Alumni In Business

Many of our entrepreneurial LFS graduates have launched their own innovative businesses, providing valuable jobs and economic benefits to their communities. Visit these diverse and inspiring initiatives below––and support them whenever you can. And don’t forget to add your own business to these success stories by contacting us directly.

Please note: These profiles are for informational purposes only; LFS does not officially endorse these businesses.

ATHIANA ACRES

Simran Panatch | BSc (Food Nutr) 2019

A pioneering regenerative farm in Steveston, British Columbia, Athiana Acres grows a huge diversity of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Produce is sold online, at their onsite farmers’ markets and to restaurants throughout the region.

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DESIREE NEILSON NUTRITION

Desiree Nielsen |BSc (Food Nutr) 2006

Author, podcaster and registered dietician, Desiree Nielson is an educator and consultant focusing on plant-based nutrition as well as digestion health issues and solutions. Her plant-based cookbooks, Eat More Plants and Good For Your Gut are both bestsellers.

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ELEPHANT GARDEN CREAMERY

Betsy Ng |BSc (Food Nutr) 2010

A destination Vancouver ice-cream shop loved by local treat fans, Elephant Garden Creamery pioneers unique flavours with an international twist––from HK Milk Tea to Matcha Honeycomb Nugget. The popular store is a calming oasis of minimalism, greenery and unexpected whimsy.

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FACULTY BREWING CO.

Mauricio Lozano | MFS 2009

One of the stars of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant microbrewery district, Faculty Brewing Co. has won loyal fans and industry accolades for its deliciously innovative, highly collaborative approach to craft beer making.

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THE FREEMAN CLINIC

Dr. Allison Freeman | BSc (Global Res Sys) 2004

Empowering patients with proactive food and wellness strategies to achieve superior health outcomes is the raison d’etre of Toronto’s Freeman Clinic, where naturopathic doctor Allison Freeman actively incorporates her LFS background in nutrition and soil health studies.

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HEALTHCASTLE

Gloria Tsang | BSc (Dietetics) 1996

The HealthCastle platform has become a trusted, science-based source for essential health and nutrition information, complete with a team of registered dieticians who advocate, advise and provide guidance on key preventative health issues.

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HOT THAI KITCHEN

Pailin Chongchitnant | BSc (Food Nutr) 2007

Popular You Tube cooking show and website Hot Thai Kitchen demystifies Thai cuisine with an educational, entertaining approach accessible to all. Chef-founder Pailin Chongchitnant has also written two cookbooks and been featured in publications from Bon Appetit to the New York Times.

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LEMON JARZ

Linda Phan | BSC (Food Nutr) 2018

A simple time-saving idea that grew into a successful, small-batch business, Lemon Jarz packages dried lemon, lime, orange, ginger and grapefruit slices into cool mason jars for convenient at-home use in teas, baking and more.

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MOVING COFFEE ROASTERY

Edmund Keung | BSc (Food Nutr) 2009

A quality-forward coffee roasting company focused on sourcing and preparing specialty grade beans, Moving Coffee is an award-winning, Vancouver-based business committed to sustainability, traceability and fine coffee-drinking.

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NUTRI FOODIE

Cristel Moubarak Hackenbruch | BSc (Food Nutr) 2014

Founded by Vancouver-based nutritionist and registered dietician Cristel Moubarak Hackenbruch, nutriFoodie offers judgement-free counselling and coaching focused on nutrition education, food literacy and more.

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ODDITY KOMBUCHA

Mauricio Lozano | MFS 2009

A small-batch brewery in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, Oddity Kombucha fuses unique flavours and colourful packaging with an ever-growing distribution network around the city.

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SIMPLY ZERO FOODS

Gloria Tsang | BSc (Dietetics) 1996

Producing a plant-based, certified organic, made-in-Canada protein powder plus two popular varieties of turmeric powder, the team of scientists at Simply Zero Foods spends countless research hours developing, improving and recipe-testing.

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SPERLING VINEYARDS

Ann Sperling | BSc (Agr) 1984

In the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Wine region, Sperling Vineyards is a family-run destination winery growing certified organic grapes and producing celebrated Rieslings, rosés, pinot gris and more.

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VANCOUVER DIETICIANS

Alexandra Inman | BSc (Food Nutr) 2016

Stephani Dang | BSc (Food Nutr) 2016

Founded as a partnership between two registered dietitians who met and studied together at LFS, Vancouver Dieticians had grown to include a wider team of experts, each dedicated to advising and coaching on digestive health, nutrition, diet and much more.

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