The Food & Beverage Manitoba board of directors is made up of food industry representatives from a variety of sub-sectors, including food processors, distributors, packaging and construction.
Melissa is a partner at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP who practices in the areas of labour & employment law including: employment contract drafting and review, severance package drafting and review, wrongful termination litigation, employment policy design and review, advice and litigation related to non-solicitation/non-competition agreements, labour board hearings, grievance arbitration and collective bargaining.
Her favourite dining experience abroad was attending Chef Michael Smith’s restaurant Fireworks in PEI! But she also has a love of the local food scene – you don’t have to travel outside of Manitoba to experience a world class meal!
Ashley Linden (M.Sc., B.Sc. Agriculture) has a passion for agriculture and food and is the Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. With over 15-years of experience working in quality from seed to shelf, he has a track record of creating operational efficiencies, improving quality, and promoting sustainability throughout the industry.
Among the many great food options in Manitoba, you will often find him and his family enjoying a fresh cinnamon bun at Tall Grass Prairie Bakery.