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We've learned that having a little strategy around social posts, e.g. when to post and what to post, can have a real impact on helping your business be recognized and supported.  

As entrepreneurs leading busy lives, there is always some element of your business that needs attention.  Fortunately, social posting across multiple platforms has become much easier to manage.  There is also a great deal that you can do yourself.

Stay tuned for an upcoming workshop in October led by CWIF Member Sanja Salem, of OMAI Creative, and her side project Biz Sassy.  You'll learn how to elevate your photography skills when using your cell phone for social posts.

Upcoming Events ...

August 20th Potluck Picnic 

Bring what you love to make and join us for this Potluck Picnic on the historic grounds of the Ashbridges Estate.

Bring family, friends, everyone is welcome, tickets $20 per person.  Proceeds from the evening will go to support  Building Roots, an initiative to help build socially cohesive communities.

CWIF Member & Co-Founder of Building Roots, Lisa Kates is happy to provide tours of the orchard and gardens farmed for Building Roots.

Upcoming Events ...

November 4th FULL TILT Conference

FULL TILT is the intersection between women in food, art, science, industry, agriculture, and policy. 

An intimate and interactive, peer-led conference for women in food. 

Join entrepreneurs, industry titans, and senior leaders from top companies to learn, laugh, absorb, and engage. 

Ticket includes breakfast, cocktail event, and CR&B Show Pass (a $25 value).

Tickets $149 for CWIF Members, $199 for Non-Members.  

Have you seen ...

RECIPE - Member Benefit Program

RECIPE is an artful array of products
and services designed to recognize you as CWIF Member, featuring discounts, co-sharing tools, and a menu of service options that truly support.

How is RECIPE different from other
Member-Only Programs?

Canadian Women In Food (CWIF) is proud of its commitment to promote and market women-owned businesses.
RECIPE is a reflection of those values and where possible, womenowned
businesses are an essential ingredient of the program.

How do I know if I'm getting my CWIF
Member discount?

Simply quote your CWIF Member number (to be assigned) when
connecting with a program partner from the MENU of options.

How can my business become a program
partner in RECIPE?

Contact us at to become a key ingredient!

Updates ...

Female Foodie Entrepreneur Network

The Female Foodie Meetup Vol. 8, originally planned for July 8th has been rescheduled for September 16th.  Anushka Persaud-Garnier, Chef & Co-Owner of Leaf + Bone, will host Michelle Genttner, Co-Owner of Unboxed Market for a talk about ' How to Incorporate Sustainability into Your Business'.  Tickets $5.  We hope you'll come out to support this event, led by Elles Sont Food and You culinary competition winner and CWIF Member, Meagan Bowden, Owner of Phancy Food & CateringSee Link to Register 

Women's Foodservice Forum

If you haven't already secured your ticket to the upcoming WFF Networking Event July 23rd at McCain Foods offices (King & Spadina) - a wait list now applies.  These events attract senior female leaders from the food industry, representing a variety of professional roles,  from manufacturing, to food science, to distribution and more.  Lots of new connections to be made, and if you are interested in furthering your business exposure into foodservice, please contact Cheryl Appleton to be included at the next event .

Les Dames d'Escoffier

Congratulations to Liz Palmer, President of the newly formed Ontario Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier (LDEI).  LDEI is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, scholarship and philanthropy.  CWIF Members who are also Dames are: Francoise Briet, Ainsley Moir, and Cheryl Appleton.  Event details will soon follow.  

Do you have an industry event Canadian Women In Food should appear at?  Feel free to send your invites to and we'll try to have our Members attend where they can!

October  8th, Social Post Workshop, led by Biz Sassy, location TBD 

November 4 - 5thCR&B Show I The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show

Member Benefits ...

If you are looking for benefits such as:
  • Discounted member-only rates on events
  • Receiving THE DISH, a bi-monthly newsletter served up with insights into food industry activities and events that directly impact you
  • network of women who are serious about the business of food
Then, become a member today for only $100 annually. Click HERE to join.

Membership year runs January to December 2019.

was founded in 2014 as a national association to help amplify the voices of female food entrepreneurs and promote a more inclusive space for all women in foodservice. Its mission is to promote women-owned businesses, cultivate the positive energy that comes from women supporting women and stir up the spirit of female food entrepreneurs by creating opportunities for economic growth. 

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