Partners

Benefits of Partnering with the Culinary Federation

  • Gain access to 1,000+ key culinary decision makers across Canada, with combined buying power in excess of $100 million annually
  • Attendance at local branch meetings for networking, product demonstrations, etc.
  • Customized event sponsorship opportunities (competitions, events and conferences)
  • Share industry expertise and product knowledge
  • Generate additional exposure through CF communication channels (website, social media, digital marketing)
  • Obtain partner discounts on industry media and trade show participation

We have developed a number of partnership opportunities, with many customizable options available to ensure you meet (and exceed!) your objectives with this influential chef community.

Brand Partnerships

As our industry continues to recover and rebuild, we want to thank our valued partners for your ongoing support of our national culinary community. The last few years have been challenging but we are resilient and confident that our members and our industry are coming together to create a successful future.

With that in mind, we are excited to present our 2023 Partnership Opportunities. Depending on the sponsorship level, choose from an array of high-impact opportunities that we can customize, including:

  • Marketing and Brand Communication:

    • Monthly Digital Newsletter - "HOT OFF THE GRILL" - including a Partner Highlights section (for articles, video links, etc)
    • Custom E-blasts
    • Member Benefits section of website - for members to easily access and engage with partners and take advantage of partner offers
    • Enhanced social media exposure
    • National media exposure with CRFN magazine (print) and RestoBiz (digital)

    Education / Promotion

    • Ongoing access to members in-person and virtually (regular monthly/bi-monthly branch and regional meetings; customized virtual education)
    • "IN THE FIELD" digital collaboration with Sysco Virtual Kitchens

    2023 National Conference – Celebrating our 60th Anniversary!

    • June 4-8, 2023
    • Marriott on the Falls - Niagara Falls, ON
    • 250+ influential chef members and industry partners from across Canada gather for 4 days of networking, learning, collaboration and culinary creations
    • Agenda highlights:
      • Keynote speakers
      • Concurrent education and product demo sessions
      • Culinary competitions
      • Product showcase
      • Themed meal sponsorships
      • Immersive tour day showcasing destination and local culinary experiences
      • Networking events include: Opening Reception, Themed Evening Event, Local Dine Around and President’s Dinner and Awards Night

For more information, contact:

Sue Mercer  |  Communications, Events and Partner Development

sue@stepinmarketing.ca  |  416.569.2433

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