The Team

Since 1982 Gourmet du Village have been creating award winning recipes and artisan blends of the finest ingredients in our home village of Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada. After 35 years there is a change in the air, a new family member at the head, as the market changes and Baby Boomers pass the baton on to the next generation.

The company now has the added strength of a Father and Daughter team in control.

MIKE TOTT

CEO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Mike was the Co-Founder 35 years ago along with his wife Linda, who has since retired. Mike’s focus now is on the Business and Creative vision of the company, new markets, new products, new catalogues, new website, new communication.

ASHLEY TOTT

PRESIDENT

Ashley has taken over the reins of running the Family Business day to day, her primary focus is twofold, Sales in a changing market and Operations. Formerly a trained chef Ashley has been active in all aspects of the business for over 13 years. Her challenge right now is to lead the company forward as the market changes.

SALES

CUSTOMER SERVICE

DANIELLE RANKIN

SALES MANAGER

Danielle’s primary responsibility is to direct and manage our team of over 100 sales reps in Canada and the USA. She spends a lot of time on the road at trade shows and meeting with customers and key accounts.

KRIS MERTENS

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Kris is most likely to be the first to answer the phone if you call in with an order or a question, sharing her 9 years of experience with us.

CHRISTINE RICHARDSON

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Christine has been with us for over 10 years, answering your questions in customer service, but quietly working in the background to expedite Order Management.

MARKETING

REBECCA MACDONALD

VP MARKETING

Rebecca brings her more than 20 years of experience with us to focus on Product Development and the introduction of new products to the market. Our Catalogues and packaging alone takes up a huge part of her time.

GILLIAN HARTLEY

RECIPE/PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Gillian gained her food preparation and recipe development experience the old fashioned way running her own catering business, now bringing originality and practicality to the recipes we create, offer and share. Her task is to support our claim of making ‘Homemade Easy’.

CAROL LYNG

GRAPHIC ARTIST

Carol has worked as our artist and Mikes right hand for over 25 years, together creating all the packaging we are recognised for as well as catalogues, advertisements and trade show displays.

OPERATIONS

RAMONA CRAIG

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Ramona’s task is to ensure you get ‘What you want, when you want it’, she is responsible for all Purchasing, Planning, Manufacturing, Warehouse and Shipping. She brings a great spirit and positive attitude combined with her 15 years of experience.

LISA CARRUTHERS

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Lisa brings her smile and 30 years of experience with us to her tasks of supervising and organising the team of employees who prepare the wonderful products you enjoy.

LYNE GARIEPY

SHIPPING SUPERVISOR

Lyne has been working with us in our warehouse and shipping departments for over 15 years, she now has the task of managing her team to ensure you get ‘What you want, when you want it and in good condition’.

LISA MILLER

INVENTORY CONTROL

Lisa is the quiet member of the Inventory, Planning team, she has been with us for 18 years taking care of the intricacies of the large number of products we manufacture and inventory.

IOANA POPESCU

PLANNING, PURCHASING ASSISTANT

Ioana is one of the newest smiling faces to join our team as we add strength and priority to the planning of our Operations.

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

DAVID HARPER

DEPARTMENT HEAD & ANALYST

David brings his expertise to our Financial controls and Planning, as well as being  responsible for our IT functions. In his spare time he also happens to be a great guitarist.

JESSICA KOSINSKY

PAYABLES, RECEIVABLES

Jessica brings her positive attitude to the team, taking care of our valuable suppliers, customers and reps.

LINDA ZECHNER

RECEIVABLES, PAYABLES, LEASING, CUSTOMER SERVICE

Linda continues to wear many hats in our business, currently she is taking an active roll in accounts receivables, payables, leasing as well as backing up Customer Service.