Susan Mendelson

Founder and president
The Lazy Gourmet

Susan Mendelson started out selling her Nanaimo bars for $0.50 in the lobby of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in 1979, only to be recognized by the New York Times for that dessert in 2019. Mendelson has spent 43 years in business and has 10 cookbooks to her name.

NON-PROFIT CAUSE: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. The power of mentorship is transformative.
FAVOURITE QUOTE: A bargain is not a bargain unless you need it.
FAVOURITE MEAL: Gnudi with brown butter sauce, crispy sage and crushed hazelnuts.
BIGGEST LESSON: Learning to trust my intuition.