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Dara has been involved in the foods industry for many decades, starting her career in LA at Chianti's Cuccina, Nickey Blairs and Wolfgang Puck's Mon Maison Restaurant and Cooking School. She has taught culinary arts to adults, middle-school and high-school students.

Dara holds a BSc in Food Science and Nutrition, Chef Certification from Cordon Bleu London, England, Masters in Special Education (UGA) and Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin  Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies, Cornell University. 

Dara developed a passion for whole food, plant-based nutrition through her animal welfare and advocacy concerns along with a desire to help people improve their health.

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Dara Lavallee
Lead Chef

Ric has followed a varied career path involving working in, and owning, restaurants. His early workings involved designing concepts and partnering in a restaurant in the Vancouver BC region. Sardines, Spags' and Sharkey's and owner of The Elevator and Gatsby's in Fernie BC. Leaving the Hospitality industry for high-tech, Ric became one of the early marketers of WiFi products and eventually the Global Director of Sales. In 2005 he gave it all up follow a more purpose driven life. In 2005 Ric became a Firefighter/Paramedic.

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Ric Lavallee
Corporate Team Lead

Ric's education is in Electronics Engineering, Paramedicine, Critical Care Paramedicine and Community Paramedicine. He also has Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin  Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies, Cornell University.

Ric realized his passion for whole food, plant-based nutrition after working with chronic disease processes in his work as a Paramedic and in the communities he served. Realizing that we cannot improve community health until we revert our lifestyles back to plant based nutrition. A nutrition void of processed and animal based foods. He decided to create Nourish to offer healthy alternative foods and provide education and a transition pathway to  improve health and manage chronic diseases.

Our Current Team

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Interested in joining our team?

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