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The Marvels of Atlantic Salmon

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The Marvels of Atlantic Salmon: A Protein Powerhouse


Atlantic Salmon, a name synonymous with health and taste, is not just a fish but a symbol of nutrition and a sustainable food source.


Health Benefits of Atlantic Salmon

If you are looking for a healthy protein source for your menu, Atlantic salmon should be your go-to choice. Packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, it helps reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease risk factors for diseases. Additionally, it is an excellent source of vitamin D, selenium, and B vitamins which are crucial for maintaining optimal health.

Comparing Atlantic and Pacific Salmon

The taste can vary based on diet, habitat, and species, but generally, wild Pacific salmon is said to have a stronger flavour and more red-orange flesh, while Atlantic salmon has a milder flavour and paler flesh.

When comparing Atlantic and Pacific salmon, one cannot ignore the flavour variations among the five wild species of Pacific salmon. Each species brings a unique flavour profile to the table, from the rich, buttery Sockeye to the delicate, mild Pink salmon. However, the availability of wild Pacific salmon is highly seasonal and not available year-round. In contrast, the Atlantic salmon, renowned for its mildly sweet flavour and delicate texture, is readily available throughout the year thanks to aquaculture.

The Positive Side of Aquaculture

Aquaculture, in particular, plays a significant role in making Atlantic salmon accessible to consumers worldwide. It has revolutionized the seafood industry by providing a constant, year-round supply of high-quality fish. Moreover, it contributes to global food security and economic growth.

The Global Sourcing of Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon is sourced from many countries around the world. However, Canadian aquaculture stands out due to its exceptional levels of sustainability and traceability that other countries often lack. Canada's rigorous regulations ensure the health of the fish and the environment, making it a trustworthy source for Atlantic salmon.


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Cooking Versatility

Its distinct buttery and rich taste, coupled with a firm and flaky texture, make it an excellent option for grilling, baking, or broiling. Not only does it deliver exceptional flavour, but it is also incredibly versatile, allowing you to create both indulgent and light dishes to suit any culinary vision.

To tantalize your customers taste buds, here are a few ideas:
grilled salmon with roasted potatoes and steamed vegetables,
pan-seared salmon with mango avocado salsa,
baked salmon with lemon caper sauce and fettuccine,
salmon Caesar salad with homemade croutons,
and salmon and sweet potato shepherds pie.

From its unforgettable taste to its limitless serving possibilities, fresh Atlantic salmon is undeniably a must-have for any establishment.

With a sprinkle of creativity and a dash of experimentation in the kitchen, your restaurant can provide your customers with an unforgettable dining experience.


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Did you know?

Grille and Galley Atlantic salmon is from the Canadian east coast, ensuring the freshest product for our customers. The Canadian product is not only fresh but also versatile. It comes in whole fish and various sizes of fillets, catering to different culinary needs. Custom portions are also available. Talk to your Territory Manager for more information.






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Waffle Wonderland

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Waffle Wonderland:

Delightful Dishes for a Memorable Mother's Day Brunch

Maximizing efficiency while delivering exceptional culinary experiences is the key to managing the bustling energy of Mother's Day-one of the busiest days in a restaurant s calendar.


A delicious, time-saving suggestion that may work for your Mother's Day menu is pre-made Belgian waffles. They are more than just a time-saving convenience; they are the canvas for an array of unique and tantalizing toppings that will set your establishment apart. By using pre-made waffles, you significantly reduce preparation time and kitchen chaos, allowing your team to focus on crafting exquisite toppings and delivering impeccable service. Moreover, these waffles ensure consistency in both taste and presentation.


This Mother's Day, let these five waffle creations dazzle your clientele, leaving them with a memorable dining experience that they will fondly associate with your restaurant.


Rise n Shine Waffle Delight

For the traditional breakfast lovers, offer waffles topped with crispy bacon and a perfectly cooked over-easy egg. The rich, runny yolk adds an indulgent touch, turning a simple waffle into a hearty meal that will keep your guests fueled for their Mother's Day activities.


Waffles with Salmon and avocado


Seaside Brunch Waffle Delicacy

Elevate your brunch menu with this sophisticated take on the classic waffle. Start a layer of tangy cream cheese. Top with delicate slices of smoked salmon, adding a luxurious, smoky flavour that is irresistible. Add thin slices of avocado for taste and a pop of colour.


Waffles with bananas almonds and yogurt


Banana Bliss Almond Crunch Waffles

A light and refreshing option, this dish combines the sweetness of bananas with the tanginess of yogurt and the crunch of almonds. It is a healthy, satisfying choice that caters to the health-conscious guests and those seeking a lighter brunch option.


