Mandi Lunan- Food Business Coach - BC Marketplace

Mandi Lunan- Food Business Coach

Culinary Business Advisor and Consultant

Mandi Lunan is a Culinary Coach and Strategist based in Warfield, British Columbia.

She offers PR, Social Media support, Crisis Management, Strategies, Staff Social Media Training, Webinars, and One on One coaching for your culinary based business.

Mandi Lunan Food Business Coach is unique from similar services in the field as she brings over a decade of real life experience as an owner here in the small business culinary community. Mandi has now worked with over 150 small culinary businesses in North America and beyond.

Mandi approaches clients with a practical no nonsense hands on customized approach- tailor made to meet todays’ business needs, growing pains, and challenges.

Services as diverse as coaching and strategy for businesses old and new, guidance for the novice business owner as they get set up, social media audits and strategy, public relations and biz 911, rehab for businesses that are not doing so great (she doesn’t take full pay until you succeed!) support services for businesses that are closing (we can help with liquidation, selling and emotional support- she’s been there.)

Mandi has something for everyone in the small culinary business community, no matter what stage or size.

Mandi Lunan is a Warfield, British Columbia -based entrepreneur and Founder of Mandi Lunan Food Business Coach. Mandi has worked with diverse clients in all stages of the business life cycle in North America and beyond since 2016.

At the tender age of 23 she founded Eastern Ontario’s very first vegan bakery -Auntie Loo’s Treats- and changed the landscape and perceptions of vegan pastry in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. At her peak she brokered deals before the age of 30 with grocery giants Farmboy and Aramark, and even dabbled in the local wedding industry. After a few difficult years, a devastating bicycle accident and ignoring the warning signs of her slowly struggling business, she neglected her self care and lost it all. She is determined to ensure other culinary entrepreneurs never need to struggle or suffer alone.

Mandi is much loved and renowned for her discretion, empathy, positive attitude and creativity. Her clients have described her as a “Business Fairy Godmother and Matchmaker”, a “Human Rolodex of the best people in the city” and one was even heard to comment, “My only regret is not hiring her sooner.”

Mandi currently resides in Warfield, BC with her partner recovering photojournalist Chris Wattie, her books, and an obscene amount of lipstick she’ll never be able to wear all of in her lifetime.

In her spare time she can be found exploring her new village and the Kootenays, shopping at the farmers markets and enjoying a craft stout and sci-fi novel.

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We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.