Sylvia dreams of a prosperous and resilient food industry. As an experienced coach, facilitator and consultant, she provides much-needed training and services to help small-scale food processors achieve more.
Sylvia’s profound understanding of food processing stems from her education in Food Science from the University of Guelph, where she completed both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. She has served in many industry roles, from quality assurance to research, marketing, product development and regulatory compliance.
With over 15 years of technical experience in the food processing and natural health product industries, he approach is refreshing and inspiring. Sylvia has the unique ability to put technical jargon into layman’s terms. She listens to her clients’ needs and identifies challenges and their unique solutions. Sylvia identifies opportunities and expertly navigates the path to capture them.
Her recent accomplishments include: (1) helping clients access grants and funding; (2) developing innovative food products; (3) developing and maintaining robust food safety management systems; (4) coaching clients from concept to commercialization; (5) design of processing technologies, compliant labels and effective packaging solutions, and; (6) facilitating industry workshops.