Andrea Gray-Grant – Founder, Sales, Marketing and Operations Specialist
Andrea understands every step of a food processor’s journey — the detailed government regulations, the grocery store sector, bankers, endless hours of production, and the physical and emotional challenges of being an entrepreneur — which gives her strength in nurturing new and emerging food businesses.
One might wonder how she developed such a breadth of experience. Well, Andrea started in the natural and organic food industry more than 25 years ago. During her successful sales and marketing career, she launched products in every area of the store. And, managed sales forces — internal and external — across Canada and the U.S.
Andrea even launched her own idea — Tarragon Foods. Her emerging business built a manufacturing plant, and as part of her growth strategy she went on to manage and co-pack for other local food businesses.
Teaching, coaching and mentoring local BC food and beverage businesses was a natural fit for Andrea. And so, for more than 7 years, she has been fuelling her passion and momentum by helping hundreds of companies in realizing their dreams through her own experience as a food business owner and processor.