Recovery and Resiliency: How Can We Build a Better Model for Hospitality? 

Toronto ONTerroir Symposium 2021, the annual hospitality industry conference returns virtually from November 8th to 17th.

In its 15th iteration, Terroir announces a new program and format this year with an eye toward the future. Restaurants and the supply chain that supports the industry have experienced their share of challenges within the past year but despite that, it has shown tenacity and strength, and it’s not going anywhere but up. Terroir and partners are at the helm, providing a platform for connections to be made, ideas to be shared and together, as a community, change for the better can be created.

This year’s Terroir will be showcasing inspirational and educational programming, over two weeks, online, with tickets available at A new addition to Terroir’s lineup is SaveHospitalityCA, of which 10% of ticket sales will be donated. has created a powerful coalition of independent Canadian restaurateurs and suppliers that lobbies all levels of government to support the industry. Additional support for the symposium will come from marketing partners in Western Canada, Food Tourism Strategies and Culinary Marking Strategies, both based in Calgary Alberta. Tickets are available now here.

Recipes for Financial Success
Work-Life Balance and Managing Stress
Diversity and Equity in the Workplace
Managing Career Development in Hospitality
Restorative Production and Conscientious Consumption
Culture / Gastrodiplomacy 

“Terroir has always been about creating community, and this year more than ever we want to continue to create a forum to help support our industry in what has been a very challenging past 18 months,” states Terroir founder Arlene Stein. “We realize we have work to do to reshape our industry into a professional environment that nurtures and inspires people – we hope that our programming will help assist in that way.”

Collectively the industry has the power and ability to build a future model for restaurants that it can be proud of. Terroir has put together programming that includes inspiring industry leaders, workshops, chef demonstrations, and more to support the industry in making the important changes that will sustain businesses.

Notable international and Canadian speakers included in this year’s symposium are:

  • Amanda Cohen, New York USA
  • Mark Best, Sydney Australia
  • JP McMahon, Galway Ireland
  • JJ Johnson, Field Trip, Harlem 
  • Joshna Maharaj, Toronto, Canada 
  • Vikram Vij, Vij’s, Vancouver Canada
  • Corey Mintz, Winnipeg Canada
  • Charles McDiarmid, Tofino Canada

About Terroir Hospitality

Terroir helps educate people about ethical, ‘terroir’ driven food and beverage systems, introducing industry insiders to the farmers, fishermen, butchers, bakers, and winemakers, who produce the things we all love to eat and drink.

Terroir works with chefs, sommeliers, and restaurant professionals to help share these stories and together, a community that helps shape a better food system is created. By way of gastrodiplomacy, Terroir is transforming global food systems – giving chefs, producers, restaurateurs, and hospitality leaders a valued platform through which to connect, learn and interact within their own industries & communities, as well as others all across the world.