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8 Reasons to Attend the Flanagan Food Show

Flanagan Food Show Pictures_Beef_Greeters_Shrimp

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Flanagan Foodservice at 12:50 PM
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2023 Food Show Product Review

Flanagan Foodservice Annual Spring Show entrance

2023 Food Show Product Review

 

At this year's food show, we were proud to showcase hundreds of incredible products. With so many amazing options, it was difficult for us to pick only a few favourites - but here are some highlights from the event!

 

The Flanagan Food Show is where the foodservice industry gathers to look ahead into what’s new, exciting and trending in Canadian cuisine. This year was particularly special with over one thousand of people in attendance - all buzzing with anticipation! Even Elvis popped by to entertain our guests. There were exclusive deals, delicious samples and learning opportunities for attendees.

 

Campbell's Chicken Bombay Soup

Campbell’s Bombay Style Butter Chicken Soup

When it comes to soups, Campbell's is recognized internationally for their quality and innovation. I had the pleasure of sampling their Bombay Style Butter Chicken Soup, and I must say it was impressive. Garam masala...cumin…turmeric, oh my! The unique blend of spices make for excellent ethnic flavour. With its creamy texture and perfect balance of spices, this soup is on trend. It’s packaged in 4 x 1.81 kg packages, allowing for smaller batch preparation that is super easy to cook directly in the pouch.

 

191019                VERVE SOUP BOMBAY BUTTER CHICKEN - 4/1.8KG


 

 

 

 

McCain - Corn Rbz

McCain, a well-known leader in frozen potato products, now enters the world of plant and vegetable shareables with their new launch. One of their latest additions, the Corn Rbz (corn ribs), is a perfect example of the innovation in the industry today. These rib-like treats are made with sweet corn that has been coated in crispy batter. While eating them, it's essential to hold them like ribs to make sure you get the full experience. They make a great appetizer or side dish.

 

199297                MCCAIN CORN RIBZ - 4/4LB


 

 

 

Carve Premium Ontario Beef Prime Rib Sandwich

Carve Premium Ontario Beef – Prime Rib

Carve Premium Ontario Beef supports our local farmers and economy. They offer AAA quality beef that is aged a minimum of 21 days, which makes it flavourful, juicy, and tender. Carve showcased their famous prime rib at our show, which got everyone buzzing. The booth was so popular I had to circle back to taste what everyone was raving about. The recipe that made everyone's taste buds dance was a simple sandwich, which included caramelized onions, au jus, and Carve Prime Rib on a bun. What I loved about this sandwich was its simplicity and ease of execution that any operator could put it on their menu.

 

222824                CARVE BEEF RIBEYE 2X2 LIPON AAA - 2/7KG


 

 

Mother Parker's Cold Brew Coffee

 

Mother Parker’s Cold Brew

If you aren’t serving a cold brew coffee in your establishment, you are missing out on a huge (and growing) market. Mother Parker’s Cold Brew is approximately $0.07 cents an ounce and consumers typically don’t ask for top-ups with a cold brew. This product is super easy, simply put it in the machine, and let it brew for 16 hours and voila - cold brewed coffee.

 

343449                MP COFFEE COLD BREW HAND CRAFTED - 15/16OZ


 

 

 

Rich's Soft Whip Topping

Rich's Soft Whip Topping

Rich's Soft Whip Topping is a game-changer for any beverage. This pourable carton contains a drinkable topping that is lighter and thinner than traditional whipped cream. The easy-to-use carton eliminates the need for any equipment, saving time and hassle. It is perfect for specialty drinks, adding a sweet cream flavour with hints of vanilla. The dollop on any drink adds value and makes the drink eye-catching. In addition, Brand Points Plus members should keep an eye out for point multipliers in the May/June Brand Points Plus flyer. If you are a Flanagan customer, signing up for Brand Points Plus is free and members can earn points for great rewards on many items.

 

116441                RICHS SOFT WHIP POURABLE TOPPING - 12/19OZ


 

 

 

Alasko Omelet Mix - Onions and Peppers

Alasko Omelet Mix

The Alasko Omelet Mix is a HOT DEAL with a $5.00 off per case offer for tradeshow attendees! In addition to the savings on the product, using the Alasko Omelet Mix saves on labour as there is no need to slice or dice any ingredients. The mix contains diced onions, red peppers, and green peppers, making omelet preparation quick and easy.

