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 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.
Health-focused, our chefs creatively incorporate powerful whole foods. Our products are Soy, Gluten, Nut, GMO-free, and made with no artificial preservatives or additives.
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.
For real people
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.
Meet the team
CEO & 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.
Dino Renaerts has firmly established himself as one of the west coast’s culinary leaders. Renaerts completed his education and training in Vancouver and has built a prolific career spanning over two decades that has seen him cook in a clutch of the city’s finest restaurants.
Today, Renaerts applies his talent and passion to his role as partner in The Bon Vivant Group, serving discerning clientele across the province. He also is currently is tasked to create new products for Modern Meat. Studies at the Dubrulle French Culinary School and a three-year apprenticeship at the William Tell led to roles at Bishop’s and Le Gavroche. He later accepted executive chef positions at the Crown Plaza Hotel Georgia and the Metropolitan Hotel, home to the acclaimed Diva restaurant. Chef Dino was challenged to concieve several products for Modern Meat which will be launched in 2020.