June 24, 2015
With the incredible weather we’ve been having here in Vancouver over the past few weeks, the summer patio season is now in full swing! Starting from April and ending in October, restaurant owners can now apply for extended patio hours.
As a part of Vancouver’s extended patio pilot project, 72 restaurants are now staying open until as late as 1:00AM. Currently, there are 314 active large patios and 260 active small patios that are...
May 11, 2015
All restaurant business that using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) should be aware of all the new changes in effect as of April 30th, 2015.
New cap definition:Employment and Social Development Canada has announced that the new cap will be measured by head count instead of hours. The new cap TFW’s allowed in a work location will be:
30% as of June 20th, 2015
20% as of July 1st, 2015
10% as of July 1st, 2016
Median wages go up:...
April 20, 2015
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is changing how it issues warning letters for a potential recall. Companies will now have to approve a draft recall notice before it is decided whether the recall or public warning is required. This change aims to speed up consumer notification.
Effective immediately as of February 2015:
Under certain circumstances, the CFIA will share a draft public warning with the implicated company before the FCIA...
March 24, 2015
For decades restaurants have been fighting for the right to purchase their wine, beer and spirits at a discounted price from B.C. government liquor stores, but as of April 1st their efforts will have gone to waste.
As of April 1st, 2015 B.C. liquor laws will change their pricing model when it comes to wholesalers and retailers. The current system creates a set price for a bottle of wine, and then reduces it by different percentages for various...
February 25, 2015
2014 ended off with a remarkably surprising number of restaurants that had to be shut down due to violations against the B.C. Public Health Act Regulations.
Vancouver Coastal Health, who covers the region including Vancouver and all areas along the coast, reported and shut down 117 restaurants in their area. Subsequently Fraser Health, who covers Burnaby up to Abbotsford, reported an additional 105 restaurants –a total of 222 restaurants....
October 29, 2014
Injuries are bound to happen in the kitchen, but it is always best to have safety precautions to prevent as many injuries as possible. WorkSafeBC has produced free posters that can be printed and placed in the kitchen as safety reminders. Take a look at these 6 posters available:
Protecting your fingers by using the guard
Use the safeguard
Bend your knees to lift
Wear proper footwear to avoid slips
Use oven mitts for hot items