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 opportunities for growth.
Our first speaker will be Douglas Scott, Assistant Deputy Minister Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, who will present an update to the changing BC Liquor Regulations on Monday, May 2 at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver. The doors open at 8:00 am; session begins at 8:15 am.
“The way that business is being conducted in our industry is changing”, says BCRFA president and CEO Ian Tostenson. “Our goal is to help the foodservice industry including business owners, suppliers and industry professionals navigate with ease the complex issues they face.” BC Restaurant Talks will provide a much-needed forum for discussion between peers: “Asking questions and connecting face-to-face is one of the most valuable tools we have in building a stronger climate for business in the future,” says Tostenson. “BC Restaurants Talks aligns with our business objective to keep industry both informed and strong.” Future key issues to be discussed include taxation, health and labour standards, liquor regulations, environmental regulations, rising food costs, labour rates and, of course, changing trends and guest expectations. Each power session will be 75 minutes in length.
Interested attendees can register for the series by calling 604-669-2239 and gain more information by visiting the website at bcrestauranttalks.ca. BCRFA members price is $49 + GST, non-member price is $79 + GST.