Owner & Operator
The Food Genie
About the Food Genie
The Food Genie is a one of a kind company located in central Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. The Food Genie provides catering as well as meal prep. From corporate events, weddings and family dinners, the Food Genie has got you covered!
We are a company that believes in using top quality, local and seasonal ingredients. Our staff is knowledgeable, reliable, and professional.
Who is Lisa?
Chef/Owner Lisa Lipiec is passionate about providing healthy and delicious food for those who don’t always have the time to cook.
In 2008 Lisa attended the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, BC. Lisa’s continued quest for knowledge resulted in her challenging and completing her Red Seal Chef certification in 2015. Lisa’s passion for food has never stopped growing. It has taken her around the globe to experience new cuisines and flavours. From exploring street vendors in foreign countries, to fine dinning affairs, Lisa loves to eat! She has a knack for gardening, surfing and yoga.
At Food Genie we strive to make your next meal the best it can be!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Operations & Events
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
Lisa is always on time, very pleasant and the food is simply amazing! She uses her creative talent in preparing fresh, innovative Executive Board luncheons that have everyone raving. I am absolutely addicted to her salad dressing made with nutritional yeast “Magic in a bottle”. I would not hesitate to recommend The Food Genie for your next function.
Married Summer 2016
There really aren't enough words to tell how amazing Lisa was for my recent wedding. She was a delightful ray of sunshine and went above and beyond in almost every way possible! She worked with another caterer for our wedding as well and acted as a go between for us. Her staff was great and more importantly she was VERY well organized and her food was delicious! People like this help to make stressful and busy events way easier and more memorable! I am pretty sure every person at our wedding said something good about the food she provided! Bravo!
Working with Lisa and The Food Genie was an excellent experience. She was easy to work with, organized, and referred me to a great party rental company. And the food was delicious and plentiful. I would definitely work with her again.