Meet YOUR TEAM!
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!
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.
Dwayne has enjoyed success with well known brands like HJ Heinz, Cavendish Farms, Nestlé Foods, and Greco Pizza. As a resourceful and result-oriented professional with 30 years of experience in food processing, consumer goods, food service, and franchising, he’s an expert problem solver and critical thinker.
Raised in Moncton and a recovered Torontonian, he is now a proud Nova Scotian living in little GTA (Greater Truro Area).
Dwayne has worked with hundreds of business owners to build strategies for regional, or international growth. This has included coaching through all the steps required when transitioning that great recipe from a hobby to a sustainable business.
An MBA graduate, Dwayne has taught international food policy, marketing, and entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University and Workplace Education programs with Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education.
When not sharing ideas over coffee, you might find Dwayne isolating at a hockey rink coping as a goalie Dad. He has two children, Fintan and Clare. Soulmates since meeting at Saint Mary’s University, his wife Jackie enjoys impacting the lives of first graders at a local elementary school. A lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dwayne loves vacations in PEI, local food experiences, and the great outdoors.
“As Atlantic Brand specialist, I look forward to contributing to the growing food and beverage processing ecosystem in this region alongside FBA members, colleagues, and partners.” Dwayne Boudreau
Dwayne invites FBA members to reach out to him at Dwayne@atlanticfood.ca or 902-476-9876. He’ll get the coffee!
A Message from your Association President:
Over the past 25 years, Tim has worked at Holland College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, as a Chef Instructor, Curriculum Consultant, and Program Manager. These experiences were a wonderful training ground for his current role as Director of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, a food and beverage Technology Access Center (TAC) and R&D arm of The Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College.
Prior to joining Holland College, Tim worked as a professional chef, holding various executive-level positions in the foodservice industry. In addition to leading large scale, fine dining, and catering operations, Tim has also worked in areas such as brand ambassadorship, product development, food television, culinary consultancy, and strategic business development.
Tim is a passionate adult educator. When returning to formal studies, Tim worked diligently to integrate his professional culinary experiences into academia. In doing so, Tim completed Master of Education and PhD in Educational Studies degrees integrating learning cycles into new program development and the changing post-secondary student demographic in Canada.
This blend of industry and post-secondary experiences have been a driving force in Tim’s life. When supporting clients at Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, Tim ensures a systematic and team-based approach is integrated into every food and beverage product development activity. Since joining the Food and Beverage Atlantic Board of Directors, and in taking on the role of board president, Tim is committed to utilizing a similar approach when supporting the FBA membership and operational team.
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“Each year we are required to take a number of food safety and other related courses. The discounts we receive on these courses through our Food and Beverage Atlantic membership always pays for the cost of the membership. That alone would be reason enough to be a member, but our membership also gives us access to exclusive opportunities and support we find extremely valuable. ”