About Dana Shortt
Dana Shortt, owner and founder of Dana Shortt Gourmet, received her formal culinary training at George Brown College. Along with her Culinary Management Diploma, she also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Food Administration from the University of Guelph.
Before starting her own business, Dana worked for several of Toronto’s top catering companies, including Catered Affare and Dish Cooking Studio. She has also taught and assisted cooking classes at venues in Toronto, including the Upstairs at Loblaws Cooking School, and Dish Cooking Studio.
In 2003, Dana was delighted to receive the Fairmont Hotel and Resorts Culinary Excellence Award, presented to her for outstanding achievement within the food industry. In 2006, Dana received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Dana was honoured to be awarded “Canada’s Mompreneur of the Year, Award of Excellence.”
Dana is a member of the K-W Chamber of Commerce, The Centre for Family Business, Mompreneurs, CFIB and Moms in Biz. Dana lives in Waterloo with her two children.