Born in Japan, raised in Canada. Mayumi has truly embraced the best of both worlds. Her curiosity for flavors, experimenting with food, diet and fitness had amplified since childhood. She has experience in martial arts, entrepreneurship, sports, food/culinary, baking, teaching, hospitality, tourism, marketing, being a mother to two pretty wicked children and a wife to an ever supportive husband.
Mayumi went through a trying time over a decade ago after she gave birth to her second child. Her health had deteriorated with major thyroid, physical problems. Shortly after, she lost her father to Alzheimer’s disease. Mayumi’s relentless focus on personal growth and wellness started here. She recognized that what she feeds herself and her family is one of very few things she can control in her life.
Living a plant based lifestyle changed Mayumi’s life. She saw improvement in health, strength, and mental clarity. During this transformative time, Mayumi, being a die hard foodie, recognized the need for more diverse choices in the plant based meal choices.
@workshopvegcafe was born in 2016. She fell in love with watching customers devour delicious meals at the cafe/restaurant. When the business took a turn during the pandemic she wanted to share the team’s aspiration to keep creating and expand the reach of conveniently packaged, quality plant based meals. @plantbasedworkshop emerged. Furthermore, Mayumi is obsessed with creating new flavors, and innovating new products.
Mayumi’s mantra to living her best life is choosing her pain, celebrating all her mistakes and successes, willingness to learn, practicing conscious control, and being exceedingly grateful for everything life has to offer.