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Nadine Spencer

Nadine Ann Marie Spencer
Born (1967-12-17)December 17, 1967
Kingston, Jamaica
Residence Toronto, Canada
Education York University, Toronto
Children Two daughters
Website
www.nadinespencer.com

Nadine Ann Marie Spencer (born December 17, 1967, Kingston, Jamaica) is the founder and CEO of Nadine Spencer Company (NSCO), a group of gourmet food companies specializing in product procurement, brand management, consulting and distribution to retailers in the food industry. Their offices are located in Toronto and New York.

Early life

Nadine Spencer was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada.[1]

Career

Nadine Spencer is founder and CEO of the Nadine Spencer Company, which consist of a group of gourmet food companies, OhMyGourmet, Q Gourmet Inc., and Nadine Spencer Food Media.[2] She personally manages product procurement combining her experience as a specialist of premium brands with her culinary skills. Nadine is a 15 year veteran of luxury and premium brand management and has a reputation for spotting trends early. She is a recognized authority on global gourmet food trends and is consults for specialty stores, large grocery chains and chefs. Prior to forming NSCO (Nadine Spencer Company), Nadine was Purchasing Manager for a leading specialty food distributor in Canada responsible for such brands as Fiji Water, Pepsi, Tropicana, and Cascade.[3]

Nadine Spencer has merchandising expertise with leading premium brands including marketing initiatives with the Toronto International Film Festival, P Diddy, Mercedes Benz and Fiji Water. Nadine's name is listed in the list of Successful Black Women Entrepreneurs & Executives, along with Oprah Winfrey, Michele J. Hooper and Michelle Gadsden-Williams.[4]

Through Nadine Spencer Company, she supports initiatives that encourages female entrepreneurs, which exponentially accelerate the number, scale, and positive impact of women entrepreneurs around the world, particularly in developing countries. Each product in these initiatives helps to move women from poverty to prosperity, creating economic freedom for them and their families.

Nadine is a featured speaker of industry topics. She frequently speaks at regional, national and international events focused on: entrepreneurship, diversity, sales and marketing and sustainability.

Charity and Media Work

Nadine Spencer publishes articles on food trends and restaurant reviews.[5][6] She has been featured in The New York Times, Women's Post, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, and other trade journals, as well as TV appearances which include Breakfast Television, City-Line, and PBS’s Find!.[7]

Nadine actively participates as a volunteer and leader in a number of industry and community organizations including; various food associations, Junior League of Toronto,[8] the YWCA literacy program, the Scarborough Women's Centre,[2] Flow - Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs.[9] Within NSCO she has pioneered Leadership, Education, Advancement, and Nutrition (LEAN) in her company’s mission to support women in these areas.

Spencer has won numerous awards for her achievements, including Dale Carnegie Highest Achievement Award for Public Speaking, The UN Volunteer Award, Junior League of Toronto Star award (twice).

References

  1. ^ "Nadine Spencer: The fine woman behind Finer Foods Ltd.". Women's Post. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Nadine Spencer". BlackEntrepreneurProfile.com. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The GREAT CATCH Chef Competition". Nova Scotia Seafood Festival. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Successful Black Women Entrepreneurs & Executives". BlackEntrepreneurProfile.com. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chakra: New Indian restaurant with traditional flavours". Women's Post. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ Man-ya-ta': Swahili for meeting place"'". Women's Post. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Nadine A. Spencer". Women's Post. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Nadine Spencer".  
  9. ^ "Flow - Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs". Retrieved April 5, 2010. 

External links

  • Official website
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