 

197571                ALASKO IQF OMELETTE MIX (ONION & PEP) - 10/1KG


 

 

 

Castello Gouda Slices

Castello Gouda Slices

Sliced Gouda? Yes please! Sampling this cheese was a tasty experience, it is delicious and authentic! Made from 100% Danish milk, hormone, and antibiotic-free. This flavourful cheese is perfect for adding a gourmet touch to burgers or sandwiches, and its smaller pack size means less waste from open products. The growing demand for Gouda makes it an excellent choice for menu items. Brand Points Plus members should also keep an eye out for point multipliers.

 

207865 – CASTELLO GOUDA SLICES – 8/150GM

 


 

 

 

Seacouterie Board - Fresh seafood on a wooden board

Seacouterie Board

The Seacouterie Board is a fresh take on the traditional charcuterie board by combining all seafood items on one board. The Caudles team had a variety of fresh options, from traditional favorites to luxurious items like caviar. This board is sure to impress seafood lovers. The display at the show included a sampling of some of the best seafood items available. Include various items such as (230213) Atlantic Salmon, (230088) Scallops, (230046) Mussels, (230307) Oysters, (230023) Caviar, and (230230) Lobster. Talk to your Territory Manager for more fresh seafood options!


 

 

 

Aviko Au Gratin Potatoes Cream and Cheese

Aviko Au Gratin Potatoes Cream and Cheese

My favourite new product of the day! These potatoes are a must try! These award-winning potatoes are made with fresh cream, butter, and cheese, and full slices of potatoes. Each portion (100g) is perfectly portioned for the ideal starch side for any meal. Their long hold time makes them ideal for banquets, and they cook in just 25 minutes in the oven. There are 90 portions in a case (6/15ea).

 

155992                AVIKO GRATINS CREAM & CHEESE - 6/3.3LB


 

 

 

Lynch's Maple Chili Sauce

Lynch’s Maple Chili Sauce

Lynch's Maple Chili Sauce stood out as one of the highlights of the day. The unique flavour profile of this sauce is sure to appeal to a wide range of guests, with its perfect blend of sweet and heat. The versatility of this sauce is impressive, as it can be used as a dip for seafood, a glaze for chicken, or even mixed with other sauces to create your own signature dish. One of the most intriguing suggestions was to try it on top of vanilla ice cream, which is definitely worth a taste test. It is also important to note that maple is currently trending upwards with diners, making this sauce a perfect addition to any menu.

 

446141                LYNCH MAPLE CHILLI SAUCE - 2/2LT

 


 

Lactalis Shredded Mozzabene 24%

Lactalis Shredded Mozzabene 24%

Lactalis Shredded Mozzabene 24% is a great alternative to traditional shredded mozzarella cheese. This cheese, which is pronounced "mots-ahh-beneh," (learned this the hard way when I completely mispronounced it at the show) has a unique shiny texture and great taste. It stands out because it has a higher fat content than normal mozzarella cheese, making it perfect for use in high-temperature ovens or wood-fired ovens. Lactalis is one of the few producers that offer a 24% shredded mozzabene. The best part is that this cheese is still priced competitively compared to conventional mozzarella cheese. For those interested in trying it out, samples can be obtained by reaching out to your Territory Manager.

 

207817                LACTAN CHEESE SHRED MOZZABENE 24% - 4/2.27KG


 

 

 

Martin's Potato Hamburger Bun

Martin's Potato Hamburger Buns

Potato buns are the latest addition to the bread market and their demand is rapidly increasing. These buns are created with a unique ingredient which sets them apart from other baked goods - potatoes. The use of potatoes in the production of potato buns results in a bun that is slightly sweeter and softer than regular bread, with a distinct yellow hue. The resultant texture and taste of potato buns make them a versatile ingredient that can be used in various ways, from classic sandwiches to high-end gourmet burgers.

