This Charming Mandi Consulting services brings the most important thing to the table when advising others- over a decade of real life experience here in the Ottawa food industry. TCM has written business plans and coached over the past year for businesses as diverse as a government daycare centre to an exciting downtown restaurant.
Services as diverse as coaching and strategy for businesses old and new, workshops and lectures, we have something for everyone in the small business community.
Amanda Lunan is an Ottawa-based award winning entrepreneur and coach/ consultant of her own firm This Charming Mandi. She founded Eastern Ontario's very first vegan bakery, Auntie Loo's Treats in 2003 and changed the landscape and perceptions of vegan pastry in Ottawa. At her peak she wholesaled to grocery giants Farmboy and Aramark, and dominated the local wedding cake industry.
After a few difficult years and ignoring the warning signs of her slowly struggling business, she neglected her self care and lost it all. She is determined to ensure no other entrepreneurs have to suffer alone. She has been featured on the likes of the Food Network, Donut Showdown, CTV, Yahoo News, and Ontario Culinary Guide to name a few. She currently resides in downtown Ottawa with her partner of 16 years, photojournalist Chris Wattie and her two elderly rescue cats Dorian and Henry.