Chef Marie is the ‘M’ in MCHEF, of course!
I am chef-owner and founder of MCHEF® since 2009. I am a graduate of the culinary institute in Montreal Quebec Canada (Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Quebec). After my graduation in 2003, I had the pleasure of participating in the Foires of Geneva event as a team-player as part of Chef Jean-Paul Grappe team, an award given to the 4 students who scored higher grades and who were recognized for their strong personalities. Upon my return, I kicked off my career working in restaurant kitchens in Montreal, gradually rising to the position of Chef in 2008. It took me 10 years to become an Executive-Chef. LinkedIn tells all about my professional background. I have stopped cooking for my guests last year because the spice market needed a new agro-innovation spice product to better serve Chefs, Families, People striving for better quality spices for the health benefits that spices can provide! I’m on the herbs and spices clean-label mission in 2009!
In 2009, a grassroots business idea flourished into the new and innovative business of “Chef at Home” catering to a 5 star clientele. By request of loyal customers, I created gourmet-style meals consisting of all natural, mostly 12 allergen-free, clean-label “free from fillers and chemicals”, and low in sodium herbs and spice blends that would delight even the most sophisticated of palates. My search brought me to discover the infinite possibilities that spices, and herbs can offer. We can provide our herbs and spices worldwide. I am travelling to speak about my journey, to bring a positive change in the spice market, to educate students in Culinary Schools. So far, I went to places over the world, including Geneva, Milano, Paris, Lyon, London, Miami, New York, Boston, Hawaii, Texas, California and Las Vegas. And I will keep my journey active. Let me know is you are interested in having me over for a conference. I love meeting inspirational passionate people, advocates and leaders!
MCHEF®’s mission is simple: “Contribute to the clean-label food mission by continuously develop, innovate and improve flavors, raise awareness about the use of whole some ingredients & spices and share them without compromise, while allowing for dietary restrictions such as; gluten, nuts, 12 allergens, low in sodium, GMO, MSG, sulfate, sulfite and so many more”. Oulala! The prior objective is to promote a new approach to the food processing industry – an approach that was focused on providing premium ingredients, and technical services that met the specific needs of all its customers in the food service industry. Over the years, our company has set itself apart from its competitors and has become a unique leader in the spice agro-innovation.
Concerning our laboratory innovation in the cleaning of spices, it is important to note that the grinding, the sieving, and the cleaning of spices is all done here in America. In this way, we can ensure that our customers receive PREMIUM QUALITY SPICES that often meet higher standards than those required by the industry. In order to ensure low microbiology counts, we prefer to treat spices by using clean methods. In keeping with its mission of offering only PREMIUM QUALITY products, MCHEF®’s Quality Assurance team carefully examines all of the raw materials and finished products that come into or are shipped from our plant. Not only our products are allergen-free, clean-label but can be considered organic as well. We do our work to make the possible pure herbs and spices happening.
Because of the way we handle the ingredients, control our production lines, we are able to ensure the TRACEABILITY of all our ingredients. The consistent quality of products is a top priority. The certifications HACCP, GFSI AND SQF EDITION 7.2, KSA are required in the food service industry but not required in the retail market up to this day. To my knowledge, we are the only supplier of allergen-free herbs and spices in America. MCHEF® gives these certifications in the retail market and the trends are growing at a fast pace. We are at the forefront of the market and ready to supply, and we have recently developed methods of cleaning that are validated by Pro-Cert (Organic Certification known Internationally and in partnership with USDA). We have climb into superior certifications and we are QA and GMP as well.
We have also implemented an ALLERGEN MANAGEMENT system to guarantee the absolute safety of our products. Quality is always our first priority. In keeping with our mission statement, MCHEF®’s management and all its subcontractors have put in place a quality and HACCP, QA, GMP’s policies: risk management and continuous improvement system designed to assure that customers receive food products that are safe and do not pose a risk to human health. We strongly believe in responsible business practices that meet my ethical, social, and environmental values. MCHEF®’s focus on loyalty, team work, attentiveness to client’s needs, and relentless innovation are part of the shared vision aimed to satisfy our customers.
MCHEF® VIBES FOR THE CAUSE
The children cause, our cause, the heart that brings sense to our lives. MCHEF® vibrates for the cause of Répit Québec and St. Jude Children Research. Partner of this important organization that takes care of sick children in 55 countries, we donate $ 0.25 / bag, for each MCHEF® herbs and spice blend sold on our online store and on sales in the food service through distributors. St. Jude Research Hospital now receives, annually, our donations related to national sales in the food service sector. Go Chefs, cook for the cause with MCHEF®! This is part of social MCHEF® responsibility.
I invite you to have fun and cook-up, drink-up, and enjoy MCHEF®’s blends and recipes. No more hassle in your food prep! Everyone will enjoy savory meals!
Are you ready to rediscover cooking at home? Bon appétit! I am totally committed to my mission and to provide quality products to the market.
Try my recipes, they are very delicious and easy to make along with the first mixology video that demonstrate how easy it is to create funky cocktails! Love the funk…And rock too!
Learn more about the MCHEF® line here