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Join us for an immersive experience designed to inspire, help solve your restaurant challenges and tantalize your taste buds.

Square and American Express® are the key ingredients for restaurant success. Uncover big opportunities for growth and streamline your restaurant operations. Hear from prominent chefs and restaurateurs, feast on exclusive dishes curated by the chefs and get to know your restaurant community.

Featuring special guests

Patrick Kriss

founder of Alo Food Group

Chef Patrick Kriss is the founder of Alo Food Group, a celebrated group of restaurants and spaces that includes Alo, Aloette, Alobar Yorkville and Alobar Downtown; Salon, Aloette GO and Alder. Both Alo and Alobar Yorkville received one Michelin star each in 2022, making Patrick the only chef to receive the coveted award for two of his restaurants in Toronto.

Nicki Laborie

CEO and creator of Reyna Hospitality Group and View the VIBE and co-host of Let’s Talk Womxn

Nicki Laborie owns multilocation restaurant Bar Reyna in Toronto and New York. Laborie also founded View the VIBE to create a Canadian online publication offering news and insights into Toronto restaurants, trends, fashion, people and culture.

Craig Harding

chef and owner of Bar Prima, La Palma, Constantine, Campagnolo and Future of Cheese

Chef Craig Harding is the owner and executive chef of the California meets Italy-inspired La Palma, was the brain behind the beloved gem Campagnolo and has recently created his latest outpost, Constantine, inside Toronto’s chic new boutique hotel, The Anndore House.

Derek Wasser

chief operating officer of The Food Dudes

Derek Wasser has been instrumental in raising The Food Dudes’ bar and expanding its scope. His culinary vision led to the founding of Ace Kosher and the popularity of the quick-service restaurant Pantry. With his finger always on the pulse and his enthusiasm for the business, Derek has directed every ounce of his energy toward generating success.

Programming

The Culinary Creators Project is a curated experience where you can meet your Toronto-based restauranteur community, talk to the chefs you admire and get insight into improving cost savings and efficiency in your restaurant. Attendance is limited to 200 guests — RSVP and secure your complimentary access.

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Monday, March 25, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Steam Whistle Brewery
255 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3M9


About Square

Square software and hardware help keep your restaurant flowing and your business growing. Stay in the flow of hospitality by connecting your favorite business tools: Take more orders from anywhere, turn diners into regulars and help you find more ways to put profit in your pocket.


About American Express
 in Canada

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