Birthplace: St. John’s
Company: Full-service restaurant and catering business
This holiday season, let’s make sure everyone in our community gets to experience the sense of joy and optimism associated with this special time of year. When we think ‘support
Yves Tremblay and Sylvie Villeneuve have an extensive history of philanthropy and community involvement in Ottawa. It’s clear that being generous and making an impact have long been important to
Education: Culinary Arts, College of the North Atlantic
Charitable involvement: CHEO
Biggest biz achievement: Growing OCCO Kitchen from a small takeout with two employees to a multi-location full-service restaurant and catering facility with more than 70 employees within two years.
Biggest biz obstacle: Staffing in suburbia.
Biggest lesson learned: Personal ROI: the more effort, time and focus you put into a task, the greater the return.
First job: Line cook
What’s left to do: Do my part in promoting and supporting the local economy and real non-processed foods through business ventures.
Favourite pastime: Playing guitar
Favourite song: I’m Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys
Favourite pro sports team: Ottawa Senators
Favourite local summer event: Canada Day
Preferred social media platform: Facebook