Dana Shortt Gourmet and Gifts is a boutique-style gourmet food store specializing in hand crafted prepared meals, an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar, gourmet gifts and baskets as well as quality chocolates from local suppliers (Rheo Thompson Candies from Stratford, Ontario and Reid Candy and Nut Shop from Cambridge, Ontario). Dana Shortt Gourmet and Gifts is committed to carrying exclusive items that customers cannot find anywhere else, and curating a unique customer experience with personalized service.
Dana Shortt is a mother of two and the owner of Dana Shortt Gourmet and Gifts in Waterloo. The shop is a boutique-style gourmet food store specializing in hand crafted prepared meals, an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar, gift baskets and quality chocolates from local suppliers. “I opened the store in 2004 because I wanted to create delicious and unique dishes for people to enjoy that they couldn’t get anywhere else, with everything made by hand, using great quality ingredients and featuring local flavours whenever possible. My goal in opening Dana Shortt Gourmet and Gifts was not to create another food and gift shop; it was to curate a unique customer experience”.
Dana 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.
Business Category:Food and Beverage