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Bakery Guide

The Canadian bakery industry involves the on-site manufacturing of baked products including but not limited to bagels, bread, cakes, croissants, doughnuts, and pastries.

Bar and Nightclub Guide

This industry is comprised of business establishments such as bars, taverns and nightclubs that are primarily engaged in serving alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption on premises. These establishments may also provide limited food services.

Catering Guide

Caterers are primarily engaged in providing food and drink services for various events, such as weddings, corporate functions, parties and trade shows. Depending on the size of the company, some catering businesses not only prepare the food, but also take care of elements such as event decorations and lighting.

Confectionery Guide

Confectionery can include sweets, candy and chocolate among other items to satisfy one's sweet tooth. Business owners within this industry can work with a single product like chocolate or offer a wide variety of products. Businesses can work with retailers to offer their products, sell online or through a shop or work with event planners catering to specific events.

Craft Brewery Guide

Craft breweries and microbreweries produce beer in limited quantities (generally under 10,000 barrels per year) and usually distribute their beer within a limited geographic region. Craft breweries often specialize in specific styles of beer, and focus on providing customers a superior product, using traditional brewing techniques. Certain craft breweries sell beer directly on their premises, and are called brewpubs or tasting rooms. Craft breweries are known to develop clever marketing strategies with limited budgets in order to connect with their target markets.

Restaurant Guide

A restaurant is an establishment that prepares and serves food and drink to customers for immediate consumption. The restaurant category includes both full service restaurants, where customers generally dine on the premises and are served by wait staff, and limited service restaurants, where food is generally ordered and paid for before consumption. Restaurants can be independently owned and operated, or part of a restaurant chain or franchise.

Specialty Foods Guide

Specialty food refers to items that cater to a specific audience such as organic, gluten-free, halal or artisanal food products. Specialty food retailers may offer a broad array of goods or focus entirely on one type of product. Retailers may also be food producers themselves, selling wares online or through a home-based business.

Street Food Vendor - Mobile Food Service Guide

Street food is food that is obtainable from streetside vendors that operate from some form of portable stall, mobile food cart, or vehicle. Street food is generally reasonably priced, and served without pretense. Most street food vendors specialize in a particular ethnic food such as falafel, kebabs, samosas, injeras, roties or souvlaki. With the rise in foodie culture, street food vendors are an increasingly popular dine out alternative.

Wine Guide

The wine industry is a fast growing and highly competitive industry that encompasses a wide range of activities. These include: operating a full fledged winery, growing grapes, running a wine specialty shop or a u-bottle facility, or offering wine marketing services.