A POWERFUL RESOURCE FOR OPERATORS. NEXT TALK: NOVEMBER 24.
Through BC Restaurant Talks, BCRFA presents a series of high profile speakers dedicated to increasing business profitability and delving into issues that BC restaurant owners and operators are facing today!
HELPING OPERATORS WITH EVERYDAY ISSUES!
Our next Restaurant Talks will be taking the discussion around the province. We are dedicated to taking on the challenges facing the restaurant industry. These sessions will tackle two questions: What is the state of the industry and how does it impact you and your business? What is changing in Liquor Policy?
NOVEMBER 24 – Comox Valley BC
Comox Valley – Doors open at 1:15 am. Ian Tostenson, President and CEO of the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Assocation, will be joining us to discuss key issues facing operators today. Bert Hick, founder of Rising Tide Consultants, will take on liquor challenges facing operators. We’ll take on the current reforms in British Columbia Liquor Policy and address your questions specific to the Comox Valley.
What’s Next? Natural Gas Ban
BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association is currently tackling the pending Vancouver city ban on Natural Gas use and how it pertains to restaurant and foodservice operators. Send us your thoughts and questions on this topic so that we can prepare an information session for operators trying to understand this challenging issue.
BC Restaurant and Food Services Association is one of the most respected business organizations in the province. We are your voice to government, your source for real time information about key issues facing your business and your resource for excellent values and cost savings on services that your business needs. By introducing the BC Restaurant Talks program, we are creating another opportunity to present you, our members and potential members, real insights in to what it takes to be a successful operator in British Columbia. President and CEO Ian Tostenson together with key partners in industry American Express, Gordon Food Service, Sysco and Telus will provide unequalled access to information directed to operators and focusing on promoting industry growth. As the province’s go-to resource for information on BC’s restaurant industry for more than 40 years, we are in a unique position to present you information and access not available anywhere else! Please consider joining us for an upcoming session of BC Restaurant Talks. Sessions will be held in Vancouver and in other locations around the province.
New people, new ideas, new technologies, new products. We stay ahead of the trends so that we can help you do the same.
We strive to be on top of issues facing BC and providing you access to that business intelligence!
Access to Government
Through advocacy on behalf restaurant and food service operators, we have unparalleled access to government speakers and program info.
Relevant and Realistic
Our goal is to ensure that session content is relevant and realistic! If you have a topic you are interested in and we haven't addressed it - let us know!
Rising Tide Consultants
Is BC Restaurant Talks for me?
BC Restaurant Talks is for all restaurant and food service professionals across the province. Are you looking for new ideas on how to deal with business issues, respond to policy changes and make new connections in industry? Then you should join us! Each power session will provide insightful and impacting information to help industry navigate the challenges it faces and to seize on trends and opportunities to promote growth.
Where: Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub, Victoria, BC When: Monday October 17 – 9 am. Doors open at 8:45 am. Tickets: $29 for BCRFA members and $59 for non-members. How to register: 604-669-2239. Victoria will host the next Restaurant Talks session, says BCRFA chairperson Bob Parrotta. “If you are trying to grow your restaurant and foodservice business[…]
Ian Tostenson, president and CEO of the BC Restaurant and Foodservice Association is pleased to present the first sessions of Restaurant Talks in Kelowna and Victoria. “We designed BC Restaurant Talks to serve the needs of our operators around the province – and to help them conquer current industry challenges. We are going around the[…]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 22, 2016 VANCOUVER, BC – Monday’s BC Restaurant Talks discussion took on the challenge of Hiring, Recruiting & BC’s Labour Shortage. Industry insiders gathered to hear an up to date assessment of the true shortage by go2HR’s Debbie Yule followed by strategies for recruiting by InspiredHR’s Debby Carreau, retention by[…]
June 1, 2016 VANCOUVER, BC – On June 20th, the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservice Association (BCRFA) will tackle the challenges operators are facing finding and hiring qualified staff. The event follows on the success of the inaugural BC Restaurant Talks session on Liquor Licensing. The 75-minute power session will include presentations on available national[…]
May 3, 2016 VANCOUVER, BC – BC Restaurant Talks launched yesterday at Granville Island Brewing. 48 industry insiders gathered to hear Douglas Scott, Assistant Deputy Minister Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, address the changing landscape of BC Liquor Regulations. “The biggest question on the minds of attendees[…]
VANCOUVER, BC – The British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservice Association (BCRFA) announced today the first session of its new educational speaker series, BC Restaurants Talks. Bringing restaurant and foodservice professionals together with industry experts, BC Restaurant Talks will provide insight and information to help industry meet the challenges of today’s demanding environment and to seize[…]