About Us

DSC_3787Founded in 2012, I Crave Natural Foods is a dedicated gluten and peanut free manufacturing facility.  I Crave Natural Foods produces fresh baked goods as well as shelf stable products. I Crave products are produced and distributed locally in the Ottawa area under the I Crave banner. In addition, I Crave manufactures/co-packs for other companies such as Enerjive Inc. and Live the Smart Way, with some national distribution.

I Crave is one of only a few dedicated gluten-free bakeries in Ontario and is also peanut-free, certified Kosher, and is non-GMO. With the recent construction of a new, larger bakery, I Crave expects to increase productivity of their own line as well as their co-packed products. This will enable them to explore the possibility of exporting internationally, specifically into the United States. Other opportunities are being evaluated with food importers as far as the United Arab Emirates and Japan.

Since inception, the sales growth has been steady and with the new facility the increase in productivity and contract manufacturing will ensure that growth is constant. Last year, I Crave acquired and implemented a traceability system which is a cornerstone to achieving consistent, high quality production under the most stringent standards and also key to accessing new markets.

Rick Payant - President
Chris Payant - General Manager
Anna Parson - Bakery Manager

3-logosI Crave Natural Foods is a dedicated gluten-free and peanut free facility. I Crave also has the recognition and distinction of being certified Kosher and is proud to use all non-GMO ingredients. 

BakerWomanWithLoavesWe offer remarkable opportunities for individuals who are eager to work in an energetic and enthusiastic environment. Our successful family business strives to provide a team culture. We also offer a competitive salary, a central location accessible by public transit, and opportunities for growth within our organization.

Currently we have production line positions for Bakers and Packagers available.

If you are interested in joining our team at I Crave Natural Foods please submit a resume to chris@icravenaturalfoods.ca.