Manufacturers Rep/Broker/Consultant – Vegan Food Service

Name: Sue Gervase

Company:Vegan FoodService

Years worked in current role: <1

Years of experience in food industry:

In 300 characters or less describe your job: 

I introduce anyone who serves food (buyers and chefs) to premium brands that create dynamite plant-based options for menus. Some are vegan alternatives, such as vegan bacon, and some are vegan by nature, such as quinoa. I am a one-stop shop for anyone looking to “beef” up the plant-based options.

What are the top 3 characteristics you need to be good at your job:

  1. Knowledge of plant-based foods (I have a certificate in plant-based nutrition)
  2. Ability to get to decision makers
  3. Passion for healthy living.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in food?

I’m too passionate about fuelling our bodies properly to sit back and watch the standard western diet kill us off.

Top 3 advice tips for students and new grads coming into the industry –

  1. Be creative,
  2. keep an open mind
  3. take risks

Tell us why your Food Job Rocks?

I get to help bring better, healthier food to more people everyday.

 Favourite quote?

“Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates

 

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