CANADA: Ethnic Food Incubator Info Session Starts June 18, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Do you have a food idea that could possibly grow?
Join us at one of our info sessions to learn more about how the Ethnic Food Incubator program can help turn your afro-food product ideas into revenue-producing businesses.
Info Session Dates:
June 18, 2020
July 2, 2020
July 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
This 12-week program is designed to enable Afro-Caribbean Food Entrepreneurs to take ethnic food product ideas into revenue-producing businesses.
The Ethnic Food Incubator Program is a Canada-wide Business Incubator that enables food start-ups to take scalable business ideas from beta into revenue-producing businesses, thereby enabling them to enter grocery stores.
This program aims to establish a Food Incubator Program to provide underrepresented ethnic food creators assistance they would otherwise not receive by bringing their food products to a larger market, while also discovering new and exciting food products.
With the array of cultures and ethnicities in Canada there are hundreds of food creators with great products, but they lack the ability to develop their products in mass quantities and the standard required for the Canadian retail market.
The Program hopes to take out all the questions and guesswork when it comes to product development and market feasibility. With your help we will build and grow these ideas into strong and sustainable businesses.
Started as a Hospitality Trainer in 1991 and worked for a private company as a Consultant for 10 years delivering Food & Beverage, Culinary and Food Safety training. Partnered and operated a Culinary School in Ontario working with 3- & 4-star restaurants.
In 2015, started with Food Starter (shared Incubator & Kitchen facility) as an Office Manager and became Chief Operations Officer prior to closure in December 2018.
Launched Foodpreneur Lab in January 2019 and continue to provide Programs, Consulting services & Mentoring. Currently employed with District Ventures Kitchen as Operations and Program Manager.
Neale's Sweet N Nice Ice Cream is a premium Caribbean ice cream brand that originated in the 1940s in Trinidad and Tobago. Through the passion of bringing their Granddad's ice cream flavours back to life, and creating a family legacy; Andrew and his partner worked for months to take the original home-made recipe through industrial trials and labs in the University of Guelph.
Sweet N Nice launched in the Toronto market with about 20 stores in the summer of 2015. Today, Sweet N Nice can be found in major supermarkets across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and BC with national food chains such as Sobeys, Freshco, NoFills and Metro.
Andrew has over 2 decades of entrepreneurial experience in launching start-ups and has held senior director level roles implementing digital business strategies for several companies such as TD, Thomas Cook, AIMIA (Aeroplan), Porter Airlines and Points.com. He currently leads the overall business and distribution strategy for Neale's Sweet N Nice Ice Cream.
Fun Fact: Andrew and his partner appeared on CBC's Dragons' Den show on the 11th February 2015 on the Family Day episode, introducing to the Dragons and all of Canada the Sweet N Nice Ice Cream family story.
After working for over a decade in the corporate IT world, Lola decided to quit her job to focus on her businesses, one of which is 'It's Souper', an Afro-fusion soup line she launched in November 2018.
She felt that there was a need to fill a void that currently exists in the Canadian Retail space for "African inspired/ethnic recipes made by Us for All". 'It's Souper' is the first African & Black Owned Soup line in Canada. These recipes are shaking up the soup aisle with a burst of flavor and taste that keeps customers coming back.
Fun Fact: A notable accomplishment was being nominated for 'Best New Product of the Year' in 2019 by the Retail Council of Canada only months after hitting the stores. Her Chicken Peanut Soup recipe was in the Final 3, recognized by industry experts and leaders.
OUR team is here to support our members and community during this unprecedented time. Our Membership Relationship team is on hand to help you access other valuable member services including helping you increase your profile-raising and providing facilitated introductions.
For more information, please contact us at Telephone: +1 (416) 613-6206 or Email: email@example.com