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Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for over 115 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve.

Today, we serve foodservice operators within the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. Partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember. To learn more about Gordon Food Service, visit

Sysco, FreshPoint & Trimpac

At Sysco, Fresh Point and Trimpac, delivering the best ingredients to great restaurants is what we do. Our mission is to become our customers most trusted and valued business partner. We achieve this by delivering the right product at the right price while doing it efficiently and safely.

We know that there is more to your business than serving food. We are always taking innovative approaches and providing solutions to help our customers succeed. Through our sponsorship of CONNECT we create the Good Things Bistro, a feature that allows us to showcase the talents of our chefs & the very best fresh, local and sustainable products we have to offer.

We invite you to come by our bistro, have a bite, have a sip and see all the good things that come from Sysco, FreshPoint and Trimpac. We deliver ingredients for success!


go2HR is BC’s tourism and hospitality human resource association.  As labour market specialists, they coordinate the BC Tourism Labour Market Strategy and give businesses the HR tools they need to become employers of choice.  Bringing together employers, employees, government, educators, and associations to promote workforce development, they are here to help the industry succeed.

go2HR offers programs and resources in the area of recruitment, retention and training, including a free tourism job board, labour and compensation research, health and safety tools, Certificate of Recognition (COR), apprenticeship training, Serving It Right, FOODSAFE by Correspondence and emerit. For more information, visit

WorkSafe BC

WorkSafeBC promotes workplace health and safety across B.C., and enforces the occupational health and safety regulations. We also help those who’ve suffered workplace injury or illnesses, offering compensation, health care benefits, return-to-work rehabilitation, and other services.


Monetico is the result of a commitment by two major institutions, Desjardins, Canada’s leading financial cooperative and Credit Mutuel to provide organizations across the world with transparent, state of the art business solutions. Monetico’s goal is to support merchants of all sizes, from local entrepreneurs to large scale enterprises, by offering high quality payment and credit solutions that help businesses grow.

Molson Coors Canada

Canadian spirit. Canadian passion.

Molson Coors Canada, founded in 1786 by English immigrant John Molson in Montreal on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, is North America’s oldest brewer. Molson was a tenacious entrepreneur and a passionate innovator. He developed his own strain of yeast for brewing and built the first entirely Canadian-made steamboat. The pride of craftsmanship instilled by John Molson over 229 years ago is what makes Molson’s leading beer brands, including Molson Canadian, Coors Light, and Rickard’s, so popular with consumers. We are the largest Canadian brewer with seven brewery facilities and 3,000 employees.

Shaw Business

At Shaw Business, we know how to keep your guests coming back for more. Delivering connectivity and entertainment solutions tailored to the hospitality industry, we help businesses increase guest satisfaction and revenue with:

– Robust, secure WiFi that’s separate from your corporate internet connection

– The sharpest HDTV with a wide variety of premium channels

– Ultra-fast Internet from 5 up to 100 Mbps

– Phone systems packed with features.

Paired with industry-leading 24/7 local customer service, Shaw Business’ hospitality solutions make you and your customers feel right at home.


SOCAN is a member-based organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of more than three-million Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 130,000 Canadian members, and the Canadian music industry overall. SOCAN licenses more than 125,000 businesses in Canada, and distributes royalties to its members and music rights organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of their music internationally in collaboration with its peer societies.

Town & Country Uniform

Town & Country Uniforms is a proudly Canadian family owned business operating since 1957.  We design and manufacture our own brand of uniforms for the hotel, restaurant and service industry. Priding ourselves on providing excellent customer service, we’ve reinforced this through our UTC Service Plus, where we offer embroidery, heat transfer and silk-screen printing services as well as personalized uniform programmes. There is no minimum to order and shipping is only $7.50 to anywhere in Canada on orders of in-stock products at catalogue prices. To order a free catalogue or to place an order, call our toll-free number at 1-800-361-0388 or visit our website at

White Spot

White Spot has become a British Columbia legend with a passion for using fresh, high quality ingredients. Founded in 1928, when Nat Bailey launched Canada’s first drive-in restaurant, the 87-year-young chain has 128 White Spot and Triple O’s locations throughout B.C., Alberta and Asia.

Bailey’s original vision was to build a restaurant that served the highest quality, unique tasting food and White Spot remains committed to continuing this tradition in each and every meal.

Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night and take out! Visit for details or to online order.

C.W. Shaksy

C.W. Shasky is one of Canada’s most significant foodservice broker partners and after 32 years in business, our goal continues to be to deliver demonstrably better products and services to the foodservice industry.  We are proud to exhibit three of our national partner brands in the Connect Show, all global flavour leaders in their categories – McIlhenny Company Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce, Monin® Gourmet Flavourings and Patak’s ® Foods.

Tabasco brand pepper sauce is the only hot sauce with more than 145 years of history and three year white oak barrel ageing that delivers authentic flavour to both food or beverage.   Monin is the global flavour leader since 1912 with over 100 premium syrups, sauces, fruit purees and fruit smoothie mixes available to create flavourful drinks and culinary creations.  Patak’s, The Authentic Indian food company established in England in 1957, has a long history of providing award-winning products like cooking sauces, curry pastes, chutneys, pickles and pappadums.

Please come visit us at our show booth to see, smell and taste the difference quality makes!

To learn more about C.W. Shasky or our partner brands, please visit