SIAL TO GO and the Best Canadian Cheesemonger 2024 among the highlights of SIAL Canada

March 21, 2024

Among the highlights of SIAL Canada 2024 in Montreal, Quebec, will be a new area dedicated to the ready-to-eat/fast-food sector, SIAL TO GO, as well as the well-established contest of the Best Canadian Cheesemonger

For over 20 years, SIAL Canada has been the annual business accelerator for thousands of companies in the agri-food sector. Over the years, the show has been elaborating a sectorisation/segmentation of the offer, addressing precisely the needs of the retail, food service and food processing industries.
By presenting the know-how, innovations and products to the 25,000 international trade visitors, SIAL Canada is a source of inspiration to better understand the industry of today and tomorrow. And THE place to assess all the trends of the food industry. The show is indeed the only event of its kind in Canada, bringing together more than 1,000 national and international exhibitors from 44 countries.

SIAL TO GO to help the fast-food industry

Among the 2024 novelties is SIAL TO GO, an area which is dedicated to the ready-to-eat sector as well as the f&b sector (restaurants).

SIAL TO GO is an innovative SIAL Canada initiative that reinvents the fast food and ready-to-eat experience. It also offers solutions for restaurateurs and fast-food companies to fight against the lack of manpower in the catering industry with the latest technologies and equipment dedicated to optimising food accessibility. Visitors will learn how these innovations can transform the takeaway, home delivery and grocery experience, delivering greater efficiency and quality.

The immersive journey invites visitors to explore technological solutions and equipment designed specifically to transform online ordering, efficient delivery, and grocery take-out offerings. In a world where speed of service and innovation combine to meet the dynamic needs of restaurateurs and retailers, SIAL TO GO teams will provide a way for a journey into the future of fast food and ready-to-eat, where innovation goes hand in hand with efficiency and customer satisfaction. SIAL TO GO opens the doors to a culinary future adapted to today’s dynamic lifestyles. For restaurant and fast-food concept owners, SIAL TO GO is definitely the place to be.

Best Canadian Cheesemonger contest opens opportunities to participants

Another important event is the hosting of the 3rd edition of Best Canadian Cheesemonger. This unique national event aims to celebrate a profession and showcase the country’s top professional cheesemongers. In partnership with SIAL Canada, this new competition will alternate with the International Cheese Competition in Toronto, providing an exceptional platform for Canadian cheese professionals.

Six talented candidates are selected to participate in a live competition on 15 May, where they will demonstrate mastery, creativity, and knowledge. The challenges will include a blind tasting, a persuasive presentation to the jury, a knowledge test, as well as the creation of artistic cheese platters on the theme of World Cities.

With Best Canadian Cheesemonger 2024, participants will be able to demonstrate their expertise and passion for cheese by distinguishing themselves among the best talents; build connections with professionals and industry experts, opening up new career perspectives; Increase their visibility and strengthen their position as recognised experts in the cheese industry.

In return, winners receive a prestigious title, which helps to gain recognition from both professionals and the public while benefiting from extensive media visibility and coverage. The winner of the Best Canadian Cheese Merchant 2024 by SIAL will also be covered by a press release and an interview on The Food Professor’s SIAL Podcast, as well as an article in Culture Cheese Magazine (US). They will participate at international events abroad and be also a judge at the 2026 Best Canadian Cheesemonger competition. For more information, click here.

(Main photo : SIAL Canada Cheese section in 2023 – SIAL Canada)

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