 

125864                MARTIN BURGER BUN POTATO 4" - 4/12EA


 

 

 

Egg Solutions Egg Bites

Egg Bites

Another example of a trending snack that is growing in popularity is "omelet bites." These bite-sized snacks are impressively high in protein and provide a quick and easy way to satisfy hunger while on the go. The simplicity of execution makes them an attractive option for people on a tight schedule, and they are also gluten-free, providing another potential selling point for businesses catering to gluten-sensitive customers. In a consumer environment where convenience and healthiness are both crucial factors, omelet bites are a perfect snack option that caters to both. Available in three flavours:

 

110183                EGGSOL EGG BITES FOUR CHEESE             1/94EA

110196                EGGSOL EGG BITE BACON & CHEDDAR    1/94EA

110198                EGGSOL EGGBITE REDPEP SPIN EGGWHITE           1/94EA


 

 

 

Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry Beverages

Sparkling Cranberry Beverages

One of my favourite stories of the day! Did you know that Ocean Spray was founded in 1930 by three cranberry farmers and has since grown to include over 700 farmer families? Out of these 700, 100 Canadian farmers also make up the Ocean Spray team. All proceeds from Ocean Spray go right back to the farmers.

 

One exciting new line from Ocean Spray that has been garnering attention is their sparkling cranberry beverages. These refreshing drinks have a fruity, bubbly taste that is sure to please the most discerning palates. Manufactured in Canada with real fruit juice and cranberry goodness, these carbonated beverages are a refreshing alternative to traditional sodas.

 

463772                OSPRAY WATER SPARKLING CRANBERRY               24/340ML

463773                OSPRAY WATER SPARKLING CRANBERRY LITE      24/340ML

463774                OSPRAY WATER SPARLING CRANBERRY MANGO 24/340ML


 

 

 

Wow Factor Boston Cream Cake, Nanaimo Bar Cake and Chocolate Cake

Wow Factor New Cakes

I had to sample three new cakes from Wow Factor (tough job, but someone has to do it) and in typical Wow fashion – they did not disappoint.

  • Boston Cream Pie Cake – Vanilla custard is sandwiched between two layers of fluffy vanilla cake then coasted with a smooth chocolate glaze.
  • Nanaimo Bar Cake – With Nanaimo bar’s chocolate base packed with coconut and graham crumbs followed by the layer of custard-flavoured frosting and op layout or rich chocolate glaze.
  • Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake – This was my favourite of the new cakes, rich chocolate separated by chocolate mousse made from scratch. Finished with chocolate buttercream and swathed in chocolate ganache.

Don’t forget: Wow Factor has a FREE dessert menu program. If you place a minimum of 4 Wow Factor Desserts on your dessert menu you are eligible for a free custom-designed, full colour dessert menus. Talk to your Territory Manager for more information or visit app.wowfactor.ca.

 

105716                WOW BOSTON CREAM PIE CAKE - 2/9IN

105715                WOW NANAIMO BAR CAKE - 2/10IN

105714                WOW OLD FASHIONED CHOCOLATE CAKE - 2/10IN


 

 

 

Deluxe new Duro Shoppers

Deluxe new Duro Shoppers available

If you're looking for environmentally friendly bags, Deluxe has you covered. Their two new large bags make takeout service a breeze and offer the perfect solution for your guests.

 

504859   DELUXE BAG PAPER HANDLE 10X6.75X12" - 1/250PC

504861   DELUXE BAG PAPER HANDLE 12X9X12.75" - 1/200PC


 

 

 

Smuckers Uncrustables-Strawberry Jam and Peanut Butter

Uncrustables

PB and J with the crusts cut off? YES, Uncrustables have entered the Canadian market! A popular item in the United States, these sandwiches are not only a hit among kids but also perfect for grab-and-go locations, such as colleges, university campuses or golf courses.

 

108060                SMUCKR STRAWBERRY UNCRUSTABLES  - 72/76GM


 

 

 

Egg Farmers of Ontario Activity Placemat for Children

FREE Activity Placemats

To add a touch of entertainment to your menu, you might want to consider offering free kids activity mats from Egg Farmers of Ontario. These mats feature fun egg-shaped glasses that pop out, providing entertainment for children while they wait for their meals. The activity sheets are available at no cost, orders can be made online through the EggChef website.


 

 

 

Brown iAssist and iHost

Browne iAssist

When I saw a robot (a.k.a. iAssist) rolling down the aisles at the show I knew I had to investigate. I was impressed by its sleek design and functionality. The robot could smoothly move around, carrying trays with food and drinks (George Jetson was no where to be found).

 

I had a great conversation with the Browne representative, who explained to me how the iAssist works and who would benefit from using it. You can supplement your serving staff with the robot, allowing them to stay in the front of the house with your guests while the iAssist goes to the kitchen. Your kitchen staff can then put the food on the trays, and the iAssist will carry them back to the table. This simple process saves time and maximizes efficiency, allowing the server to attend to more guests and tables. It can also lead to higher tips for your servers, and greater customer satisfaction.

