OUR STORY

WE STRIVE TO MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE BETTER...
BY HELPING TO MAKE BETTER FOOD.

Like many aspiring entrepreneurs, Jason, Ryan, and Josh all had dreams of launching a game changing business that would one day allow them to quit their day jobs and be their own bosses. Jason freelanced as a marketing consultant while Chefs Ryan and Josh have nearly 40 years of combined experience in the kitchen. All of them were hungry to do something different so naturally, they did what all aspiring entrepreneurs do…they became parents.

The idea for YVR Prep came shortly after Jason’s first business – a coworking space in Surrey – was opened when his “work-from-home-with-screaming-kids” routine was taking a serious toll on his sanity. Within a few short months, demand for his shared office space grew to attract entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes. And then it dawned on Jason to consider creating a similar work environment for food businesses. Meanwhile, Ryan and Josh were developing plans for a food venture which would ultimately require said commissary — and the rest…as they say, is history.

MISSION
To be an empowering community partner for aspiring food entrepreneurs, providing them with the necessary resources needed to build and sustain successful food businesses which not only benefit the local food system, but local economies as a whole.
VALUES
We believe that a vital component to a strong regional food system is leveling the playing field to allow food producers of all sizes access to create goods affordably and efficiently. YVR PREP envisions being the preeminent commissary that raises the bar on how quality food is crafted and distributed in Metro Vancouver.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
YVR Prep is committed to establishing key partnerships with organizations with a vested interest in strengthening our local food ecosystem. Whether it's providing access to seasonal ingredients or offering workshops on the latest slow food trends, YVR Prep is the hub for fostering collaborative opportunities with our members. Contact us if you wish to join the conversation.

OUR MEMBERS

These guys are truly changing the cooking game.

 

Member Benefits

Our one-of-a-kind commissary + food hub features:
FLEXIBLE MEMBERSHIP
Packages to fit all budgets
ONLINE PORTAL
Easy membership management
QUALITY EQUIPMENT
Commercial equipment, storage, refrigeration
GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE
Peace of mind for small food entrepreneurs
CO-OP FOOD PURCHASING
Buy together as a group and save
NETWORKING
Connect with others to improve our food system
EDUCATION
Learning opportunities to grow your business
CENTRAL LOCATION
Easy access from Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley

YVR PREP TEAM