Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 20 December 2014

THE FOODIE REPORT

OTG Management makes international debut at Toronto Pearson Airport

Published: 06/03/13

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By Rahul Odedra, Senior Reporter

CANADA. North American restaurateur OTG Management has opened its first operation outside the USA with two chef-driven concepts and a food market at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The new Terminal 1 outlets are the first of nine concepts in OTG's offer under a deal agreed with the airport last year.

Mark McEwan’s Fetta Panini Bar offers a selection of gourmet paninis, salads and small plates. It aims to provide a Canadian atmopshere through its design which features maple wood elements.

Baker Devin Connell's Heirloom Bakery Café serves soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods. From healthy options like the Detox Salad, to chocolate brownies, all Heirloom menu items are made from fresh local ingredients.

OTG has also opened its Cibo Express Gourmet Market, offering a variety of freshly prepared grab-and-go products.

Greater Toronto Airports Authority Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer Pamela Griffith-Jones said: “We’re thrilled to welcome the incredible culinary talent of Mark McEwan and Devin Connell to Toronto Pearson. We continue to create experiences for our guests to enjoy and today’s openings are another step helping us deliver on that.”

From detox to indulgence: Devin Connell's Heirloom Bakery Café in Teminal 1
Guests at both new locations will have free access to Apple iPads for ordering meals through a menu that can be translated into 12 languages (Chinese, Japanese, German, English, Hebrew, Greek, French, Hindi, Italian, Arabic, Korean and Spanish). Food orders are then prepared fresh, and delivered to the customer’s seat in 15 minutes or less.

"Working closely with our partners at the GTAA, and talented chefs such as Mark and Devin, we’ve dedicated our focus on delivering a wonderful customer experience,” said OTG Chief Executive Rick Blatstein.

“From the quality of the menu to the inviting atmosphere, these openings mark an exciting debut of what’s to come for Toronto Pearson.”

Creating a Canadian welcome: The Fetta Panini Bar by Mark McEwan
Market fresh: OTG's Cibo Express Gourmet Market in Terminal 1

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