FOUNDER & OWNER
Renée, our founder, is a Registered Dietitian certified both in Canada and the United States. She comes from a family with issues of diabetes, heart disease, thyroid issues and Alzheimer’s Disease and is driven to help others with similar concerns. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science from The University of California, San Diego she went on to New York University to pursue a Master’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition. It was while studying at NYU that she first immersed herself in the restaurant industry as a waitress. After working as a Registered Dietitian in New York, she went abroad to France to work in organic farms in transition to a residency in Hong Kong. After receiving an MBA from Camden University, she now has rooted herself in Vancouver with The True Nosh Co. with hopes to stay for good.
Renée focuses on the prevention of diseases as well as the reversal of illnesses especially with diabetes. Renée brings knowledge and experiences from Southeast Asia, France, Italy, New Zealand, New York and California. Renée quit her job as a Clinical Dietitian in the concrete jungle and was engulfed in working with food. She became a line cook in the vast restaurants of New York City and continued to work in restaurants when she decided to spend a few months WWOOF-ing in the South of France. Eventually she moved to Hong Kong to find her roots in Chinese Cooking. She considers herself a Culinary Dietitian. With the hunger for knowledge and the vision of a better and healthier world, Renée hopes to fill the homes of like minded people with her food and beverage products so that diabetes and heart disease will no longer be the threat to us or to our loved ones!
ALISON CHAN- PRODUCT DEVELOPEMENT COORDINATOR
Hello! My name is Alison and I am currently in my 4th year of study at UBC, majoring in Food and Nutritional Sciences. Growing up, I have always loved handcrafting things such as holiday cards and clay sculptures. Handmade items bring me so much joy because they are one of a kind and made with authenticity. Volunteering for True NOSH is a pleasure, because seeing all the creativity and thought put into the recipes, label designs of food product is super exciting. I also have an interest in learning more about the chemical properties of different foods and how each ingredient contributes to the final product.
VANESSA YEUNG - PRODUCT RETAIL & FARMERS MARKETS COORDINATOR
Vanessa is a Dietetics student at the University of British Columbia. She is the face at our markets and trade shows and loves telling you about our products. Stop by one of our farmers markets or craft fairs and say hi to her while sampling our delectable sauces and beverages.
EV WONG - WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA & ADMINISTRATION
Evelyn is a storyteller, editor, and fiction writer all wrapped up in a person who also loves to bake. She freelances as a copywriter and copy editor, and works on passion projects that help women step into their power. Her Youtube channel is: Storytelling with Ev, which takes messages from books and shows people how to apply them to their own lives.
Our Dietitian Assistants are university students passionate about nutrition and dedicate at least four hours each week to True NOSH activities such as cooking classes, nutrition calculations, recipe testing, external communication, and product development. This six-month experience allows students to explore their field of interest while supporting company initiatives.
These volunteers are avid photographers, forward thinkers and enjoy researching the latest food & nutrition news. Check out the blog on the site :)