Professional services firm KPMG in Canada is the official adjudicator of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, providing voting and data verification services to help ensure the Canada’s 100 Best ranking remains independent and accurate.

In a world of constant change, many believe that the solution to survive—and, in fact, thrive—is rooted in technology.

But, despite the constant flux that technology brings, one tradition remains constant: Our compelling desire to break bread with one another. Across our country, over 18 million people visit a restaurant every day. (And, it’s an industry that employs 1.2 million Canadians.) Besides delivering nourishment, the catalyst for many of these visits is to celebrate a special event, cultivate new relationships or rekindle old ones.

As a country, Canada has the most respected brand in the world. It garners the admiration of many by being sensible and genuine, and because it upholds the best levels of integrity and quality. The cultural mosaic of our nation’s cuisine is as diverse as the country itself. Indeed, it’s a microcosm of the entire world. Choosing amongst the broad spectrum of dining establishments in a balanced and fair manner for Canada’s 100 Best has made the jobs of the judges very demanding.

As Global Chairman, Consumer Markets at KPMG, my team has spent a lot of time meeting with people in the restaurant industry—both to understand their challenges and to help overcome them. I know firsthand that restaurateurs are incredible business people who are challenged each day in a gruelling industry. They have to deal with constant competition, rising food and labour costs and a myriad of economic considerations beyond their control. Somehow, in this environment of high expectations, they still have to build their brand, deliver memorable experiences and ultimately create value for their customers.

We’re pleased to have the opportunity to help recognize when they’re able to overcome all those challenges and accomplish something truly remarkable.

WILLY KRUH
Global Chairman, Consumer Markets

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