Over the past year, B.C. businesses - including the food and beverage industry - have been hit hard by Covid-19. In response to the pandemic, BCFB industry partners, and IT solution company, DTEC, created a nourishment campaign, an initiative created to give back to the community. As a part of this campaign, DTEC has kindly gifted 12 BC Food & Beverage, 1-year memberships, to new emerging BC food and beverage companies. From a vegan Korean kimchi company, gluten-free flour blend company, to a meal prep company – 12 BC food businesses were gifted a BCFB membership. We would like to sincerely thank DTEC for the ginormous generosity and we hope this sets an example to others to give back when possible!
One of the 12 companies to be gifted a BCFB member was El Faro Fusion, a gluten-free restaurant on Pender Island. They offer made-from-scratch dishes including tacos, fish n’ chips, nachos, desserts, salads, buddha bowls and their own tortilla chips. In the spring of 2019, El Faro formulated their very own gluten-free flour, but this project got put on the back burner. When Covid-19 hit, they couldn’t find a gluten-free flour that met their expectations when creating their favourite baked goods. After that, they pulled out their flour formula and made their now-signature scones. They turned out incredible. After sharing with their valued customers and friends for feedback, they decide to sell their gluten-free flour.
In 5 years, El Faro hopes their gluten-free flour is thriving, and they can bring more awareness to their restaurant through their flour sales. They have also wanted to give back whenever possible, this year they started a fresh produce box program. Through this initiative, they have been able to give boxes away to families in need. They are looking forward to being a part of the BCFB community to make connections with and help other people get to know them, beyond their little island.
To learn more about El Faro visit www.elfarofusion.com – oh, and try not to drool on your keyboard after you see their menu…