OUR TEAM

Fit Food Fam

Meet the people behind the scenes. These food-enthusiasts are committed
to making our meals taste amazing and our operations run smoothly.

Jason Owner/Founder
Jason Zaran
Founder

Favourite Fit Kitchen Item?
Chimichurri Beef. Our house-made chimichurri sauce makes it SO good.

When we can travel again, where to?
Somewhere on a beach; Caribbean or Hawaii.

Family, friends, food, and fitness (not always in that order) have been cornerstones of my life as far back as I can remember. A Business graduate from SAIT Polytechnic, I got right into the consumer packaged goods industry in the 1980s and built a career over the next 20 plus years.

A long burning desire to try my hand at entrepreneurship led me to leave the corporate life and embark on starting my own business. The Main Dish pioneered Calgary’s scene for healthy convenient eating and grew over 10 years to encompass six unique concepts/ locations and lead us to open our awesome Fit Kitchen business in 2015.

I am currently Chair of the Calgary Multisport Fieldhouse Society, which is the lead advocacy group working with local officials to get a Multisport Fieldhouse built in Calgary. In addition, I am a Committee member at Sport Calgary.

My wife, Pam, and I have two children, Faith and Quinn. I am a big believer in working out and staying competitive, so I am always doing something to challenge myself physically. Other passions include personal development through reading and exploring other new experiences that push me outside of my comfort zone.

Chef Anil Executive Chef
Chef Anil
Executive Chef

Favourite Fit Kitchen Item?
I really like our new Caribbean Coconut Prawns and the Jumpin’ Jambalaya that we partnered with Spolumbo’s on.

When we can travel again, where to?
I actually would like to travel more around Canada. I have been to a lot of countries but have not explored Canada as much as I would like.

Random Fact About You:
I have cooked in over 40 countries in water, air, and land! Cruises, Flights, and of course here on the ground! As well as all different cuisines and styles from pub fare to fine dining.

Chef Kymrie Sous Chef
Chef Kymrie
Sous Chef

Favourite Fit Kitchen Item?
Fired Up Tandoori Chicken; great flavours and a good energy boost.

When we can travel again, where to?
Philippines to visit family.

Random Fact About You:
I regularly participate in different marathons.

Pam Operations and Finance
Pam
Operations and Finance

Favourite Fit Kitchen Item?
I’d have to say one of my favorite meals would be the Tasty Thai Beef. It has so much great flavor with our house-made Thai Peanut Sauce; with a good amount of veggies and tender slices of beef, it’s a very yummy, satisfying meal.

When we can travel again, where to?
Italy, because I love Italian food, warm weather, and good wine, I can’t wait to travel the countryside and visit all the little cities and experience the food, wine, beaches, and culture there. What more could you want?

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
I do love my breakfasts, so this gives me a chance to give a shout out to my next favorite meal which is the Ain’t No Yolk. It has surprisingly great flavor given it’s made with egg whites; the freshness from the tomatoes and spinach mixed with the omelette that has the creamy melted cheese in the middle and the extra bit of lean protein from the chicken apple sausage gives it so much taste while still being a lean choice.

I have over 15 years of experience in the food industry, working in finance, administration, and operations. I truly have a passion for great tasting, healthy food and know the importance of your overall wellness is largely dependent on what you put into your body.

Carissa Sales & Marketing Manager
Carissa
Sales & Marketing Manager

Favourite Fit Kitchen Item?
I love spice so the Fired Up Tandoori Chicken is usually my go to. The Turkish Bowl is also a fave because it is packed with so much good stuff.

When we can travel again, where to?
Japan, I have been twice and still have so much to see/do. I also love visiting Las Vegas and Mexico.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Dinner! Preferably on vacation somewhere.

I am a SAIT Marketing grad and have been a member of the Fit Kitchen team since it was just an idea. I love travelling with my friends and trying new things... especially food! I’m also the person behind Fit Kitchen’s social media!

Michelle Client Care
Michelle
Client Care

Favourite Fit Kitchen Item?
Be Fit n Rice OR the Cape Cod.

When we can travel again, where to?
The East coast. Beaches, hospitality, salt, sun and sand, and of course, food and music... is there anywhere else?

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Dinner with friends and family on the waterfront.

I have an extensive background and years of experience working with medium to large companies as a business analyst/project coordinator. Healthy food and an active fit life have always played a huge role in shaping the person I am today.

I can usually be found teaching yoga, spin class or sweating it out by myself, sitting in a cold rink cheering my girls in ringette, biting my lip from the rugby sidelines, listening to hours of bagpipes during highland dance competitions, or enjoying good times with friends and family.

Tori Fulfillment Specialist
Tori
Fulfillment Specialist

Favourite Fit Kitchen Item?
I could tear through an Ain't No Yolk in 30 seconds flat, no questions asked. So good. Or the Jambalaya!!

When we can travel again, where to?
Probably Cancun to soak up some sun and make up for all the time I've spent avoiding it along with the world from inside my bedroom... OR Europe when all the hostels are open again so I can finally be around and meet new people while seeing some cool things!

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Breakfast all day every day; breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. EGGS, EGGS, EGGS.

I moved from Toronto to Calgary a couple of years ago and can honestly say that the staff at Fit Kitchen are probably the coolest people I've met within my career. The food here would be stellar even if I didn't work with them.

Other than that, I edit a podcast called Unscripted with Akeem Haynes and I'm really just into having a good time with my friends, whatever that may be...

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