The Team

Since 1982 Gourmet du Village has been creating award winning recipes and artisan blends of the finest ingredients in our home village of Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada.

Creativity and innovation have always been the benchmark fulfilling our promise of ‘We make it easy to make Homemade’. A business with family values.

ASHLEY TOTT

VICE PRESIDENT SALES

Ashley grew up in the business, today her focus is twofold, Sales in a changing market and Operations. Formerly a trained chef Ashley has been active in all aspects of the business. Her challenge now is to work with her team to take the company to the next level.

MIKE TOTT

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Mike was the Co-Founder 35 years ago, today his focus is on the ‘Creative Vision’ of the company, new products, marketing design and innovation.

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

LAURIE HOLLAND

GRAPHIC ARTIST

Packaging and presentation are key to the Specialty food marketplace, adding the magic ‘Appetite Appeal’ to our products. Laurie works with Mike on all product packaging, marketing, catalogues and trade show design.

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.