Business Name: Gourmet Inspirations Website: gourmetinspirations.ca Established:
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
We’re in the business of creating extra-fine finishing sauces and rubs. We believe every good culinary experience requires that finishing touch and an effortless element of surprise. Get creative. Get fancy. Make every meal sophisticated and complete. With a little help from us. All Made in small batches in Warren, MB.
With the local maker community continuing to grow, what makes you stand out from the rest?
Because of our story – Peter’s culinary roots found their grounding on his family farm in southern Manitoba where days were spent immersed in the garden, handling fresh, hearty ingredients, and naturally in the kitchen cooking for family and friends. Each sauce has been carefully tested and crafted by Peter Fehr using wholesome Canadian ingredients – always local where possible – and free of preservatives.
What made you realize that you had a product that could be shared with others?
I was working as the Chef at a 5-star fly-in fishing resort in Northern, Manitoba where a guest from Texas loved a creamy peppercorn whisky steak sauce I made. She told me I need to put that in a bottle and sell it!
What has been your biggest success as a maker? Biggest struggle you’ve overcome?
We were featured at a luxury gifting suite at the Academy Awards in 2017 and also named one of the Top 10 new food companies in Canada in 2018.
Struggles include building awareness and trust in the brand.
Any advice that you would tell someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Don’t let anyone else tell you how to run your business. For sure take advice, but sift through it and only use what makes sense for you!
Please share any upcoming events (physical events, virtual sales, etc.) that you think Winnipeggers would be interested in!
lovelocalmb.com has an amazing all Manitoba-made gourmet gift shop at St. Vital Centre with over 200 products…including ours!