Kortekaas, a wellness devotee, with a degree in globalization studies, is the brains behind Rebel Remedy’s colorful juices and elixirs. Her studies focused on food security, development, and international politics— which imbued her with concern for the global food economy. When we bite into a pepper, we seldom think about where our food is coming from and how it makes its way to us.
Patterson, the culinary savant behind the shop’s cuisine, accredits her cooking skills to self-teaching and techniques gleaned from coworkers over the years. Having developed her culinary finesse working in several restaurants, both in London and Toronto— Patterson, like many of us, found herself tired of chasing other people’s dreams, which prompted her to open a business of her own.