Real food, preserving the past
That simple philosophy, inspired by childhood memories learning the art of preserving in her family’s Prairie kitchen, continues to guide Catie today from her home and commercial kitchen in Qualicum Beach.
Catie has long been dedicated to supporting local farmers and enjoys having a personal relationship with them – from visiting their farms to select the best of the day’s harvest to promoting their produce in her products.
For over two decades, she has proudly played a role in the evolving and vibrant food scene on Vancouver Island, keeping her footprint small and passionately supporting sustainable food production.
From her beginnings in the early ’90s supplying her signature Hot Dilled Beans to a few local pubs and restaurants, to today’s line featuring two dozen delectable products, Catie has built her company from the ground up and remains true to her roots, personally ensuring the quality of every jar that comes out of her kitchen.