Lactalis Canada Foodservice – a division of Canadian dairy leader Lactalis Canada – and the Canadian Culinary Federation, Canada’s national association of professional chefs and cooks, are pleased to announce a new national partnership aimed at delivering excellence in foodservice.

“Lactalis Canada Foodservice is very proud to join forces with the Culinary Federation and its 1000+ esteemed member chefs who share a common dedication and commitment to the food industry,” said Iven Zanardo, general manager, foodservice, ingredients & exports at Lactalis Canada. “With over 140 years of heritage, our purpose is to enrich and nurture the lives of Canadians and we are excited to continue to do just that as the National Dairy Partner for the Culinary Federation.”

As the exclusive National Dairy Partner for the Canadian Culinary Federation, Lactalis Canada Foodservice will collaborate closely with the association’s members on dairy solutions, food trends, flavour, format, product research and development under its best-selling brands Astro, IÖGO, Beatrice, Black Diamond, Cracker Barrel, Galbani Professionale, Lactantia, Mozzabene, Président Professionnel, P’tit Québec, Racolli, and Siggi’s.

“As the Culinary Federation moves into 2023, and the celebration of 60 years of developing and supporting culinary professionals across Canada, we are energized to be collaborating with such an innovative industry leader,” said chef Ryan Marquis, president at Culinary Federation. “This partnership will bring together experts in product development and manufacturing with leaders in back-of-house execution, and we are excited to share our culinary insights and knowledge.”

Said Steve Hutchinson, vice president marketing, foodservice and ingredients at Lactalis Canada: “From milk and cheese, to yogourt and butter, as Canada’s one-stop dairy shop for the foodservice industry, we are committed to delivering a wide range of high-quality, tasty products and popular brands. Through our partnership with the Culinary Federation, we look forward to collaborating with industry professionals and experts to help craft and deliver exceptional dairy solutions for menu preparation, new trends and the overall foodservice experience.”