 

Alternatively, guests can take the food off the tray themselves, and the iAssist can still help with the bussing of the dishes. The robot has three trays, each capable of holding up to 22 lbs.

 

I did inquire about programming iAssist, let’s face it – no one is looking for more stress with tech. Browne will come to your restaurant and set it all up for you. Talk to your Territory Manager if you need more information.


 

That’s a wrap for this year. We share our heartfelt thanks with everyone who came to celebrate with us. We were thrilled to have you join us!  As Elvis would say, “thank you, thank you very much.”

 

 

 

Explore Our Food Show through Photos: 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Oakes at 8:54 AM
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Flanagan Spring Food Shows 2017: Thank You!

Flanagan Food Show welcome sign entrance

That’s a wrap!

April 5 and April 26, we held our spring food shows in Kitchener and Sudbury. This annual event gives you the chance to sample new products, network with sales representatives, and experience first-hand the newest trends and industry developments.

 

We’d like to say "thank you" to all who participated and attended. We couldn’t have done it without our fantastic vendors and customers!

 

Flanagan team at Food Show with foodKitchener food show guests, Kitchener food show entrance, ED Foods booth, Flanagan's Our Ontario booth.

 

Guests browsed the exhibits and had their taste buds working overtime sampling new products in foodservice as well as innovative approaches to traditional favourites.

Customers felt that this year’s show was very resource-focused, according to Dave Ball, Division Sales Manager for Flanagan's. “Products complemented current trends, and each booth provided great insight to menu planning,” says Ball. “Vendors didn’t just display their products, they explained how to sell it.”

 

Some of these trending items included the Maplehurst/Weston Bakeries doughnut wall and doughnut pops, as well as Rich’s Foodservice freakshakes.

 

Maplehurst/Weston's unique doughnuts can be customized to specific events, and Rich's crazy shakes are an incredibly popular menu trend. Both are sure to be posted to social media by your customers. (Take it from us—we couldn't resist getting a photo!)

Maplehurst/Weston Bakeries doughnut wall and doughnut pops, Rich's Foodservice freakshakes

From left: Maplehurst/Weston Bakeries doughnut wall and doughnut pops, Rich's Foodservice freakshakes.

 

This year's shows were centre-of-plate focused, featuring premium beef, fresh seafood and custom-cut poultry. As an introduction to our Carve premium Ontario beef brand, a chef greeted customers at the Carve booth with tender and delicious ribeye and striploin steaks.

 

“There was high interest in Flanagan’s protein products,” Ball continues, “most notably our new premium Ontario beef brand, Carve, and fresh seafood from Caudle’s Catch.”

 

Speaking of Ontario…

Our marketing team greeted customers at the Our Ontario booth, promoting our new local food program.

 

We're thrilled to introduce our customers to our local program.

As a proudly Canadian company, we know the importance of supporting our economy and educating our customers on the value of purchasing local.

 

As guests moved through the show, they received a Canada t-shirt from the Flanagan booth, supported Friends of We Care by spinning a wheel at their booth to win prizes, and last but not least, shopped the s.t.o.p. Cash & Carry booth.

 

 

A customer favourite, the Cash & Carry booth has hot deals on a wide variety of smallwares items each year.

 

“I had customers tell me that this was one of our better quality shows,” says Ball.

 

“Our show has a unique level of energy,” adds Amber Recchia, Event Coordinator for Flanagan’s. “Flanagan vendors love the level of engagement they receive from our customers.”

 

We take pride in inviting our customers to the shows. We recognize their busy schedules, and greatly appreciate the time they take to spend with us.

 

Our goal for each show is to delight, educate and feed our guests—we've done just that for another successful food show season.

 

Thank you!

 

at 2:12 PM
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Flanagan Food Show 2019: Read our Recap

Smiling Flanagan Foodservice team at the annual spring show

Each spring, thousands of people gather at the Flanagan Food Show to visit, sample unique new products, network with industry leaders and get exclusive show deals on a selection of products.

 

It was our 37th year hosting the show, and this year's was amazing. There was a buzz of excitement in the air as members of the industry came together to celebrate and learn about all things foodservice.

