The little tofu company that grewThe new owner of Acadiana Soy is food industry veteran Amine Azzi.
Amine has worked in the culinary industry for over a decade, and when he heard about the opportunity to take over the Nova Scotia-based tofu company, he immediately jumped on board. During the year of 2019 Amine spent some time learning to make tofu with the previous owners, George and Anna, and set up a new production facility in Herring Cove. The new facility is designed to meet today's rigorous food safety standards yet the process in place follows the ancestral principles of the tofu craft.
The rest is tofu history!
Acadiana Soy – the early daysAcadiana Soy started in 1994 as a small family business run by Anna Anderson and her husband George Pickford. They produced the tofu in small quantities in a building on their farm in Grand Pre, in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Over the years, their fresh hand-crafted tofu earned a reputation for its high quality and great flavour.
Using a traditional production process and only the best ingredients, including certified organic soybeans, Acadiana’s tofu became a farmers’ market favourite and the choice of many of Nova Scotia’s top food retailers and restaurants. The company is the only producer of fresh tofu in Atlantic Canada.