Victoria Cartagena, Employee Experience Champion, is helping create a rewarding experience for Maple Lodge Farms’ employees
Victoria joined Maple Lodge Farms as an HR expert in 2016 to support company’s recruitment strategy. She knew it would be a big job even before she started.
We spoke with Sarab Hans, President of Hans Dairy, about her family’s South Asian dairy company and asked her why she enjoys her job and how to build a successful career in the industry.
Meet Levi de Loryn – brand winemaker for Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery and a man with a fascinating history making wine around the globe. Native to Australia (and with a great accent, of course), Levi has called Canada his home for 10 years, settling in the Niagara Region with his family. Wine is food which means Levi […]
More than 13 years ago, Ramesh Persaud arrived in Canada with an accounting degree and the goal of building a life as a Canadian citizen. Today, Ramesh stands as a brilliant example of career advancement transitioning from a line worker through to his current position as Operations Manager for Kisko Canada. What accounts for Ramesh’s success? […]
When we think about frontline workers, our minds go straight to the heroes of the health sector. But, there are frontline workers in several sectors, including the food industry. When COVID-19 hit, governments identified frontline food workers as essential because of their efforts in keeping our communities stocked and fed. Here is all you need […]
Vegan from the ground up It began in a small vegan restaurant in London, Ontario five years ago. Today, Margaret Coons’ Nuts for Cheese is supplying 1,600+ Canadian stores and new US buyers with vegan cheese and butter made from fermented organic cashews. Margaret is the Founder & CEO and she is both excited and humbled by […]
Mark remembers coming from Jamaica with his mom and dad to start a new life in Canada. His parents had started Kisko Freeze pops back in their home country and his dad had a challenging time getting a job without Canadian experience. So, they decided to do what they knew best and started Kisko in […]
Dwight is a Sanitation Supervisor with Bimbo Canada, better known as one of Canada’s favourite bread companies making Dempster’s and Villaggio brands. With 12 years on the job – in a variety of roles thanks to the unique Leadership Trainee program at the company – Dwight has become an expert in food production. The role of […]
Temporary foreign workers have been an integral part of the Canadian workforce for decades and have played an increasingly important role in the Canadian labour market in recent years. In 2019, close to 65,000 foreign nationals received a work permit for employment in Canada. The food manufacturing sector accounts for only 3.4% of the total […]
The food and beverage processing industry can be described as the bridge between Ontario Farms and your table. About 65% of all the food that leaves a farm makes its way into a processing facility before reaching our homes. Across Ontario there are thousands of small business and multi-national processing business that receive raw agricultural […]