 

Because there is so much to see and taste (everyone’s favourite part) in just one day, we’ve recapped highlights of the show for you.

 

We sampled new products, learned new trends from each presentation, and had the chance to chat with vendor reps about what’s new and exciting in the world of Canadian foodservice.

 

Food Show Products

By Jackie Oakes

I’m Jackie, Senior Marketing Manager at Flanagan’s. I was able to visit many booths on show day and wanted to share some of my favourite discoveries:

 

Tamper-Evident Carry Out Bags

Flanagan code: 504489

 

These bags protect food from being tampered with when being delivered.

 

Recently I heard a story where a third party delivery driver was helping himself to some of the food he was delivering. I am sure most drivers aren’t—but this stuck in my head so I was very pleased to see these bags at the show. It is a large bag that permanently seals when the food is packed. Once delivered, the customer simply removes a perforated area of the bag and takes their food out. 

Ralston Tamper Proof Bag at Flanagan Food Show

It has a write-on block allowing operators to identify the customer or order number.They also offer custom print the bags; minimum case order is 250 cases.

 

 

McCain Avocado Wedges and Root Vegetable Medley

Flanagan codes: 199024 and 193039

McCain Deep Fried Avocado and Root Vegetables

 

McCain actually had four new products that I enjoyed sampling, but I forced myself to choose my two favourites to share with you:

 

Avocado Slices

YUM! Menu penetration for avocados are up 32% over the past four years and this breaded avocado is a great appetizer or addition to a burger. This provides operators an easy way to handle avocado, which can be rather temperamental.

 

Root Vegetable Medley

A tasty, unique twist on a traditional fry.  Carrots, parsnips and beets are cut and lightly battered.  Presentation is beautiful on the plate!

 

 

Carole’s Cheesecake on a Stik

Flanagan codes:

Matcha Green Tea – 107921
California Almond – 107919
New York Classic – 107933
Belgium Chocolate – 107934

 

Well HELLO, cheesecake on a stick!

Delicious, only 190 calories each, and available in four flavours: Matcha Green Tea, California Almond, New York Classic, and Belgium Chocolate.

Carol's Cheesecake on a Sick arranged on a plate

This is the perfect product to allow your guests indulge, while not breaking the calorie-bank. Today’s consumers are time strapped and want convenient foods that are easy to snack on. This product would work great in a location marketed as an afternoon snack.

 

 

Mini Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza Appetizer and Chicken Quesadilla Appetizer

Flanagan codes: 187791 and 187785

Brom appetizers

Brom Mise en Bouche was not a company I was familiar with before the show, and I was eager to try their appetizers. With more than 20 years’ experience in food manufacturing, their line of hors d’oeuvres and canapés were delicious!

 

My favourites were the pizza-style mini tartlet with pepperoni and cheese and the tortilla dough cone filled with chicken, strong cheddar, peppers and onions.

 

Strawberry Peanut Stick, Raspberry Chocolate Danish and Sweet Potato Bun

Flanagan codes:

Strawberry Peanut Stick – 107549
Raspberry Chocolate Danish – 107565
Sweet Potato Bun – 126150

 

Bridor Strawberry Peanut Stick

The Bridor story began in the 1970s, when Louis Le Duff moved from France to Quebec and couldn’t find a pastry to equal that in France. He opened in his first bakery in 1980 and has been developing high quality breads and pastries for over 30 years.

 

Bridor just launched a Strawberry Peanut Stick to mirror the attributes of a peanut butter and jam sandwich, which was scrumptious!

 

I am hard pressed to pick between that and the chocolate raspberry Danish. I was very excited about the sweet potato hamburger bun. The taste is very subtle, making this bun ideal for a pulled pork sandwich.

 

 

MadeGood Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip and Sweet and Salty Granola Bars

Flanagan codes: 

Chocolate Chip – 364538
Sweet and Salty – 364539

Made Good Granola Bars and Snacks at Flanagan Show

Made Good has a great story, leaning on healthy food as well as being an inclusive company. Half of their employees—from management to production—are women. Newcomers to Canada and people from under-represented groups enjoy a sense of belonging at MadeGood.

 

With one full serving of vegetables from six different sources, the vegan granola bars are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which can help contribute to a healthy digestive and immune system. 

