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As part of the Québec government’s Offensive de transformation numérique, the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie (MEIE) has mandated the ITHQ to offer a training and support program to Québec restaurateurs to help them integrate new digital technologies into their work environment.


Who may benefit?  

  • Restaurant, hotel or bar owners and managers 
  • Managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Executive chefs and kitchen chefs 
  • Maîtres d’hôtel
  • Sommeliers

What is our service offering?

The ITHQ offers 4 types de services to restaurateurs who wish to acquire new technology tools. 

  1. Support service
  2. Online training courses
  3. Technology showcase
  4. Restaurant services technology solutions directory

1. Support service

Would you like to receive expert help in making the digital shift in your company? The ITHQ offers 2 options:

  • Online questionnaire to assess your company’s digital maturity 
  • Analysis of your profile taking into account your assets, skills, interests and challenges
  • Establishment of a diagnosis in line with your profile
  • Access to the ITHQ’s technology showcase to attend demonstrations of high-performance digital tools
  • Digital diagnosis
  • Audit focussed on business model and operations
  • Identification of areas for improvement in the company
  • Support for ITHQ restaurant management professionals on a priority issue to be improved
  • Meeting with an expert in digital transformation
  • Delivery of an action plan and final report
  • Access to the ITHQ’s technology showcase to attend demonstrations of high-performance digital tools

2. Online training courses

Our training courses, which are offered online and completely free of charge, will allow you to familiarize yourself with the new technologies available on the market in order to target those that will best meet your company’s needs.  


3. Technology showcase

Going digital in your restaurant does sound appealing! But what exactly does this involve? The ITHQ has put this digital approach to the test by integrating innovative Québec technologies into its own restaurant, the Restaurant de l’ITHQ

This new “technology showcase” allows us to concretely demonstrate to restaurateurs how new technologies can be used to facilitate their operations. Furthermore, thanks to the experience acquired by our professionals, we can provide restaurateurs with valuable knowledge on not only the advantages and the challenges, but also the pitfalls to avoid when it comes to implementing new technologies in a restaurant. 


4. Restaurant services technology solutions directory

In partnership with the MT Lab, the ITHQ offers a free directory of innovative solutions for the restaurant industry. 

Whether it is for managing reservations, online orders, human resources or inventory, this catalogue will allow you to discover a wide range of applications and digital programs designed to facilitate the management of all aspects of your business. 

(Coming fall 2023)


Info service
What are the benefits of going digital for your business? (in French only)

Any questions?

[email protected]
514-282-5115, option 3
or  toll-free at 1-800-361-5111, ext. 5115

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