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our story


Keeping a legacy alive while honouring our own talents, are the secret ingredients to our success story


In 1995 Jimmy, a master chef in Vancouver steakhouses, saw a food service niche and launched his own seasoning with no MSG added.  When he passed away his nieces, who were food industry veterans, bought the business. During the pandemic they created a retail division and haven’t looked back.

Grandpa J’s is a Vancouver based seasoning manufacturer that specializes in bulk food service seasonings sold across Canada. To save their business during the pandemic, they pivoted and created a retail division which launched in 2021 and has been growing daily with fun social media and immense publicity.  


They continue the legacy of their great uncle Jim and honour their own business experience garnered from their family-owned restaurant - Romana Pizza & Steak House – a North Burnaby staple which was in their family for 41 years.

One thing is certain, the food business is in their blood and the pandemic was their silver lining.

our history

March 1995

June 1995

January 2016

March 2020

June 2020

August 2020

September 2020

June 2021

August 2021

September 2022

August 2022

November 2022

March 2023

April 2023

Late Spring 2023

Grandpa J’s is Incorporated by Founder Master Chef Jimmy Voulides, Vancouver

Grandpa J’s Listed by Neptune Foods *Now GFS Canada, Listed by Saputo and Goritsas Brothers

Manufacturing moved to a co-packer facility

Grandpa J's is in 8 retail locations with its one product

75% sales lost due to the pandemic

Grandpa J's in 20 retail locations

AHA Moment for Greko Lemon

Release of Greko Lemon & Vancity Grind with no distributor

90 Retail locations secured

Greko Lemon nominated as a top 10 finalist for Product of the Year Finalist by BC Food & Beverage

Ryan Reynolds shares to his Instagram story our Vanicty Grind shaker with "If this wasn't so good, I'd be upset about the name."

Featured in BC Food & Beverages' Cultivate Magazine

Featured as Female Entrepeneurs by The Georgia Main Group

Featured business story in Boulevard Magazine

Late spring release of new shakers


  • Alberta here we come

  • BIG Boxes on the East Coast

  • 10,000 Followers on Instagram

  • Consumer Trade Show

  • Dragons Den Application

our products

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