Province Releases Official Health Orders for Restrictions for Third Wave

The Province has posted the official health orders which came into effect today, Sunday May 9th at 12:01am. To view the orders, please visit As previously announced, restaurants, patios, and bars must close for dine-in but may remain open for take-out and delivery. Order 2(2) allows for ten people plus an officiant and a […]

Province Announces Restrictions for Third Wave

The Province has just announced strict new public health orders to close restaurants, bars, patios, gyms, fitness centres, museums and day camps as well as restrict retail capacity will come into effect on Sunday to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the strain on the health-care system, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent […]

Province Launches New Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave Program

The Manitoba government is launching a new Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program to provide direct financial assistance to help fill gaps between federal programming and current provincial employment standards for paid sick leave, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “We are at a critical point in our fight against COVID-19 and the variants of concern, and […]

Press Release: Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association Continues to Support Restaurant Industry By Purchasing Let’s Order Delivery Website

MEDIA RELEASE May 3, 2021 MANITOBA RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TO FURTHER SUPPORT RESTAURANT INDUSTRY BY PURCHASING LET’S ORDER DELIVERY WEBSITE Winnipeg,MB – The Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association has initiated the purchase of the website to continue its mandate to support the restaurant industry, in this case by highlighting local nrestaurants which […]

Province Continues to Expand Community Vaccine Eligibility With More Winnipeg Neighborhoods

Vaccine eligibility is expanding to include all adults aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in the Winnipeg communities of River East South, St. Vital North and Seven Oaks East.  Eligible jobs in these communities include: • kindergarten to Grade 12 schools; • child-care providers; • food-processing facilities; • grocery or convenience stores; • gas stations; […]

Province Providing More than $25 Million for Youth Employment This Summer; Intake Open for Youth Jobs Program

The Manitoba government will provide more than $25 million that will support more than 8,000 youth employment opportunities this summer through the new Manitoba Youth Jobs Program and existing Green Team grants, Premier Brian Pallister and Municipal Relations Minister Derek Johnson announced April 29th. “Our government is working to protect Manitoba’s youth from the health […]

Province Announces Intake is Open for Canada-Manitoba Job Grants

The Manitoba government has opened intake for the Canada–Manitoba Job Grant and increased investment to $8 million this year to help more employers with employee training, Economic Development and Jobs Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “Our government is investing more than $2 million in additional funds this year to meet the demand for Canada–Manitoba Job […]

MRFA Makes Difficult Decision to Officially Cancel 2021 Golf Tournament; Will Focus on Publication & Other Initiatives to Help Members

Based on feedback from our dedicated sponsors, members, and our board of directors, we have made the difficult decision not to hold our annual golf tournament in 2021. We hope to be back to normal in 2022 and see you on the links then! Thank you to all our sponsors and golfers in past years […]

The Dream Factory & Karmyn Update; Dream Drive Raises Double its Goal and our Foodie Friend Hosts her own Radio Show!

We are so proud of our restaurant community for continuing to support The Dream Factory through initiatives such as their Dream Drive last night and so many others, like our recent Dine Manitoba Restaurant Guide. Four of our members, Brazen Hall, Confusion Corner Drinks & Food, Frankie’s Italian Kitchen, and The Gates on Roblin were partners […]

Letter from Executive Director & CEO Shaun Jeffrey in April Newsletter

Hello Members & Friends, How does one begin to reflect on the past 12 months? Many of us ended 2020 with – at the very least – the promise of a new year reflecting the shift in the way we all view the future of the food service industry. Most of us have likely not […]