Meet yourboard

The food and beverage professionals.
FBA board members come from all corners of Atlantic Canada. They bring decades of experience plus an unrivalled passion and commitment to promoting the local food and beverage industry.
Day-to-day operations at FBA are handled by a professional management team headed by an Executive Director and administration support.

Meet the Board!

Tammy Brideau
Executive Director
Food & Beverage Atlantic

A message from your Association Executive Director:

Since joining the FBA team in 2019, I’ve enjoyed every opportunity to meet our members and industry partners. My goal with FBA is to build a strong network for food & beverage processors that will become a resource for everything our members need. We are accomplishing this at a fast pace with the launch of our new website, industry guidance tool, extensive training and education workshops, and numerous programs available for members to help grow their businesses and export products.

We offer opportunities for members to showcase and market their products through programs like CTV What’s for Dinner, Pitch opportunities for the Sobeys Local programs, or social media programming with our very own Kilted Chef. New activities are being added to our calendar every month. We have had a hand in helping many food and beverage companies get in front of Buyers, cross the border into export markets, and make important connections with industry peers.

I love to hear your success stories and I am grateful to local companies who share their best practices with us and other local companies. Together we can build a stronger and more successful food and beverage community and industry, serving Atlantic Canada and the rest of the world. As I continue to travel through our beautiful region, eating and drinking amazing local food, I look forward to meeting every one of our members and association partners!

Nancy Brace
Membership & Program Advisor
Food & Beverage Atlantic

A born and bred Newfoundlander, Nancy lived most of her adult life in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry throughout Atlantic Canada and 10 years as the Executive Director of the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland Labrador, Nancy has the background required to work with members across Atlantic Canada and build new relationships.

Building a versatile skillset through every new opportunity throughout her career, Nancy recently helped create the vision for the promotion of local food as part of the tourism offering in Newfoundland. This project included a provincial tour that promoted local food and restaurants.

After 10 years with RANL, Nancy is delighted to join Food & Beverage Atlantic, keeping connected to what she loves most, local foods. The goal has always been to see Atlantic Canada as a culinary and flavour destination. 

Nancy is very connected to her community. In 2009 Nancy founded the Green’s Harbour Heritage Society, to help Green Harbour, NL. preserve and maintain its historic buildings. She also serves on the Local Service District and is part of the Come Home Year planning committee.

Norm Purdy
Board President
PCX Adviser

A Message from your Association President:

Food and Beverage Atlantic is an association of Atlantic Canadian Food and Beverage processors, suppliers, and specialists. We are dedicated to improving the industry for our members. We do this in three ways: by delivering specialized training specific to the industry, offering programs to help our members market and sell their products locally and abroad, and providing specific guidance to our members to help find solutions to business and operational challenges.  We are governed by a volunteer board of directors dedicated to the industry. 

This website can be a valuable resource for you to keep track of industry events, training opportunities, and government programs and policies that affect your business. I encourage you to engage with FBA. For small startups and emerging companies, we can help you build your network and avoid costly mistakes. For established processors we can help you improve your capabilities to export to new markets and develop new partnership opportunities.  

Our goal is to make a positive difference in the industry and while we take that very seriously, we like to have fun and network with our industry peers. I invite you to learn more about FBA and consider joining us to help build a stronger more vibrant food and beverage community across Atlantic Canada. 

Board Executives

Lee Turner
Past President
Amalgamated Dairies Limited
Jim Landrigan
Vice President
Bio | Food | Tech
Jean-Robert Roy
Les Cuisines Roi
Shivani Dhamija
Shivani's Kitchen
Bryan Inglis
Food Island Partnership
Darrell Munro
Balance Creative
Alain Bossé
Alain Bossé Consulting
Barbara Ann O'Brien
Bonte Foods
Serge Basque
Cavok Brewing Co.
Peter Chapman
Peter McLaughlin
Ann of Green Gables Chocolate
Jon Butler
Roxanne Plaissance
Agriculture and Fisheries
Sara Robinson
HOST Event & Association Management
Tim McRoberts
Canada's Smartest Kitchen
Nasir Hammed
Senior Director
Global Quality & Food Safety Management
Juanita Diamond
Agriculture & Agri-Food
Our Membership represents a broad cross section of products and industry suppliers from all areas in our Atlantic region including:

Food and Beverage



Various agencies and
educational institutions

“As a small business, it's not always easy to have all this expertise internally. Whenever we need some help, we know we can turn to FBA, they will come back with professional feedback to help us.”

Jean Robert Roy,

Vice President

Les Cuisines Roi Ltd, NB