Owned and operated by Joni Lien
Why Joni Started SupperWorks
I really, really, really love good food, and some of the happiest times in my life have been spent around the dinner table with family and friends. As a kid, I loved poring over cookbooks and making special dinners, and I remember sometimes rushing home after school to try out a new recipe. But somehow, along the way, the pressures of daily life took away my joy of cooking. More often than not, my husband and I relied on the drive-thru and restaurants. When I thought about the family meals I’d enjoyed as a child and the time and love my grandma or my parents put into those meals. I knew I couldn’t justify those food choices any more – poor nutrition, high expense, general lifestyle – I wanted to do better for my family.
It all changed with a short article in Oprah Magazine, which mentioned “meal assembly businesses” as a way to save money over eating out at restaurants. Fast-forward 6 months. There were no meal assembly businesses in Canada, and the major US company wasn’t interested in crossing the border. The idea of easy, nutritious, delicious pre-prepped meals resonated so strongly that after some market research, a trip to the bank, a complete career-change, and a lot of creative thinking, we created SupperWorks – 100% Canadian owned and operated – and I’ve never looked back.
Each SupperWorks location is a hub of the community. It’s a gathering place for people to make healthy meals, a party venue for everything from bridal showers to the Holiday party, a business resource for employee and customer appreciation events, and a fundraising venue for our customers’ favourite charities and organizations (schools, sports teams, etc.). We’re also out and about, making donations to many local charities and organizations, and volunteering at community events. The mission of SupperWorks is “to contribute to the well-being of the community by helping clients make healthy, wholesome food choices, while enjoying more time for family and friends.” These are the words we live and work by, every day.
Reviews from SupperWorks Oakville Customers
“We have been using Supper Works for approximately 5 years now and I can honestly say the meals are amazing. I am always impressed with how flavourful the meals are, Unfortunately, the specifics of the spices, marinades, etc are closely guarded secrets, believe me, I’ve tried, Jonie is not talking. My personal favourite is the Teriyaki Flat Iron Steaks. Keep up the good work Supper Works.” -A.
“I have been coming to SupperWorks every month since the summer of 2007! I absolutely love this place, it is an incredible lifesaver. It allows our family to eat a healthy, really yummy, variety of meals. We have never been bored. All the thinking, prepping, clean up is done for me. It only takes me an hour and a bit to prep a full month’s worth of dinners for the family! And the value is super! I don’t think I could shop myself for all of these ingredients for the same price, certainly not when you factor in the extra time involved when doing it all myself. I can’t recommend SupperWorks enough!” -D.G.
“With my busy schedule, it was difficult to prepare home-cooked meals. After I started using Supperworks, home-cooked meals are simple and delicious again. Most on the table in 15 to 30 minutes. Clean up is a breeze too. Thank you Supperworks! Your friendly staff, well-organized prep kitchen and delicious recipes make dinnertime a pleasure again.” -M.G.