GE Capital is a franchise finance leader in the North American restaurant industry. As founding sponsor of the US-based Restaurant Leadership Conference, GE Capital has taken a prime role in bringing together the North American restaurant investment industry. Recognizing the need for a “made-in-Canada” event, GE Capital became a founding producer of the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit—an annual investment and economic conference designed to provide the resources, knowledge and vision to help make better investment decisions. 


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Andy Elder

Owner | Grilltime Gourmet Meat Shop


After a 25 year career in the restaurant industry Andy decided to pursue his dream of opening his own business. In 2008 he opened Grilltime Gourmet Meats where he has successfully blended retail and foodservice into one concept. With virtually no advertising Andy has leveraged himself and his brand into the surrounding Leaside community enjoying year over year sales growth.

Born and raised in Scarborough, Andy is a Ryerson Hospitality Graduate (1984) and a past board member of the ORHMA . Married for 25 years he lives in Leaside and has 2 children in Ontario universities. Time at the Bobcaygeon cottage with family and friends is his therapy!

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