When I met Denise Potter for the first time just last month, it was at the Dessert and Wine Night, hosted by AvivaFoods and Make Great Wine, and held in the beautiful Gables B&B in Stayner. Little did I know that Denise had just launched her new Franchisee business in Southern Georgian Bay... AvivaFoods…but I sure made it my mission to find out more!
The desserts she served to accompany the wines, were so incredibly decadent! Mouthwatering flavours of Carole's Cheesecakes and a chocolate devotion pre-sliced cake that was out of this world! I'm anxious to try the lemon torte and the mango torte myself, but these are just new desserts, that are just available now.
AvivaFoods is a new business format and one that I think is "right" for our community! It is restaurant quality frozen foods, that you can order on line at www.avivafoods.ca, and have it delivered right to your home or office! What an incredible idea!
So many people I know have such busy lifestyles and don't always have the time to prepare wonderful meals for their families, let alone go to the grocery stores to buy meals day in and day out. AvivaFoods is the perfect venue for that! And what about all the businesses in the area who do entertaining, or who require food for their boardroom meetings etc and even gift giving to that special client? AvivaFoods is the perfect venue for that too! Wouldn't you love to give…or receive… a unique gift like a case of Sterling Silver steaks by Honeyman's, or cocktail shrimp, rack of lamb, stuffed chicken ballontine (with winglette on) or one of AvivaFoods decadent desserts or beautifully hand made appetizers by Thyme and Truffles? I know I would! And, with so many people in our area who are seasonal people, who are here as often as they can be, to enjoy our beautiful community, skiing, hiking, swimming, fishing, etc., ordering products from AvivaFoods online and having it delivered to their homes, where they just have to pop it in the oven or put it on the BBQ, can allow so much more time for their activities and R&R!
"And you've just got to try the frozen entrees and soups" Denise told me. There are a wonderful variety of gourmet meals that were created by On The Move, a catering company, for AvivaFoods and some specialty and comfort entrees made by Honeyman's and Campbell's. You can't go wrong with respected names like that.
Denise seems so passionate about her business and so I asked why. She told me that she's been in the food business all of her adult life. Working side by side with Dave Nichol, creator of President's Choice food products, from the time she was in her early 20's, a little bit of that passion happened just by osmosis! Then she started her own business…working with these great suppliers all across Canada, to help them gain business in the USA. But when she moved up to Southern Georgian Bay from the GTA, she's always wanted to work in the wonderful community in which she lives. Plus so many of her friends and acquaintances were asking her to consider opening up a business here, and make available great tasting food products. Then, along came the opportunity with AvivaFoods! The fit was perfect…the products, wonderful, and the idea of having such convenience of ordering on line and delivery right to your home or office, just made sense! Give AvivaFoods a try and make room in your freezer!