Paradise Island Foods was founded in 1978, by George Thomson, as a one man operation warehousing confectionery and sweets from a home-based business. Circumstances provided a new market opening, with a regional supply shortage of domestic cheese product. Instantly recognizing an opportunity, George launched Paradise Island Foods into the dairy market and established the foundation of what Paradise Island Foods is today.
The family run business has evolved into a 37,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing facility, operating a fleet of semi-trailers and developing a nationwide distribution network. Service to Retail and Commercial clientele has also grown to include: custom packaging and co-packaging solutions, custom manufactured products, hundreds of specialty cheeses, brand-name distributed products, dairy alternative products, and more.
Paradise Island Foods was also one of the first dairy facilities in BC to achieve HACCP recognition with CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency). In addition, numerous other food audits are done on the Paradise Island facility on an annual basis, consistently resulting in excellent quality scores. Paradise Island Foods are also an organic certified food facility.
2003 marked the company’s 25th anniversary and purchase of the company by George's two sons, Len and Kevin Thomson. This successful transition has allowed Len and Kevin to apply their years of experience in the food industry to continue Paradise Island’s winning traditions in their new roles.