TORONTO - January 6, 2020 – Canadians can now uncarb their pizza with the launch of keto pizza options at Pizza Pizza. Starting today, Pizza Pizza customers can order three new menu items – including customized options – featuring the deliciously uncompromising Keto Uncrust by Unbun Foods. With only two grams of net carbs per slice, this latest innovation provides more options for Canadians looking for grain free, low carb and keto options-- and just in time for New Year$B!G(Bs resolutions.

Keto is one of the fastest growing movements in Canadian food and lifestyle. According to a recent Dalhousie study, 26 per cent of Canadians have either adopted the keto diet, have tried it or considered trying it in the last 18 months (Dr Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University).


$B!H(BConsumers shouldn$B!G(Bt need to sacrifice their favourite foods even if some are watching their carb intake,$B!I(B said Paul Goddard, CEO, Pizza Pizza. $B!H(BThe launch of our keto crust demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovation and providing Canadians with delicious options that suit all dietary needs and preferences.$B!I(B

The new low-carb pizza offerings include:

  • Keto Pepperoni: Keto Uncrust, topped with homestyle tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. 2g net carbs per slice.
  • Keto Pesto Margherita: Keto Uncrust, topped with pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese, roma tomatoes and parmesan cheese. 3g net carbs per slice.
  • Keto Protein Lovers: Keto Uncrust, topped with homestyle tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, bacon strips and italian sausage. 2g net carbs per slice.
  • Create your own keto pizza: Over 50 toppings, sauces and cheeses to choose from.


The Keto Uncrust has been made possible through a strategic partnership with Toronto-based Unbun Foods Inc. The Canadian leader in creating innovative certified keto, paleo, grain-free and gluten-free bakery products, Unbun consistently delivers delicious better-for-you foods to consumers looking for alternatives to traditional baked products.

$B!H(BWe are proud to partner with Pizza Pizza to provide deliciously uncompromising options for Canadians,$B!I(B said Gus Klemos, Founder of Unbun Foods. $B!H(BPizza Pizza is at the forefront of food trends and understands how Canadians want to eat and lead balanced lifestyles. With the national launch of the Keto Uncrust, we look forward to bringing our keto and grain free products directly to Canadians through Pizza Pizza nationwide.$B!I(B

The new Keto Uncrust and menu items are available for walk-in and delivery at more than 420 traditional Pizza Pizza restaurants from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. For more information, visit or follow Pizza Pizza on Instagram and Twitter @PizzaPizzaLtd. 


Bordeaux, 17 December 2019 - The joint organization of the VINEXPO PARIS and WINE PARIS events from 10 to 12 February 2020 will allow buyers to optimize their sales potential and discover a rich and representative offering from French and international terroirs.

Vinexpo will be hosting in its international hall 20 countries from 60 wine-producing regions around the world: Argentina, Austria, Argentina, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, to name but a few.

2,800 exhibitors and 30,000 professionals are expected to attend the first major event in the wine and spirits sector in 2020.

This new Vinexpo event in Paris will also feature attractive trend concepts, along with a program of talks and unmissable masterclasses to properly get to grips with the wine and spirits market.

WOW! (World of Organic Wines!) will be promoting an international offering of organic and biodynamic wines and spirits in a dedicated area where nearly 150 producers are expected. The focus will be on French wines with the presence of the major French wine-growing areas (Beaujolais, Champagne, Burgundy, Alsace, etc.) alongside other world regions (South Africa, Lebanon, Chile, Germany, Italy, Spain).

For the first time, BE SPIRITS will be bringing together the spirits and mixology sector in a special area with its very own identity. Craft and international brands will rub shoulders with bartenders, importers, distributors, buyers, opinion leaders, major e-commerce brands, restaurant chains, travel retail, duty free, etc. This event at the Vinexpo show will host Moët Hennessy, Maison Villevert, Sorgin, The National Distillery Company, Cambusier, Distillerie Warengheim and Halewood International, among many others. In addition to the exhibition stands where business meetings will take place, THE INFINITE BAR and a series of talks on spirits will form the heart of this unique area. The Infinite Bar, as long as an Olympic swimming pool, will showcase 24 brands of spirits in partnership with 24 mixologists from the most influential Parisian bars.

Resembling a line of shop windows from the most prestigious Paris boutiques, The AVENUE will celebrate 8 premium brands, all market leaders and looking to stand out in an elegant Parisian setting: Grupo Peñaflor, Champagne Nicolas Feuillate, AdVini, Domaines Paul Mas, Maison Boisset, Marqués de Cáceres, Champagne Deutz and Araex Grands Spanish Fine Wines.

VINEXPO ACADEMY will be putting on a program of tastings and masterclasses led by renowned experts such as Marc Almert, ASI’s 2019 World’s Best Sommelier. Round tables and talks on topics such as e-commerce or large-scale retail will be conducted by a range of personalities (economic, political and scientific decision-makers), to decipher the challenges facing the industry.


