Jackie Kwitko’s company might only just be starting to take off, but the CEO of Fressy Bessie, a business specialising in addictive, home-cooked munchies and lunches for kids and families, says she’s already done her job: earlier this year, her 13-year-old daughter Alexandra announced that she’s now a vegetarian. “She’s healthier than I am,” says Kwitko, “because I made a concerted effort to make her a healthy eater.”
If you walked into Food Starter on Nov. 3, you would have found a whole lot of cake. The incubator, which helps food startups get off the ground, was celebrating its one year anniversary. In this short time, Food Starter has grown from a small handful of hopeful entrepreneurs, to a full-fledged accelerator with 65 active clients.
Simple country boy moves to Tuscany to learn how to be a butcher. City girl goes to Tuscany to prepare to open a Manhattan café. Boy meets girl at the rural villa they both train at. They fall in love, get married and have their first child together.
Paramount Fine Foods President CEO Mohamed Fakih was named the Business Leader of the Year by the Toronto Region Board of Trade. “You do not only want to grow your business, you want to grow that community that supported you,” the U of T Scarborough donor says.