Latest Toronto Restaurant Blog Posts
The recently announced list of the 50 competitors for the about-to-premiere Canadian spin on an American prime-time favourite includes 11 homegrown food-lovin’ Torontonians, no doubt pumped and poised for their star turns on MasterChef Canada.
This popular cooking show, which pits amateur cooks against one another in a food fight for culinary supremacy, will debut on CTV on January 20, at 8 pm.
From the we-knew-it-all-along file, new research reveals that restaurant owners who push the virtues of good customer service get rewarded for their efforts.
According to a study from American Express, news of a customer service experience travels so fast that its half-a-world-away recipients will know of it mere moments after it happened.
The international study, which sought to understand the social and emotional impact of good customer service, polled some 8,000 diners in Canada, Australia, Mexico and the UK.
The research found that a full 90 percent of Canadians will talk about an exceptional service experience with an average of 20 people. Thirty-two per cent will tell others within an hour and 45 per cent will share details of their encounter within the same day....more
Toronto’s a world-class city whose history in the foodie community is long and studded with restaurant-related firsts. And while some distinctions are admittedly dubious (no one wants to be known as the first restaurant to report food poisoning, say), others are bona fide duck feathers in a chef’s hat.
Here’s a roundup of the most notable.
Twelve of the nominated restaurants enRoute has included in its just-announced roundup of the country’s best new restaurants are in Toronto. The People’s Choice Awards — a new initiative from Air Canada’s foodie-focused in-flight mag — invites diners to vote from a shortlist of 35 new eateries (www.eatandvote.com(www.mangervoter.com).
For those of us fortunate enough to live in the metropolis that commanded the most entries on the list, a few choice words about each of Toronto’s People’s Choice contenders....more