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March 2018 Digital Issue

IN BRIEF Smoke’s

IN BRIEF Smoke’s Poutinerie, in cooperation with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), is opening a new location in the heart of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, in Terminal 3 Arrivals. The partnership between Smoke’s Poutinerie and HMSHost, which operates this location, is bringing the great outdoors to travellers inside the airport with Smoke’s first mobile food-truck-style eatery...McDelivery with Uber Eats has arrived in Vancouver through a partnership between 11 MacDonald’s restaurants and Uber Eats. PEOPLE Tracy Steinwand is the new director of Global Operations for Subway. In her new role, Steinwand will lead all aspects of Subway’s global operations, including restaurant and field operations, and transforming the customer experience in restaurant...Jeff O’Neill, president and COO of High Liner Foods Inc.’s Canadian operations, is leaving the organization. The company does not intend to fill this Jeff O’Neill position, but will instead restructure the leadership of its Canadian operations to improve its marketing and sales effectiveness and reduce fixed costs. SUPPLY SIDE The American Metalcraft Product catalogue for 2018 has been released. The catalogue this year features the Crave Collection — a new line of break-resistant melamine plates, platters and bowls — which marks American Metalcraft’s entry into the dinnerware category...Citron Hygiene LP has completed the acquisition of Hygiene Solutions Inc., a Chicago-based washroom-hygiene services company. Citron Hygiene is a leading provider of commercial washroom and foodservice hygiene, pestcontrol solutions, warewash and chemical solutions and a broad range of other facilitybased products and services...Bonté Foods has entered into a co-packing agreement with Atlantic Meats to launch a new line of saltedmeat products and recipes into the Canadian market under the Chris Brothers name... Alto-Shaam Inc. has expanded its Vector Series Multi-Cook Oven line with the introduction of F Series full-size electric models...Heineken 0.0 alcohol-free lager is now available in Canada. The brand’s iconic green label has been turned blue — the colour associated with the alcohol-free category. Available in more than 16 markets around the world, Heineken 0.0 comes in six-packs of 330ml cans and bottles...Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. has been named Distillery of the Year at the Canadian Whisky Awards held in Victoria. In addition, to the Distillery of the Year award, Hiram Walker & Sons also claimed the title of Whisky of the Year for its J.P. Wiser’s 35 Year Old. WHATEVER YOUR PALETTE, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED 1.888.640.2333 CHEFWORKS.CA BACK OF HOUSE • WAITSTAFF • COATS • SHIRTS • PANTS • APRONS • HEADWEAR

PROFILE BY DANIELLE SCHALK Chase Hospitality Group is taking its successful business south of the border It’s set to be a huge year for Toronto-based Chase Hospitality Group (CHG). Late last year, the company announced two new partnerships that will see it expand, not only beyond Toronto, but beyond Canada in 2018 — nearly doubling its restaurant portfolio in the process. The first of these announcements detailed plans for a U.S. outpost of the company’s 100-percent plant-based concept, Planta. The new location will open in Miami Beach, Fla. through a partnership with Miami-based hospitality entrepreneur David Grutman, who owns night-life venues, is a partner in Komodo eatery and lounge and recently opened OTL restaurant in Miami. “We’ve always been a good friend of Dave’s. We have tremendously admired his talent and ability to really market both himself and the experiences that he represents,” says Steven Salm, president, CHG. “He completely fell in BLAST FROM THE PAST The original Colette Grand Café in the Thompson Hotel, Toronto FOODSERVICEANDHOSPITALITY.COM MARCH 2018 FOODSERVICE AND HOSPITALITY 9