Sarb (BBA, CPA_CMA) is recognized as a leader in the local food movement, bringing innovative ideas with tangible results to entrepreneurs and communities in the Agfood sector. Sarb’s love of engaging with people and local food led him to start Soho Road Naan Kebab Food truck celebrating his UK background and Indian roots. Sarb’s challenge finding a cost effective and fun-to-work-in prep kitchen led him to create Commissary Connect – the kitchen HE wanted for his food business.
Combining his direct knowledge of food processing and entrepreneurship with expertise in accounting and strategic direction, Sarb is much sought after as an expert in the food industry throughout British Columbia. He is involved in working groups shaping Western Canada’s future in food and agriculture – working directly with UBC, BC Ministry of Agriculture, BCIC, IAF, City of Vancouver Economic Commission and several others.
Sarb can often be found in the kitchen sharing war stories and hard earned advice with the aim to make our members’ journey to success a little bit easier.
Susan (B.Sc and MBA) plays an integral role in facilitating leadership, collaboration and results for Commissary Connect’s innovative technology and unique operating model. With over 20 years of progressive experience in supply chain, operations and leadership, Susan has expertise in strategic operational development, team building, production and purchasing. She has proved herself a hands-on leader with a track record of leading teams to achieve outstanding success.
Susan’s admiration for entrepreneurs led her to focus her operational expertise at Commissary Connect where she is the responsible for all aspects of kitchen operations. Our members look to her for pragmatic, bottom-line impacting recommendations for operational and management improvements. Susan is often found in our kitchen looking for ways to improve operations and sharing a laugh with our members.
Ronica and Sarb met at over a Naan Kebab at Sarb’s food truck – and she’s been advising him and supporting Commissary Connect’s entrepreneurs ever since. She has an eye for high quality items, and is often found in the kitchens giving opinions and supporting members. Ronica leads the administrative team – responding to all applications and communications - and developing new ways to showcase our members.