Food Xcel

Have you ever thought of starting your own food business? 

Food Xcel has been developed to help aspiring food entrepreneurs move their idea forward through a combination of progressive workshops, networking opportunities with food agencies, industry experts, and entrepreneurs and a chance to compete for a $25,000 award from Innovation PEI's Ignition Fund. Our first Food Xcel Winner, Ryan Abdallah, was awarded for his Marouns  garlic paste which he has since launched in Sobeys across Atlantic Canada and other retail locations.

Food Xcel breaks down the process of developing a food product into smaller steps to help you make progress, test your assumptions, and build momentum.   We understand that every entrepreneur has different strengths so we have established a support team that can help you as you build your food business.

For more information contact Food Island Partnership at 902-367-4417

Funding Partners

Ignition funder


Food Cluster Partners

Canada's Smartest Kitchen
Start Up Zone