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The Holiday Rush is on!

Ready or not, it’s time to get in the Holiday spirit!   We have some excellent suggestions to get you geared up for this bustling restaurant season.  From décor to easy adapt menu items and even charitable suggestions, we have the tricks of the trade in an actionable format for you! Get Dec

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Catering, Take-out & Delivery – it’s time to get in the game!

While these may seem like logistical challenges with margin pressures, you can’t ignore their growth!  It’s time to get in the game or risk getting left behind.  How much of an opportunity is it?  Take a look at some facts: Delivery sales jumped by 44% in 2018 over 2017 The term was “

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The NEW Healthy – Personalized Nutrition.

Just as consumers have pushed for customization in foodservice, choosing everything from bowl formats to burritos to the ingredients that go into each of those, consumers are now looking to custom diets that fit their individual lifestyle.  And just to drive home how vital food is to overall health

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Providing the necessities of life

St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian Church supports it community members with its Hope Clothing program

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Providing a safe environment for youth to flourish

Community Living North Halton' Saturday Centre program provides recreational activities for children and youth with developmental disabilities to go for a day of fun and exploration

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Ditch the Digital and Celebrate Families

We’ve all witnessed it. Families sitting in a restaurant, each and every member lost in their own smartphone as they wait for their meals to arrive. Many restaurants are keen to provide a social experience, by that we mean face-to-face chat rather than Instagram! Independent research conduct

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Time to consider your “foodprint”

In an effort to minimize the environmental and economical damage of food waste, more and more restaurants are coming up with creative ways to give life to scraps and foods on the brink of spoiling. The nose-to-tail movement, using every part of an animal or the vegetable version, stem-to-root are

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Introducing Chef Matthew Kennedy

Gay Lea Foods is pleased to announce our new partnership with Chef Matthew Kennedy. An honours graduate from New England Culinary Institute, he brings with him passion and knowledge achieved through years of experience working in France and Canada at some of our top and renowned restaurants. H

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Goodness of Goat Cheese

Gay Lea Foods Goat Cheeses are always made with 100% Canadian Goat Milk. With its tangy taste and unique texture, goat cheese has earned a reputation as being one of the healthiest cheese choices. Naturally lower in lactose, it provides healthy fats and is easier to digest than cow’s milk provi

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Hail to Halloumi

Halloumi cheese is making its way up the list of popular food trends and with good reason! Known for its robust texture and savoury flavour, it’s high melting point makes it perfect for grilling or pan frying without loosing its shape. Pleasantly crisp and savoury on the outside, deliciously me

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Ontario Association of Food Banks honours Gay Lea Foods and Dairy Farmers of Ontario

The Ontario Association of Food Banks has recognized Gay Lea Foods and Dairy Farmers of Ontario for a shared commitment to assisting families in need and local communities across the province.

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Treat Children Like The Special Guests They Are

For families with young children, eating at a restaurant that caters to a family-friendly atmosphere can make the difference between a relaxing evening and a stressful situation. When picking a place to dine for the whole family, parents need to consider establishments that can accommodate food alle

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Deck The Halls!

Deck The Halls! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! As our patrons point their proverbial sleighs towards their favourite eateries we need to be sure we are ready to welcome all with the best the season has to offer. Is your establishment ready to take full advantage of all the opportunities the ho

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Cheese Boards, The Perfect Menu Addition Anytime Of Year!

Cheese boards are extremely versatile. They can be offered as an appetizer or as a dessert and when you accompany with sweet or savoury additions they make a very appealing option on any menu!   To prepare the perfect cheese board, be sure to offer a variety of contrasting flavours, colou

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Power Up Your Profits With Specialty Beverages!

Holiday’s are the time of year we all seem to treat ourselves! Instead of going for the old staple, customers are easily tempted to spend a few extra dollars on little festive indulgences. Like trading a medium dark to a decadent with whipp and a drizzle! Easily tempted by a ho-hum(bug) hot

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Don’t Fall Into A Menu Rut!

The success of any restaurant is its menu. While an awesome location, a cool name, or eclectic décor may be a great hook to attract new customers, it’s the food that keeps them coming back! As the glorious glow of summer begins to fade and temperatures start to dip, patrons desire for heartier

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