Cher Mereweather already knows that she will view the Our Food Future movement as a legacy project in her storied career in the food and beverage industry.
"This is the first time we are applying the state-of-the-art thinking and technology behind circularity to a whole systems approach. From government to the community and businesses, everyone has the same goal and we are going to show that it can be done. That’s really exciting!
“In the future, I’ll be able to point to these successes and say ‘I was a part of that!’,” says Cher.
As the Founder and CEO at Provision Coalition Inc., she helps businesses in the food and beverage industry realize the benefits of circularity. Her team are experts in sustainability and Cher was honoured to sit on the initial Our Food Future advisory committee to help shape the project’s goals. Today, Provision Coalition works closely with Our Food Future to guide businesses towards more circularity in their operations.
She says a key to the success of the project will be for everyone in the community to create buzz around the incredible work being done.
“Tell your friends, your family, and your colleagues about it. Let’s create a real movement. Something is happening here that is truly a world first - let’s make sure that everyone knows about it, wants to be a part of it and has an opportunity to share in the pride,” she says.
Five questions with Cher
- What was your first job, and what one thing did it teach you?
My first job was with Sears Canada and it taught me how much waste there is in our supply chains.
- What food dish do you absolutely rock at making?
My Poppa’s Italian meatballs. He had a little grocery store with a meat counter and made meatballs and Italian sausages. A big retail chain tried to buy my Poppa out and license his recipe, but he said no, and so I love to make his famous meatballs.
- What drink is your guiltiest pleasure?
Kahlua and milk with Maraschino cherries. My husband says I only have the Kahlua and milk as an excuse to eat the cherries!
- Favourite childhood candy or snack?
- If you were a talk show host, who is the first guest you would book, and why?
Simon Sinek, because he is the ultimate guru of understanding your purpose and knowing your “why”. And then I would book Darren Hardy, because his philosophy on personal and business success is very much aligned with what I believe. “Better every day” is his mantra.
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