Waffles with chicken and syrup


Southern Charm Chicken Waffles

This Southern classic is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The combination of crispy fried chicken atop a waffle creates a delightful contrast of textures. Drizzled with a touch of honey or maple syrup, this dish offers a perfect balance of savoury and sweet.


Waffles with apples, nuts and honey


Orchard Harvest Honey-Nut Waffles

For a sweet end to the brunch, serve waffles topped with baked apples, a sprinkle of crunchy nuts, and a drizzle of honey. This dessert-like dish adds a festive touch to the menu, and the comforting flavours are a fitting tribute to the comforting presence of mothers.





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Navi - A Game Changing Cost Control Program

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Leveraging Navi with Brand Points Plus:

A Game Changer for Restaurateurs


As a business owner, you're always on the lookout for ways to streamline operations, manage costs effectively, and increase your bottom line. One such avenue is adopting cutting-edge technologies like Navi, made even more accessible by the Brand Points Plus program.


What is Navi?

Running a restaurant can be a daunting task, and we understand that you want to focus on what matters most: delivering exceptional service and delicious food to your customers. That's where Navi Cost Control comes in. The cost control software is designed to help you streamline your operations and maximize your profits.


With Navi Cost Control, you can easily track your inventory, manage your vendors, and monitor your food costs in real-time. Their powerful analytics tools provide you with insights that help you make data-driven decisions to optimize your menu, reduce waste, and improve your bottom line.



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The Power of Brand Points Plus

Brand Points Plus is an innovative loyalty program built specifically for independent foodservice operators. Members can redeem points on special offers from suppliers, including Navi. The best part? Brand Points Plus is 100% free.


Using Brand Points Plus for Navi

The exciting news is that Brand Points Plus members can save a significant 25% on their Navi annual membership. This offer presents an excellent opportunity to leverage a powerful tool at a reduced cost, directly contributing to better cost management.


Value to the Bottom Line

The use of Navi, combined with the rewards from Brand Points Plus, brings undeniable value to your bottom line. Navi's features allow for streamlined operations and improved efficiency, leading to cost savings and increased profitability. Simultaneously, the points earned through Brand Points Plus can be used to further offset costs or invested in rewards that can enhance your restaurant's offerings.


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8 Reasons to Attend the Flanagan Food Show

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8 Reasons to Attend the Flanagan Food Show



Flanagan's annual Food Show has over one 150 foodservice 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 hundreds of 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. Print your Badge at Home

Skip the registration line and print your badge before you come. Alternatively, you can pick up your badge at the show if that's more convenient.


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


Register for the show






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Score Big with a Super Bowl Celebration


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Game Day Grub:

How to Score Big with a Super Bowl Celebration


The Super Bowl is not only a major sporting event but also an opportunity for restaurants to attract customers during a traditionally slow sales period. By creating a special atmosphere and offering a unique menu, you can capitalize on the excitement and drive traffic to your restaurant.

1. Create a Festive Atmosphere:
Transform your restaurant into a football haven by decorating with team colours, banners, and balloons. Encourage staff and customers to wear jerseys or team gear to create a lively and engaging environment.

2. Offer Special Game-Day Promotions:
Promote drink specials such as beer buckets, cocktail pitchers, and themed cocktails named after famous football players.

3. Build Excitement with Pre-Game Activities:
Host pre-game events like trivia contests or raffles to engage customers before the big game starts. Offer prizes such as local game tickets or restaurant gift cards to create anticipation and encourage early arrivals.

4. Design a Super Bowl-Themed Menu:
Create a special menu featuring popular gameday foods such as sliders, nachos, wings, and loaded fries. Offer a variety of flavours and sauces to cater to different preferences. Don’t forget vegetarian and gluten-free options to accommodate all customers.


 Loaded nachos with meat and cheese


5. Game-Time Snack Platters:
Offer sharing platters filled with an assortment of snacks and treats. Include items like mini hot dogs, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, and potato skins. These platters are perfect for groups of friends who want to enjoy the game together.

6. Big Screen Viewing Experience:
Invest in large-screen TVs and ensure unobstructed viewing from every angle of your
restaurant. Enhance the audio by providing surround sound to replicate the feeling of being in a stadium.

7. Game Predictions and Prizes:
Engage your customers by hosting a game prediction contest. Ask guests to predict the final score, MVP, or other game-related outcomes. Offer prizes such as discounts, free
appetizers, or gift cards to those who make accurate predictions.

8. Social Media Promotion:
Utilize social media platforms to create buzz and spread the word about your Super Bowl event. Share enticing photos of your special menu items, post live updates during the game, and encourage customers to tag your restaurant in their posts.




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