radio morning shows to share food trends predictions for the coming year on December 31st. In preparation for my audio tour of Canada, I decided to focus on the…
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The QR Code Comes of Age

You likely noticed QR codes turning up more often in the retail landscape before the pandemic. If you’re like me, that may have seemed a bit puzzling until you realized that the last few smart phone launches feature a simple to use swipe-up feature that allows users to read these codes without even needing to…
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