Vanillablossom™ Flavors, Inc. is a family affair.
Formally becoming Vanillablossom Flavors in 2002, the company continues to fulfill the needs of both local and national food companies. Vanillablossom products are carried by retail stores and food service distributors across Canada.
Originally from the Netherlands, Sander moved to beautiful Victoria and joined the Vanillablossom Flavors team. Sander is Food Handler and HACCP certified, and is general manager. He occasionally tries to teach his coworkers phrases in Dutch. Sander is passionate about gardening, growing his own food, and ensuring that others have the opportunity to do the same. To that end, Sander is the president of the Central Saanich Community Gardens Society. When he isn’t in either the Vanillablossom shop or his vegetable patch, Sander keeps up with European football and propagates succulents from cuttings.
A Saanich native, Tristan has lived and worked in Greater Victoria his whole life. He is Food Handler and HACCP certified, and is the primary person responsible for filling every container of vanilla extract and paste that leaves the shop. He is also Vanillablossom Flavors’ Sanitation Officer, and does most of the work that makes the shop a food (and human)-safe workspace. Tristan often controls the music on the shop floor, and usually raps along with his favourites. In his spare time, Tristan enjoys watching documentaries, especially those about outer space, and spending time with his family.
Dave is owner of Vanillablossom Flavors and our one and only Vanilla Filla.