2 Solutions for a Safer, More Sanitized Foodservice Operation

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Apr 29, 2022 12:09:00 PM

Cleanliness and safety have always been cornerstones of restaurant operations, but as we've seen over the past few years and will certainly see in the future, customers and consumers are paying closer attention to safety and sanitation practices. In today's Canadian restaurant industry, it's almost as impactful as the food.

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Topics: Champion, food safety, trends, Bluezone

How to Upgrade Your Hockey Concession Stand

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Apr 15, 2022 12:09:00 PM

Hockey is an entertaining sport to watch and even more so to play, but the costs can be high when it comes to keeping up with a league. While there are many ways to fundraise money and offset the costs, one of the most efficient ideas is upgrading your concession stand equipment, as everyone loves a good rink-side snack bar.

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Topics: concessions, trends

The Advantages of Using a Blodgett Ventless Convection Oven

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Dec 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM

One of the biggest and hottest trends in the foodservice industry is a move towards smaller kitchens and larger seating areas. As business owners and operators search for creative ways to increase sales and profits, one of the hottest products in the industry is ventless cooking equipment.

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Topics: ventless, trends, Blodgett

New Middleby Beverage Brands

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Oct 9, 2020 8:37:45 AM

WD Colledge is happy to announce that we will be representing the new Middleby beverage companies. From bar and beverage automation to the best coffee makers available in the commercial market, we're your one stop resource to all things beverage.

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Topics: beverages, trends, Middleby

A Quick Look at Canada's Beverage Trends in 2020

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Oct 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

While the COVID-19 crisis has certainly changed several aspects of beverage service in Canada -- in large part the ways in which they are delivered to customers -- the trends we saw at the beginning of the year are still just as relevant as ever. In some cases, you could even argue beverages are even more accessible than food in 2020, simply because of their portability for takeout and delivery scenarios.

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Topics: beverages, trends

Introducing the Culinary Colledge

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Aug 31, 2020 12:29:25 PM

Do you ever wonder what exactly goes on inside the kitchen at W.D. Colledge?

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Topics: beverages, trends

A Quick Primer on Canadian Comfort Food

Posted by W.D. Colledge on May 8, 2020 8:54:31 AM

During times of uncertainty like the current climate, comfort food is often desired. In Canada, our favourite foods warm us up, reward us, and get us through both fun and not-so-happy days.

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Topics: trends

You Can Make a Lot of Nashville Hot Chicken with These Fryers

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Mar 27, 2020 7:15:00 AM

One of the hottest food trends in recent years involves the explosion of a dish known as Nashville hot chicken. As you can probably guess, this dish started out in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, however, restaurants across North America have rushed to jump on the hot chicken bandwagon — with mixed results.

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Topics: Pitco, trends

Look for These 2020 Foodservice Trends in Canada

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Feb 24, 2020 12:42:37 PM

To thrive in the rapidly changing food service market, businesses must stay on top of what's new and newsworthy. The only way to be successful and remain relevant is to look ahead to what your clients' customer base expects, and provide products or services tailored to those trends.

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Topics: trends, RC2020

What You Need to Know About Canada’s Vegetarian and Vegan Trends

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Jun 27, 2019 11:37:52 AM

According to studies released last year by Dalhousie University, Canadians are becoming more and more, well, rooted, in a plant-based diet. The study shows that nearly 10 percent of the entire country considers themselves to be vegetarian or vegan.

This is a staggering number when you think about it. One in ten Canadians is committed to plant-based diets in one form or another. But it’s even more interesting when you dig into who that one in ten Canadian is.

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Topics: trends