Maple Leaf Canadian and Family Owned


Spotlight on Sous Vide

Cardinal Sous Vide Chipotle Pulled Pork on a sandwich


Spotlight on Sous Vide


If you’re a chef or restaurant owner, chances are you’ve probably heard of sous vide cooking. But what exactly is it? This method isn’t new - in fact, chefs around the world have been using sous vide to create delicious and complex dishes for decades. Sous vide is a modern and sophisticated way of cooking that involves vacuum-sealing ingredients in bags before placing them in either warm or cold water baths at precise temperatures for long periods of time to perfectly cook food from edge to center.


Cardinal’s Safe Sous Vide™ proteins are a breakthrough innovation in food safe sealed environment cooked proteins for restaurants, consumers, and commercial kitchens alike.


Cardinal Sous Vide Beef Pot Roast on a sandwich


Top reasons to use Cardinal Meats Safe Sous Vide products:


1.  Food Safety - Each of the proteins are cooked in a sealed environment, ensuring no possible exposure to air or any other element until you open it within your kitchen.


2.  Versatility - With chicken, pork and beef available in a variety of formats including whole muscle, diced, pulled, ground and bone in, Cardinal Safe Sous Vide™ products can be used in just about any menu creation you can imagine.


3.  Cost Savings - Not only are they delicious alternatives to the proteins you serve today, but they’re fully cooked, can be sauced or spiced, and are versatile in a variety of recipes - saving you on prep time, ingredients and labour costs.


4.  Labour Savings - Labour cost savings by way of faster, simplified preparation and clean-up.


5.  Clean Ingredients - The cooking process allows proteins to cook in their natural fats, which creates amazing quality and allows Cardinal to only include minimal ingredients within its products.


6.  Convenience - The products are fully cooked, so they don’t have to be frozen. With over a 30-day shelf life in every product, it’s easy to use what you need, when you need it and save the rest.


7.  Consistency - Whether you’re a restaurant, healthcare or industrial kitchen, you want to know that the proteins you’re using, and ultimately serving to you are customers, offer the same great tasting and eating experience — every time.



Product Codes



• 158547 Cardinal Meats Diced Braised Beef
• 158112 Cardinal Meats Beef Pulled with au jus
• 158086 Cardinal Meats Meatloaf with Mushroom
• 155441 Cardinal Meats Fully Cooked Burger Beef 4oz
• 158072 Cardinal Meats Beef Pot Roast with au jus - Large



• 104841 Cardinal Meats Pulled Chicken
• 164784 Cardinal Meats Pulled Jerk Chicken
• 164649 Cardinal Meats Chicken Breast 3.5oz
• 164270 Cardinal Meats BBQ Rotisserie 1/2 Chicken



• 164784 Cardinal Meats Pork Back Ribs - 9 pc
• 167546 Cardinal Meats Pulled Pork w/ Chipotle Sauce

• 167554 Cardinal Meats Pulled Pork - No Sauce



Cardinal Sous Vide Chipotle Pulled beef on tacos


Talk to your sales represenative today about Cardinal’s Safe Sous Vide™!


Cardinal Safe Sous Vide logo


Learn more about Safe Sous Vide






Flanagan Foodservice at 2:27 PM
RSS icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon

Why Choose Flanagan Foodservice?

Flanagan Foodservice truck with Toronto Skyline


Why Choose Flanagan Foodservice?


When it comes to outfitting your restaurant with the right food and supplies, it's important to choose a food distributor that can provide everything you need to help your business thrive. Flanagan Foodservice is a family-owned foodservice distributor that has been serving the Ontario foodservice industry for over 45 years. We are proud to be one of the leading broad-line foodservice distributors in the country, servicing over 8,000 customers in Ontario.


Simple to Deal With

Ordering your food and supplies should be simple and hassle-free. We make it easy to get the products you need so that you can focus on what's important: running your business. We understand that your time is valuable, so we aim to be as efficient as possible. You can rest assured knowing that we'll take care of everything for you.



