Mother/Daughter Duo Navigate Major Expansion Without Giving Up Equity
Do you ever have trouble determining whether or not your favourite dishes are as healthy as you think it is? Eating healthy can be a frustrating and often overwhelming challenge, thanks to false advertising and an endless supply of "healthy" items on the grocery shelf. We exist in a world where we can't agree about what truly defines health. We live in a skeptical world when it comes to health trends. We must simplify everything and get to the fundamentals, eating healthy whole foods – and that’s exactly what Kimberly & Jasmine Chamberland, the mother/daughter duo brings to our table with Big Mountain Foods.
Kimberly founded Big Mountain Foods, a plant-based and allergen-free food company based in Vancouver, in 1987. She takes pride in using real, fresh ingredients in all of her products. Each item is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free, as well as non-GMO certified. Kim’s mom was a devote of the Hare Krishna movement and raised her on a vegetarian diet.
Jasmine grew up around Big Mountain Foods as her mother started the business in her early twenties making veggie burgers. After years of watching Kimberly work, the veggie-patty machine with so much love, care, and attention Jasmine realized that she needed to be a part of it as well.
They proudly offer plant-based products that are delicious, healthy and a lot of fun to eat. The wonderful thing about Big Mountain Foods is that it isn't just about a product you can get at the supermarket. Every day, Jasmine goes to work believing that she is contributing to the betterment of the world. Their items aren't just another vegan option; they’re part of a movement that's empowering people to feel healthier and positive about themselves and their environment.
In today’s episode of the Plant-based profit show, Kimberly talks about the biggest challenges in bringing specialized products to the marketplace and the hurdles that she went through in establishing a female-owned company. Jasmine gives us more insight into Canada’s Big Mountain Foods and how they recently expanded into a new manufacturing facility in Vancouver. They speak about how they get a long shelf life without adding a preservative and tell us ways to finance the significant expansion without funding. We are eager to converse more about the outstanding achievements this mother-daughter duet brought to the stores.