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Industry Recognizes Exemplary Contributions at the 2014 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

July 8, 2014

This year the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a list of some of the province’s most innovative and dedicated industry leaders that contribute to BC’s world –class restaurant scene.


Pubs and Bars Deserve Level Playing Field 

July 7, 2014

The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association appears to be doing a better job lobbying the province on behalf of the restaurant industry than their counterparts for pub and bar owners, ABLE, the Alliance of Beverage Licensees. 


Happy Hours and Minimum Pricing Take Effect in BC 

June 20th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that after considerable discussions, the Provincial Government has opened the doors to happy hours and implement minimum drink pricing effective today.


What you need to know regarding TFWP reforms. Please click here

June 20th, 2014
"Today Employment Minister Jason Kenney announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

World Cup Unites Vancouver's Communities
June 17th, 2014
Tostenson was blown away last Friday by the atmosphere and crowds in Yaletown during the noontime Spain-Netherlands match."

Trends Report: Gaga Over Gluten-Free
June 12th, 2014
"After a four-year reign as the hottest menu trend, local food has been dethroned by gluten-free/food allergy conscious in Restaurants Canada’s 2014 Chef Survey."
BCRFA speaks up for industry regarding Bylaw 280
June 11th, 2014
"Please do not approve Bylaw 280, it is flawed and limits our industry's choices for progress toward zero waste. "It also imposes financial, operational and practical challenges on an industry that continues to be faces with increasing red tape and regulation"
Industry is saddened by the passing of The Keg Founder, George Tidball
June 5th, 2014

"George was a true pioneer in the restaurant industry. It was George that envisioned, created and inspired The Keg as we know it:The Keg Culture, The Keg Spirit, The Keg Good Times. George’s inspiration and legacy will continue to live on for years to come"

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