A variety of food items plated



Premium Products

From budget savvy purchases to premium products, we have it all. With a comprehensive selection of brand name products, exclusive brands and local products, we can equip and supply every aspect of your business. And because we're always updating our inventory, you'll always have access to the latest and greatest products on the market.


Brand Points Plus

Flanagan Foodservice is proud to be the only food distributor in Ontario offering membership to the Brand Points Plus loyalty program. Brand Points Plus offers foodservice operators access to exclusive points on branded products and free rewards. With this unique program in place, independent business owners can gain valuable knowledge for their operations that will result in increased profitability with no extra cost!


We understand that running a restaurant can be a daunting task and we are here to help make your job a little bit easier. For more information on what we can do for you, please visit our website or contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!


Become a customer










Flanagan Foodservice at 8:28 AM
RSS icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Young people having fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day


Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate Irish culture, heritage and traditions. Whether you’re Irish or not, it’s always fun to mark the occasion with some festive decorations and special menus for your restaurant. We have a variety of delicious ingredients and products that can help you create an unbeatable St. Patrick’s Day experience for your customers.


Irish Menu Specialties

Nothing says “St. Patrick’s Day” like classic Irish fare. Traditional dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, fish & chips, shepherd's pie, bangers & mash, and colcannon are all popular favorites that you can easily feature on your menu for the day (or even for an extended period leading up to March 17). Save time and labour by considering some easy menu additions, such as Campbell's Bistro Beef & Vegetable soup or Shepherd’s Pie.  Wow Factor Desserts has selected three cakes that will elevate your St. Patrick's Day sweet offerings, click here to view their recommendations.


Campbell's Foodservice Shepherd's Pie and Beef and Vegetable Soup


Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your St. Patrick’s Day planning. Your Territory Manager will be happy to help you strategize and find more products:


191532                VERVE BISTRO BEEF SOUP                                          4/1.81KG

119213                CAMPBELL’S PIE SHEPHERD'S                                     4/2.27KG

225120                EUROPEAN FRESH CORN BEEF                                  2/2.25KG

105539                HILINER HADDOCK FLT BTTD LAGER 4OZ                1/4.54KG

134382                HILINER HADDOCK LOIN CF IQF 4OZ                        1/4.54KG

134252                HILINER COD TENDER GUINNESS BTTD 2OZ           1/10LB

134254                HILINER COD GUINNESS BTTD 4OZ                           1/10LB

137327                HILINER SHRIMP GUINNESS BTTD 27-33 CT           1/10LB

193700                MCCAIN POTATO CHIPPERS 1853                             6/1.82KG

193012                CAVENDISH FRIES 3/8" S/C CLEAR COAT                6/2.04KG

222000                LEADBETTER LEAN GROUND BEEF                            2/2.27KG

282586                LARGE WHITE POTATOES                                             50/1LB


St. Patrick's Day decorations on a plate


Festive Decorations

St. Patrick's day decor doesn't have to be over-the-top - just a few simple touches can make all the difference! Hang green streamers and balloons from the ceiling and set out small pots of shamrocks on each table. You can also create a "Lucky Charm" wall full of pictures of four-leaf clovers, leprechauns, rainbows and other symbols of luck associated with Ireland, in addition to décor it can become a photo wall for your guests to snap pictures and share on social media.


Irish Drinks & Cocktails

Offer your customers classic Irish beverages such as Guinness beer or Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. Or get creative with classic cocktails like an Irish Mule or Shamrock Martini. Offering specialty drinks is sure to bring in more customers looking for something festive.


Marketing Your Event

Don't forget to let your customers know about all the exciting things you have planned for St Patrick's Day. Use social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to advertise your event and any special offers that you may be running during the celebration. Also consider creating flyers or email campaigns so that current customers know what's going on at your restaurant.


St Patrick's Day is a great opportunity for restaurants to showcase their businesses and draw in new customers. By taking advantage of traditional Irish dishes, festive decorations, and marketing campaigns – you can take full advantage of this annual holiday celebration. Sláinte mhaith (Cheers)!








