The challenges faced by event food and beverage teams

From addressing food allergies to dealing with shrinking budgets and tighter-than-ever timelines, venue food and beverage teams face a host of challenges with every event they help organize. Corporate Meetings and Events magazine recently spoke with senior leaders at several … Continue reading

New executive chef at Québec City Convention Centre

The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, are pleased to announce the arrival of a new executive chef as head of the biggest event-driven kitchen in Québec City. Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier will use his culinary passion to … Continue reading

Customize your Food Experience in Montreal

Montreal’s streets are a mosaic of foodie destinations. A mix of European and North American cuisine decorates menus in every neighbourhood, while dishes are derived from various ethnicities that make up the city. Renowned chefs bring their talent from far … Continue reading

Palais des congrès de Montréal introduces Chef Simon Devost-Dulude

The Palais des congrès and its exclusive caterer, Capital Catering, are pleased to introduce their executive chef, Simon Devost-Dulude. Chef Devost-Dulude recently took over as head of the seasoned staff at Montréal’s largest institutional kitchen. He plans to add his own unique flavour to renewing the Palais culinary experience, a process that began in 2010. Continue reading

Chefs of the West: Neal Harkins, Executive Chef, Whistler Conference Centre

Raised in a large family kitchen with European roots, Neal Harkins’ love of cooking started at about four years of age when he played sous chef to his grandmother and quickly learned the heart and soul of hearty home cooking, traditional recipes, and respect for market ingredients. Harkins understood that sitting around the table isn’t a meal – it’s an experience. Continue reading

Chefs of the West: Simon Smotkowicz, Executive Chef, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

Growing up in Toulouse, France, Simon Smotkowicz discovered at an early age that food is something best enjoyed in the company of good friends and a loving family. Today, Smotkowicz infuses a little of that joie de vivre into every banquet event he helps orchestrate as Executive Chef of Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre. Continue reading