October is Diversity Awareness Month and we are celebrating the diverse members in our commissary community – representing their cultures through bringing Vancouver their authentic cuisines.
Now in its fourth year, Commissary Connect is proud to offer our annual Holiday Gift Boxes which feature tasty offerings from members while also supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Recently engaged, Mitch Kinna and Diane Yuan are the proud owners of Flourgirl Baking. Together they produce delicious vegan buns (sweet and savoury) as well as handcrafted vegan stuffed pastas.
Culinary trailblazer Susan Mendelson from The Lazy Gourmet has joined forces with Commissary Connect to create The Commissary Gourmet, a commissary kitchen and business accelerator for local entrepreneurs ready to scale their food and catering businesses.
Erin Ireland started her business in a 500 square foot apartment baking banana bread as a gift for friends and family. Today her products can be found in 100 different retail and business locations across Metro Vancouver.
Jean Jacques Kabuya (Chef Jacques) is all about good food. He began his career by cooking at small events for friends and family, but as word got out and catering requests increased, he realized that he could turn this into the business he always wanted.
Anita Lopez started Cinco Estrelas, a Portuguese catering company, as a way to spend more time with her son while also generating an income. Her family used to own a restaurant called Cinco Estrelas and it was a big part of her childhood. She wanted to offer the same experience to her son.