 

Wings' Uncooked Ramen Noodles

Flanagan code: 119450

What is great about this traditional ramen noodle is that the product comes pre-portioned in a case of 24. Each package is 100 grams. It can be used in soups or as a cold noodle salad.

 

Here is a Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup recipe using the product:

Ingredients

4 bundles Wing’s Ramen Noodles
5 L chicken broth
1 inch ginger
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp. canola oil
2 tbsp. Wing’s Soy Sauce
1 tbsp. sugar
1 carrot cut into match sticks
2 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise
2 green onions, chopped
4 tsp. sesame oil

 

Preparation

In a large pot, bring chicken broth and ginger to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, slice chicken thighs.


Heat canola oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat and add chicken.
Once chicken pieces are fully cooked and have a nice sear, add Wing’s Soy Sauce and sugar. Continue frying until chicken evenly coated.


Boil Wing’s Ramen Noodles in lightly salted water. Drain, and portion into serving bowls.
Add chicken broth to noodles, and arrange chicken, carrots, egg, and green onions on top.


Drizzle with sesame oil and serve.

 

Serves: 4

 

I’m Katrina, Marketing Specialist at Flanagan’s.

 

There were so many delicious new products showcased on April 10 at our Kitchener show that I had trouble keeping my summary concise. These were my favourites:

 

Katrina Couto of Flanagan Foodservice

 

 

Beyond Sausage by Beyond Meat

Flanagan codes: 

Original Brat – 177000
Hot Italian – 177002
Sweet Italian – 177004

 

Walking into the show, the Beyond Meat booth was high on my list of vendors to visit. I was so excited to try the Beyond Sausage and it did not disappoint.

 

Though I’m not vegetarian, the Beyond Burger has been my A&W go-to order since it was released. The Beyond Sausage has the same attributes as the burger in that it has a similar texture and taste to that of its animal protein counterpart.

Beyond delicious.

Beyond Sausage Meat at Flanagan Food Show

 

 

Wow! Factor’s Sangria Cake, Reese Peanut Butter Blondie, and Vegan Chocolate Torte

Flanagan codes: 

Sangria Cake – 104169
Reese Peanut Butter Blondie – 104154
Vegan Chocolate Cake – 104175

Variety of Wow Factor Cakes at Flanagan Food Show

Wow! Factor was another booth I didn’t want to miss. I featured the Reese Peanut Butter Blondie in an issue of our New Product Newsletter shortly before the show, and I had to try it for myself.

 

Wow! Factor has released five unique new products for spring 2019, and these products were three of them.

 

The Reese Peanut Butter Blondie tastes exactly as you’d imagine a Reese candy would taste in cake form. In other words, decadent.

 

Their Vegan Chocolate Cake is comprised of mostly plant ingredients, and the Sangria Cake is heavenly, fresh, and chock-full of summer berries.

 

Cavendish DeliverCrisp™ Fries

Flanagan code: 193130

This year, Cavendish debuted their DeliverCrisp™ fries; a skin-on, straight-cut fry that maintains its crispiness for 30 minutes while en route to your customer’s door. 55% of restaurant delivery occasions are incremental orders, and right now French fries are the fastest growing food item in delivery. No matter what serving container these are packaged in, DeliverCrisp™ fries are designed to provide an unprecedented hold time.
Cavendish Deliver Crisp Fries

 

 

 

Fully Cooked Chicken Wings

 

Even better: this product qualifies for Brand Points Plus, and until June 30 you can earn 5 bonus points for each case purchased!

Flanagan code 164494

Reuven International featured their new Fully Cooked Wings (exclusive to Flanagan!), and they were incredibly tasty as is, without any seasoning.

 

These wings are prepared straight from your freezer to the fryer and ready in less than five minutes. Because they’re fully cooked, you eliminate any food safety concerns and minimize fryer oil degradation.

Rueven Fully Cooked Wings

 

 

KIND Bars

Flanagan code: 164494

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate – 177000

Almond Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate – 177002

Almond & Coconut – 177004

 

Kind, indeed. KIND bars are all about simplicity. With no artificial sweeteners or added sugars, these bars are nutrient-dense without compromising flavour.

 

Speaking of flavour, the three that were featured at the show were delicious; Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate, Almond Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate, and Almond & Coconut.

