I can help
Hi I'm Stephanie Markakis-Plouffe I am a Certified Business Coach for the Food Industry. I have been an entrepreneur for over 15 years and I have worked in the food industry for over 20 years now. My passion for food and to help entrepreneurs see their dreams come to life is extremely rewarding. I currently own a bakery called Treats Baked by Stephanie. I have successfully sold my products in 16 Save-on-Foods across Alberta, in cafes and in different Farmer's Markets across the Edmonton region.
If you have ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant or bakery. Want to sell your products at Farmer's Markets, on a Food Truck, online or at the store level. Have you been in business for a while and need help? I have a coaching program for start ups, and seasoned owners. No matter what stage you are in, I can coach you through it.
Stephanie has helped me and guided me on the process to get to my goal in opening a restaurant. Her experiences have made it much easier for someone who doesn’t know where to begin with starting up a restaurant or bakery. If she doesn’t know or can’t answer it, you know she will go out of her way to find someone that can. Stephanie's personality, drive to make your dream become reality and have it succeed. Gives you more drive to push on through when it feels hard. Also she talks and teaches you about self care being a business owner, which I think is one of the best things I have learned.
Clark Hardy, Founder, Trinity Youth Project
When we started our baking social enterprise, we had little experience in the culinary world, let alone trying to operate a food business. We were grateful to have Stephanie provide mentorship and guidance in starting and operating a baking business. She adapted her approach based on our unique circumstances, sharing her years of experience in the food industry. She was hands-on, personable, and willing to help us in anyway she could. Since our sessions ended, she has continued to offer support as we have needed. Thanks, Stephanie!
Valerie - Sweet Pea Pies
When I first met Stephanie, with her ability to listen well, insight and intuitive personality she could see that I was ‘stuck.’ My brain was on a revolving carrousel of negative thoughts and emotions from past experiences that I couldn’t seem to shake. With practical tools for my ‘homework’ and relevant ideas, Stephanie was able to help me see my circumstances in a new light. I was able to view my past experiences with a positive perspective that could only benefit me going forward into the next chapter of my life. I highly recommend anyone to reach out to Stephanie for life coaching. She is personable, down-to-earth, always encouraging and patient. I believe she works at a standard of excellence which absolutely has made an impactful change in my life. Even tho I am her client (who received a very affordable service) I now consider her as a friend also
Judi - Loaf Me
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Stephanie has been an invaluable asset for me and my company. Being a newer business owner I was in need of guidance in many facets of my business, specifically the baking business. Stephanie broke down my many steps into manageable tasks to ensure I was learning and understanding throughout the coaching sessions. She helped me with my budgeting/costing (I was in desperate need!), time management, vision and goals for my business, and a host a more critical areas, too many to list. I highly recommend Stephanie and her company as a strong support for not only your company but personally. Thank you Stephanie for helping me focus on the continued growth of my company and setting me up for success.