CAFP Ryerson

CAFP Ryerson is part of a national association that provides opportunities for professionals and students to network, mentor and develop in the foodservice field.


Events Listing (2015 – 2016) 

Ambition Nutrition Symposium at GBC: SAVE THE DATE!

George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts is holding their first annual Ambition Nutrition Symposium on May 26th and you’re invited!

THEME: Bridging the Gap Between Nutritional Science and Culinary Arts

More information can be found here:

** CAFP Ryerson student members eligible for student rate on ticket purchases

Student Awards Night

When: March 21, 2016

Where: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (33 Gerard Street West)


CAFP Ryerson Recruitment

Applications are now open to be a part of the CAFP executive team for 2016-2017! 

We encourage you all to apply! 

For those interested in joining, please send an email ( with:

  1. The position you would like to be considered for
  2. A 100-150 word blurb as to why you think you would fit well for that role
  3. Your resume in word or pdf document

Deadline to apply is March 25th!

CAFP Recruitment photo

Entrepreneurship Event

What: Join us for an evening of guest speakers and mingling with Ryerson’s top entrepreneurial alumni. We will be hosting: Peter Chiu of Basil Box, Glen Brown of Bento Sushi, Jamieson Kerr of Broadcloth Hospitality Inc. and Cara Rosenbloom of Words to Eat By.

Munchies will be provided. Cash bar is available.

When: March 31, 2016 from 6:00pm

Where: CARA Commons TRS1-148 (Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas West)

RSVP required! Seats are limited! Secure your spot here! 

Past 2015-16 Events…

CAFP Ryerson Meet & Greet

Where: Thomas Lounge, Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould St., Toronto

When: Monday, September 21, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm

This event is free to all students, members and non-members alike. See you there!

Register Here! 

CAFP Toronto September Monthly Connect: EXCLUSIVE Student Event

Hear an exclusive presentation by Ken Wasco on adapting a personal vision for success as well as harnessing change through leadership!

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Where: The International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON)

CAFP Ryerson: Rye’s Home Grown Tour + Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Movie 

Where: Tour will be at the rooftop gardens ; Pumpkin carving and Halloween movie will follow!

When: Friday, October 30

Time: 2-5 pm

RSVP by October 27th to secure your spot:

EDITED FINAL POSTER oct 30th event

Breaking the Ice Cocktail-Making Workshop


Where: BartenderOne (95 King Street East, Suite B101)

** Space is limited, to register early to secure your spot! 


CAFP Toronto: The Innovation Pickle



Dietitian’s Day

RSVP here! 

We will be collecting pairs of new socks towards the CAFP Sock Drive Initiative.

dietitians day 

 CAFP Student Social

Join us to celebrate the end of the semester and kick off the holiday season! We will have food, games & prizes and you’ll have a chance to get to know some of your fellow CAFP student members!
Date: Fri Nov 27, 2015
Time: 5:00-8:00
Cost: FREE but we encourage you to bring 3-4 new socks to donate to our CAFP Sock Drive. All donations benefit the Good Shepherd Ministries Men’s Shelter in Toronto.RSVP form to come soon!

Rogers Centre Tour

Join the CAFP branch at George Brown College for an exclusive tour of the Rogers Centre and an opportunity to network with hospitality professionals from ARAMARK.
When: Wednesday, January 27th
Where and Time: Meet at the Rogers Centre on Front Street at 4:20 pm (no later than 4:30 pm)
Space is limited! Rsvp at

CAFP Toronto- Top Management Night

CAFP Toronto invites you to their 42nd Top Management Night.  This event is a celebration of the Canadian Foodservice Industry and supports the many student bursaries and personal and professional development programs.

When: February 4, 2016

Where: The International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario)

Time: 5:00PM- 9:30PM

Cost: $250 per seat; $1750 for a table of eight

Register Here!

Nutritious Cost Effective Food Demonstrations

George Brown College is inviting us to their “Nutritious Cost Effective Food Demonstrations”!

When: Every Tuesday in February from 5:00pm- 6:00pm

Where: 300 Adelaide Street East; RM 112, SJB

The event is free for CAFP members! Space is limited!


Food Photography Workshop

When: March 9, 2016 from 6:30-9:30pm

Where: Oakham Lounge

**The first 10 people to sign up will receive feedback on their photos!

Food Photorgraphy

Register here! 


Events Listing from 2014 – 2015

New Members Night

Learn networking skills from networking guru Michael J. Hughes, followed by dinner with professionals.

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Where: The International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON)

3:00 – 3:25 Students arrive
3:30 – 4:45 Networking Presentation(students only)
5:00 – 5:30 Members/Guests Arrive
5:30 – 6:45 Welcome/Network
Appetizers/ Food Stations
Cash Bar
7:00 – 8:15 Networking Presentation

Students- $35         Members- $75          Guests- $80

Professional members are offering carpool from Kipling station – sign up at after registering for the event and we will put you on the list. It is first-come first-serve so sign up quickly!


