Driven by our passion for food, our story started in a kitchen. To be exact, a kitchen inside BCIT’s Food Technology lab. During our final semester, we joined a product development competition organized by Pulse Canada called Mission Impulseible and created a chickpea-lentil tempeh nugget that we named “Tempea”. We had the privilege of winning the regional competition, after which we took our product to compete in the nationals. With the great feedback we received from industry professionals and our mentors, we decided to make our fictional company a reality. ⠀
Although we’re not from a long line of tempeh makers, we are here today because we want people to have access to good food – food that doesn’t lack flavour or nutrition, food that supports the local community, and food that has a minimal impact on the environment. We thought it was too good to be true, but the answer was right before us. We want to encourage everyone to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle by giving you a healthy alternative to meat, or to diversify your current plant-based diet.