 

Kind Bars - Dark Chocolate nuts and sea salt

 

 

 

The Deals
Flanagan Team promoting truckload deals at Flanagan Show

Once again, we had a Truckload Deals section in the centre of the show floor that featured one-day-only deals on select products. Flanagan customers placed their orders on the spot, and saved anywhere from $0.50 to $18.00 per case (or portion, depending on the product).

 

Products with deals included Grille & Galley Gourmet steak, Redpath sugar, Gay Lea salted and unsalted butter, High Liner seafood, and a variety of smallwares.

 

Though the Truckload Deals were one-day-only, show pricing applies for six weeks past show date; reach out to your Territory Manager for more information or call Customer Relations at 1-855-FLANAGAN.

 

Thank you to all guests, vendors, presenters and staff for another wonderful show season. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

 

Flanagan Foodservice at 10:45 AM
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Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B)

Whiskey on ice in a glass

MediaEdge Communications accelerates its Canadian foodservice industry media and event portfolio with the addition of the annual Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B).

 

TORONTO, ON – June 11, 2018 — MediaEdge Communications is pleased to announce the latest addition to its growing show portfolio, the annual Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show. The 2018 CR&B Show will be held October 28 and 29 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

 

“We are extremely excited to launch the most unique and interactive foodservice industry show in Canada! Our sincere thanks go out to numerous owners, operators and chefs as well as foodservice industry distributors, brokers and manufacturers whose input and ideas were instrumental in developing all aspects of the CR&B Show,” says Chuck Nervick, Senior Vice President at MediaEdge. “We were challenged by the foodservice industry to design an event that was more experiential in nature while providing multiple opportunities to learn, interact with peers, sample, purchase products onsite and more, and we are proud to say that the CR&B Show is well on its way to not only meet, but to exceed that challenge.”

 

The CR&B Show would like to recognize and thank our industry show partners for their support and guidance. The show partners include the Culinary Federation (CF), Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR), the Ontario Restaurant Hotel Motel Association (ORHMA) and the Nightclub & Bar Show (NC&B). A number of additional industry show partners will be announced over the next few weeks.

 

The CR&B Show also has a number of recognizable foodservice industry suppliers that have already confirmed their support of the 2018 show. This growing list of companies include Flanagan Foodservice, Total Focus Foodservice Sales & Marketing, Magnum Food Brokers Inc., Big Wave Marketing Inc., Heritage Parts Canada, RG Henderson & Son Ltd., Nestlé Professional, Reuven International, Sandalyeci, F. Dick Chefs Knives, Food Supplies, U.S. Food & Beverage Alliance, Matrix Integrated Solutions Ltd., Berg, Kendale Products Ltd., Igloo Food Equipment, Maximum Food Sales Ltd., AIP Connect, Export Packers Group of Companies and more.

 

The 2018 CR&B Show is a true industry show that will provide significant value to all attending delegates, regardless of the type of foodservice establishment. Show attendees will experience a wide range of unique and interactive features including a Toronto dine-around program, an on-floor functional kitchen, cooking stage competitions and demonstrations, celebrity chef book signings, a chef photography salon, butchery demonstrations, on-site job interviewing and recruitment, an unparalleled education program, foodservice industry awards, food and beverage sampling and purchasing, interactive equipment and technology demonstrations and much more.

 

The 2018 CR&B Show joins the existing MediaEdge Communications Canadian foodservice industry show and media portfolio that includes Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News, restobiz.ca, the RestoBiz BYTES weekly industry e-newsletter, @RestoBizCRFN, (Twitter and Instagram) and the ApEx Show.

 

For more information on CR&B 2018, please visit www.crbshow.ca.

 

About MediaEdge Communications Inc.

For more than 30 years, MediaEdge has launched, managed and produced market-leading, well-recognized print and digital publishing, conference and trade show products within a variety of industry-specific sectors, positioning MediaEdge among the most respected organizations in the field.

 

For Media Inquiries: 

Chuck Nervick, Senior Vice President,
MediaEdge Communications Inc.
chuckn@mediaedge.ca

416-512-8186 ext. 227

 

For Exhibitor/Sponsor Inquiries:

Edwin Cabural,
Director of Sales, CR&B Show
edwinc@mediaedge.ca

416-512-8186 x 265

 

Nick Nervick,
Associate Publisher
nickn@mediaedge.ca

416-512-8186 x 249

 

For Additional Show Inquiries:

Rita Grossi,
Show Operations Manager, CR&B Show
ritag@mediaedge.ca

416-512-8186 x 203

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