We are a plant-based meat alternative company based in Vancouver, Canada. Our top chefs create selections of healthy, gourmet vegan options crafted only from natural ingredients.
Our goal is to disrupt the food industry by providing a healthier, more sustainable alternative to traditional meat products. Our products are 100% plant-based and were created to fill the gap for those wanting a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing taste.
Modern Meat products are accessible and have a nutritional edge. Consumers today are more health-conscious than ever before so we are driven to create healthy alternatives and promote eating more whole foods in our diets, avoiding the processed picks.We recognize the need to move away from animal products due to the environmental and health implications.
Our team is passionate about creating delicious food without harming our planet and those living on it. We are committed to creating meat alternatives consumers can feel great about.
CEO AND FOUNDER
Tara is an accountant and entrepreneur who has over twenty years of experience building successful companies in the public and private sector. She previously worked at Ernst and Young where she managed sectors in audit, tax and risk management. Currently, Tara provides strategic consulting to multiple companies, evaluating financial operations and overall corporate strategy. She also oversees large scale, high value property transactions, while creating companies that are viable and have a strong ethical mission for eduction, health and the environment.
Tara was the Founder and CEO of Aspire Learning Centre, an educational development company focused on math and language arts, before its successful buyout. Currently, she is a mentor in the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs Program (FWE), where she is an advocate for women in leadership roles. Tara holds a CPA-CA designation with a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University.
To learn more about Tara’s entrepreneurial journey, check out her conversation with Majestic PR here.
Chief Corporate Officer
Cassidy McCord is a businesswoman who has amassed a multitude of operational and capital markets experience. She most recently managed and led operations for several private entities.
Her specialities include corporation reorganization and cost-efficiency analysis of operating entities. She has a personal and vested interest in health and nutrition.
Karen brings over 40 years of culinary experience in restaurants, catering, upscale take-out and product development. She was Executive Chef at the acclaimed Fish House in Stanley Park for 17 years.
Karen has authored four cookbooks and has been a syndicated food columnist for the Vancouver Sun since 2002. She has sat on the Board of Directors of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, served as president for the Les Dames d’Escoffier Vancouver chapter and received a Minerva Award for Community Leadership.
“Karen has hit the ground running and has been elemental in refining the ingredients for the new Modern Burger, Meatballs and Crumble recipes,” stated Tara Haddad, Founder and CEO of Modern Plant Based Foods. “She truly understands the delicate balance of maintaining texture and taste while scaling up for large production runs. Karen’s experience and insights will be of great value to our team.”