This month’s Women in Airdrie Killin’ It spotlight is on Carine Bariteau, owner of The Petite Gourmande YYC.
Don’t be fooled by the name — this company is based in Airdrie, and to be honest, she has been nothing short of a lifesaver for our families this year. Carine’s company creates absolutely delicious meals and delivers straight to your home. No assembly required; just warm it up… or in the case of the amazing salads, just start chowing down!
Our families (Natalie Berthiaume Group), has been able to consistently eat healthy meals this year because of her. Many of our clients have also benefitted from her homecooked meals on those first few days in their new homes when they’re still unpacking.
Carine’s business started as a hobby, when she began creating chocolate Easter baskets. However, it didn’t take long for her to see that there was a strong desire in the community for quality, handcrafted meals that were fresh and ready to eat. This was the perfect opportunity for something that was much more than a hobby. Carine has always loved to cook and was furthering her passion by taking courses and learning more. Taking the advice of Wayne Gretzky, she took the plunge and started her own business.
We asked her if she has any advice for anyone who is considering starting a business of their own. This is what she said:
“If you’re truly passionate about something and have an idea, just go for it. Doing what you love and realizing a dream makes going to work fun and satisfying.”
Pairing her love of quality, natural foods with a passion for cooking led Carine down a path that we are sooooo grateful for!
If you’re looking for an amazing option for healthy, family-friendly meals, you need to get in touch with her ASAP! It’s a game-changer.
Her two favorites Airdrie businesses are:
- Jam’s Airdrie because Brad, the owner, is one of the most genuine people she’s ever met.
- Pauls Pizza Airdrie because she’s a sucker for their Donaire pizza… but only on the days she doesn’t feel like cooking. ????
Thank you, Carine, for allowing us to feature you this month. Keep on killin’ it!