George Brown College
Culinary Management Program, 1994; Italian Culinary Program, 1995
Vice-President, Product Development and Innovation, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Kathlyne Ross jokes that she gets paid to eat and travel, but the Loblaw vice-president takes her role as taste trendsetter seriously, travelling internationally in search of new flavours and cuisines. Responsible for strategic direction and vision for Loblaw’s President’s Choice and other private-label brands, Ross oversees a team of 35 and 9,000 products. Named one of 25 Women Changing the Way We Eat Now by Chatelaine and a Canadian Grocer Star Woman, she is a cheese expert and member of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. Before joining Loblaw in 2001, Ross worked as a chef in Australia and Ontario.