Since 2001, the Palais has been hosting the Montréal edition of the SIAL International Food and Beverage Tradeshow, a biannual event. The 10 editions held at the Palais welcomed 120,000 participants and generated more than $108 M in tourism revenues.
In April 2016, the organizers of the event launched SoSIAL, an original program aimed at reducing food waste and training future chefs. The way it works is that chefs and students cook all leftover items from shows and donate them to two community organizations: Moisson Montréal and Tablée des chefs. It’s a simple idea that is making a huge difference in the community!
Watch the interview with the program’s spokesperson, Guillaume Cantin, chef and winner of the first season of the Radio-Canada show, Les Chefs.