Where: Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould St., Toronto
When: Monday, September 22
Time: 6:45pm-8:15pm

This event is free to all students, members and non-members alike. Event RSVP’s are given on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register early to ensure a seat! See you there!

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sale

Join us outside of the Ryerson Student Center and enjoy some delicious and cheesy grilled cheese sandwiches. Take your sandwich up a notch by adding in some gourmet toppings: pesto, tomatoes and crispy bacon.
When: Friday October 10th, 2014
Where: outside of the Ryerson Student Centre
Time: 11am – 2pm

Food Handler’s Certificate Training Session

When: Friday October 17th, 2014
Where: KHW362
Time: 9am – 3pm
This event has already been fully booked! We are placing people on a waiting list for an upcoming food handler’s training session in the winter reading week. Send us an email if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list and we’ll let you know if there is still space.

Longos & Corks – Retail meets Foodservice, a New Concept!

“For those with a thirst for something special, Longo’s Maple Leaf Square is proud to present Cork’s Beer & Wine Bar. Boasting a unique local beer and wine selection, this cool and quaint corner is the perfect wind-down spot. Feeling nibbly? Our tasty menu pairs well with our drinks. Sink into some warm oven baked pizza or slurp the freshest oysters. Your day is sure to end on a relaxed note.” Longos website.

Guest Speaker: Gary Wildman, Longo’s Head Office

Gary has worked in the Foodservice and retail sector for over 25 years. He graduated from Centennial with Food and Beverage Marketing and Business Management.

When: Monday October 20th, 2014
Where: Longos, Maple Leaf Square (15 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 0A3)

When: Monday October 20th, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8pm

Innovations in Food Services with Food Share and Frankie Tomatto’s

When: Thursday October 30th, 2014
Where: Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould St., Toronto
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Meet Celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy

Join CAFP for this EXCLUSIVE event featuring Celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy for his new book launch!
When: Monday November 10th, 2014
Where: Gilead Cafe & Wine Bar (4 Gilead Place, Toronto M5A 3C9)

The Innovation Factor: How to Increase Your Capacity to Innovate!

Join us for this interactive and informative workshop to learn how to increase your capacity to innovate. Innovation is all around us and it is a necessary component for success in today’s world. Find out how to better leverage innovation as a competitive advantage – both personally and professionally.

About the Venue
Maple Leaf Foods ThinkFOOD! Center is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility whose mission is ‘Innovation through collaboration!’ Founded in April 2009, it is the only facility of its kind in Canada that is devoted to product development, brand innovation, food education, customer relationship development, consumer insight acquisition and global trend tracking.

When: Thursday January 15th, 2015
Where: Maple Leaf ThinkFOOD! Centre (6897 Financial Drive, Mississauga)

About the Speaker
Randy Cannell is Partner and Zingovator at ZINGOVATION, a company created to help organizations embrace the power of innovation for transformational growth. Randy’s has 30+ years of business-to-business marketing experience in helping companies such as McCain, Maple Leaf Foods, Campbell’s and Kraft achieve success through strategic thought leadership, brand innovation and inspired creativity.

Evening Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm Registration & Apps

6:30pm – 7:30pm Presentation & Workshop
7:30pm – 9:00pm Dinner & Networking
Cash Bar & Complimentary Soft Drinks

Pricing: Students $35. Members $40. Guests $45

Chocolate Making Workshop from owner of Succulent Chocolates

Sandra Abballe, Owner and Winner of the Best Molded Bon Bon (World Chocolate Masters 2013)
When: Monday January 19th, 2015
Where: Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould St., Toronto
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
This 60 minute workshop features at 30 minute demo by Chocolate Master, Sandra Abballe, where you will be shown how to make chocolate bonbons and have the opportunity to make your own box set of 4 truffles. After, you will be taken on a a guided tasting of Origin Chocolates from around the world.
This tasty workshop is not one to miss! Register early!

Careers in Public Health & Nutrition

Guest Speakers:
  Wendy Smith (MEAL Source)
  Debbie Field (FoodShare)
  Waheed Bazger (Toronto Public Health)
When: Friday February 6th
Where: Thomas Lounge
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: FREE to CAFP members
Snacks & Refreshments will be provided.
Don’t forget to bring in NEW MENS SOCKS for your change to win a David’s Tea Gift.
Remember, non-CAFP members get in for free with the donation of 3 pairs of socks!

41st Top Management Night Gala & Fundraiser

Keynote Speaker: Jim Treliving, Boston Pizza, Dragon’s Den

Meet the Manitoba native who took on the 1st Boston Pizza Franchise in 1968 which now has over 400 restaurants across North America. Jim Treliving is also a dragon featured on Dragon’s Den (CBC network).

When: Tuesday February 12th, 2015
Where: The International Centre, Mississauga, ON


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