MILAN, Dec. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S.Pellegrino has announced the finalists of its global culinary talent search, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020. Launched in 2015, the initiative aims at nurturing the future of Gastronomy by promoting the next generation of culinary talent.   

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This year, 134 contestants from across the globe - aged between 18 and 30 - took part in 12 Regional Finals, and this was narrowed down to just 12, who will compete in the final in May 2020. Click here to discover the winners

S.Pellegrino believes that those at the cutting edge of gastronomy are pioneering its use as a device for social impact and change, and this was demonstrated by the young chefs throughout the competition. For example, in Germany, winner of the Central European competition, Levente Koppany created a signature dish which told a compelling story of respecting nature and acting to preserve the environment. Similarly, in Moscow, Euro-Asia winner Vitalii Savelev commented that he believes a chef can have an impact that goes beyond the cooking of a dish.

As well as the coveted positions in the finals, also presented were the Acqua Panna Award for Connection in Gastronomy, voted for by all the mentors that accompanied the young participants during the competition, and the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award, which is voted for by the online community of Fine Dining Lovers all over the world.

Finally, a third award was introduced this year: the S.Pellegrino Award for Social Responsibility, voted for by Food Made Good, an internationally recognized voice on Sustainability in food. This accolade has been assigned to the dishes that represent the principle that food is best when it is the result of sustainable practises. Rewarding those with novel approaches to sustainability, the judges for the Social Responsibility award looked at the impact of each dish in terms of climate change, biodiversity, food waste, resource use, nutrition, collaboration, advocacy and innovation

Provenance was a hot sustainability topic with a quarter of all chefs highlighting the importance of sourcing local ingredients. The second most mentioned issue was food waste, emphasising chefs' awareness of minimising food waste.

A positive accomplishment related to the diversity of the initiative completes the highlights on the 2019 Regional Competitions. At the beginning of this edition, S.Pellegrino took a commitment about increasing gender balance of its initiative, as it recognizes that Gastronomy can be a challenging environment, sometimes lacking diversity. For this reason, at least three female chefs were present in each Regional Final, and the judging panels saw for the first time an equal split of 50% male and 50% female jurors across the full initiative. Moreover, in over half of the regions, the number of female jurors was higher than male.

Further announcements are to come concerning the luminary chefs who will be part of the 2020 Global Jury, as well as more details on the highly anticipated 2020 Grand Finale.


EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian-based company, Booster Juice, turned 20 on November 13th and teamed up with one of their long-standing charities, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), to give back while they celebrated their accomplishments.

Dale Wishewan, President and CEO of Booster Juice opened the first location in Sherwood Park, Alberta, just 10 minutes east of the province’s capital. In the dead of winter, this mechanical engineer had the epiphany that Canadians would appreciate a smoothie despite the blistering cold—and he was right. Booster Juice was a new concept for Canadians who were used to the standard burger and fry options, with very few QSRs offering a nutritious alternative. Wishewan’s success only continued to grow when he opened an impressive 15 more stores in the first year, and a total of 50 in two years. “I believed this concept was going to work and we’d open multiple stores, but I had no idea we’d grow to over 400 stores,” said Wishewan.

With the rapid growth came no shortage of challenges to overcome. “We’ve had to adapt quickly to change. We had to grow a strong team that could keep up with the rate we were expanding at,” said Wishewan. With that growth also came many learnings for the company. While Booster Juice initially offered smoothies, juices, hot drinks and soups, they’ve narrowed their focus to offering premium smoothies, and expanding to offer grilled fresh food, grab and go items and Booster Balls. “There was the realization that we couldn’t be everything to everyone, and we had to focus in on and own what we were good at, and that’s delicious and unique smoothies and juices.”

Booster Juice is proud to be a Canadian born company that is now blending worldwide. They continue to take pride in offering something different—a quality product, a great customer experience and a dedication to being involved in the community. They hosted a 20th Anniversary Celebration at their stores on November 13th—a day that has always been reserved for customer appreciation. This year, customers could purchase one regular size smoothie and received a second one for just $0.99, with 100% of the second smoothie’s proceeds going to JDRF. The total that customers raised from their smoothie purchases was $32,197. In addition, Booster Juice head office donated another $1,000 to JDRF as part of a social media contest, brining the grand total to $33,197!

“JDRF would like to congratulate Booster Juice for achieving their 20th Anniversary, and we are incredibly proud of our partnership,” said Dave Prowten, President and CEO of JDRF Canada. “I want to thank the entire Booster Juice organization for helping improve the lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes.”

Some things to look forward to are upcoming reward opportunities for loyal customers, new menu offerings and more locations which continue to open in new communities. “We would like to grow to 550 locations within the next five years while also launching in new markets like the U.S,” said Wishewan. “Our goal is to solidify our position as one of the largest juice and smoothie chains in the world.” Booster Juice would like to thank Canadians for their continued support over the past 20 years, and they look forward to serving you in the years to come!


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