“The pandemic actually did me a bit of a favour. When I lost my business, I went ‘well, what am I going to do now?’ E-commerce was the only thing that made sense.”
Chef Tammy used Wix to build a website and after months of planning and research, opened Raven Rising in October 2020 as an online e-commerce shop. This time her business soared earning her a spot as one of five finalists for Canada Post’s “Tales of Triumph” contest and a spot as a semi-finalist in the Pow Wow Pitch.
A portion of Raven Rising’s proceeds are donated to various societies that support 60’s Scoop, MMIWg2s and Residential School organizations. This honours Tammy’s family members, friends and all those affected by a dark era in Canada’s history.
Upward and Onward
At the moment, Chef Tammy has a few part-time staff to help in the kitchen but hopes to hire someone full-time to keep up with business as it grows. She funds a scholarship at George Brown College for Indigenous students in baking and pastry arts and would love to hire an intern that could potentially become her right-hand person.