Flanagan Foodservice at 11:25 AM
RSS icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon

8 Reasons to Attend the Flanagan Food Show

Flanagan Tradeshow treats


8 Reasons to Attend the Flanagan Food Show



Flanagan's annual Food Show has thousands of products from over one hundred National Brand vendors, great deals, and fresh ideas—all in one place.


1. Menu Ideas

Indulge in fresh and fabulous flavours on display to get new ideas for menu planning, plating and garnishing.


2. Hot Trends

Experience first-hand the newest trends and industry developments, with new product launches, unique recipes and leading-edge product demonstrations.


3. Big Deals

Just by attending the show, get exclusive pricing on more than 1,500 featured products.

4. Networking Opportunities

Network with sales representatives and other operators in an interactive environment for new insight, ideas and innovations.


5. The s.t.o.p. Cash & Carry Booth

Pick up high-quality products at rock-bottom prices while speaking with vendor representatives about which products work best for your operation.


6. Sample Food and Beverage

Take the opportunity to sample and savour mouthwatering products that exhibitors have to offer. (A treat for your tastebuds!)


7. Over 150 Vendors

Enjoy live demonstrations from over 150 vendors, while having the opportunity to meet the innovators behind the ideas.

8. A Fun Event for All

Eat, drink, and be merry—one booth at a time!


Need more information? Take a couple of minutes to watch this video from our last show. 


Register for the show






Flanagan Foodservice at 2:20 PM
RSS icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon

Make the Most of Valentine's Day at your Restaurant

A couple celebrating Valentine's Day at a restaurant


Make the Most of Valentine's Day at Your Restaurant

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants. To make it a success, have your menu mapped out and enough staff on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. But don’t forget about wooing your guests! Let’s take a look at how you can make Valentine’s Day a success at your restaurant.


Menu Planning

The menu is arguably one of the most important elements on Valentine’s Day. You want to make sure that you have something special and unique for couples to share together. Start by creating a few set menu items that feature your best food and drinks. Consider offering a variety of price points so that there is something for every budget. Additionally, it may be helpful to offer “couple specials” such as two appetizers or entrees with a bottle of wine or champagne for one price. 


Wow Factor Strawberry Champagne Cheesecake

Wow Factor Strawberry Champagne Cheesecake


Valentine’s Day calls for something extra special in the dessert category! Consider these carefully selected desserts from Wow Factor and Daboom – perfect for Valentine’s Day.


Daboom Molten

Daboom Molten


Staff Preparedness

Finding labour can be difficult for restaurant owners during peak periods such as Valentine’s Day. It is important to take into account seasonal fluctuations and plan ahead by hiring extra staff before the big day arrives. Consider offering incentives such as bonuses or free meals to attract more applicants. If you are short on time and resources, contact local staffing agencies who may be able to help you find qualified candidates quickly and efficiently.


Make sure all staff members understand their roles beforehand and are prepared to handle any potential issues that might arise throughout the night. If possible, provide additional training sessions prior to the big day so everyone knows exactly what is expected of them.



Valentine’s Day isn’t just about food – it’s about creating an unforgettable experience for your guests. Think outside the box when it comes to creating a romantic atmosphere in your restaurant – from subtle decorations like candles or fresh flowers, to music or even a themed photo booth where couples can take photos together. You could also consider offering “extra touches” like complimentary champagne or desserts as part of their meal package - these small gestures can really add up and make a big difference in terms of customer satisfaction!


Valentine’s Day doesn't have to be overwhelming – if you plan ahead and pay attention to details, your customer satisfaction will be high, hopefully leading to repeat business.




Flanagan Foodservice at 2:25 PM
RSS icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon


Flanagan Foodservice
Name: Flanagan Foodservice
Posts: 109
Last Post: March 27, 2023

Latest Posts

Show All Recent Posts



Get Seasonal Ontario Ingredient Spotlight Maximize Profits Keep Up With Trends Marketing Your Restaurant Canada Environment Flanagan Food Show Cleaning Events Recipe Flanagan News COVID Resources Take Out Strategy