About Us

Taste Culinary Solutions opened its 3,500 square foot small scale food processing plant in June 2012 in the heart of Vancouver. We are a hands-on, owner-operated company.
In 2008 we created and launched our Jules + Kent line of shelf-stable specialty gourmet foods, which are now sold in well over 200 Canadian specialty food and grocery stores. As our product line grew and we worked with other co-packers and tried to find commercial kitchen space, we needed to have more control over the production of our products.

In addition to our Jules + Kent products, we also own the Umi's Kitchen line of Indian sauces and chutneys. We also have three mustards private labelled for us under our Undercurrents brand name.

In 2000 our owner, Allyson Nelson, founded Mad About Food Inc. This Company was primarily known for its high quality gift basket program. The Company also had a retail specialty food store at 4th and Macdonald for 2 years. We produced gift baskets year round, and particularly at Christmas. Large volume orders of up to 3,000 gift baskets were also part of our business. Allyson always says: "It's easy to buy jars of product to put in gift baskets. It's much more complex - and interesting - to actually produce the product that goes into those jars."

Since 2000 we've gained a lot of experience, both in product selection, marketing and distribution, and now in the production of our own and others' products. 

Our location

We're centrally located in Vancouver near the Main Street Skytrain Station, just off Great Northern Way. We invite you to contact us to discuss your private label, co-packing, or product and recipe development projects. 


Taste Culinary Solutions is devoted to ensuring the products we produce for ourselves and you are safe and of the highest quality to meet the needs of today's consumer. Our facility and operating permit are provided by Vancouver Environmental Health. We are in the process of creating our HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) plan in order to become a HACCP-certified production plant. 


The business is fully insured. Our facility has both Commercial General Liability and Product Liability insurance coverage.

Taste Culinary Solutions Inc. 292 East 1st Ave. Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 Tel: 604-736-2510 E-mail: allyson@tasteculinarysolutions.com

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