“I truly have not worked for a company that is so generous and that genuinely appreciates their employees as much as NatureFresh Farms does.”
Lorna C. grew up in the Wheatley, ON area and was raised on a cash crop farm. She always wanted to be a paramedic, but when Lorna had her daughter at 19, she decided to focus on raising her and making an income to support her. She got a job at a local restaurant, and that’s how Lorna found her passion in the food industry –which she has been a part of for the past 25 years!
Throughout her career in the food industry, Lorna has held many different roles and learned a lot, especially in management positions: “I’ve done everything from working in local coffee shops to managing restaurants to bartending and serving – and everything in-between. Restaurant management takes you into the cooking side of things even more than you’d think – you need to be able to jump in and help when the kitchen gets busy.”
Working in the NatureFresh Farms kitchen has been a completely different type of job for Lorna – what she considers the ideal kitchen gig: “This company has amazed me. Typically, in a company this size, people aren’t always noticed if they’re newer, but here, everyone is welcoming and friendly. I also love being able to get involved with things outside the realm of my day-to-day job to help the company succeed.”
Lorna is an incredibly hard worker – when she isn’t in our kitchen, she is always keeping herself busy with other part-time jobs, spending time with her kids, and camping with her husband and dogs!
Alongside our small but mighty kitchen staff, Lorna is responsible for collecting data on Monday mornings to prepare for the week ahead – she creates food labels, gets staff lunch orders organized, and helps ensure the billing is properly handled. Lorna also helps with meal planning, preparing ingredients, and cooking meals! Lorna is one of our #GrowToPeople.