Our Founders + Values

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Andrea C Wasko - President

Andrea was born in Sharon, PA.  She is best described as having “Midwestern manners and California drive”.  She grew up cooking in the kitchen with her Mother, Georgianna.


Andrea has over 30 years of leadership, consulting and innovation experience and has held executive positions in Business Development, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Manufacturing and Sales for a variety of companies including Eli Lilly and Guidant (Boston Scientific and Abbott Labs).  Working in the medical field, Andrea saw that many diseases could be prevented if people ate better and exercised. She enjoys developing healthy foods that people will enjoy. 


She received her MBA from Golden Gate University and her BS degree from Youngstown State University.  Woman of the Year was awarded to Andrea for her generous contributions to the success of over 100 for-profits and non-profits. This award was recognized by the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, National Association of Commissions for Women, California Legislature Assembly and United States Congress.  

Meaghan was born in Hong Kong and spent many years in New Product Development with companies includi

Meaghan Gilbert - Vice President

Meaghan was born in Hong Kong and spent many years in New Product Development with companies including Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and several others.  At Apple, she worked with Steve Jobs and was one of the original 100 Macintosh team members.  

Meaghan has over 30 years of strong leadership and innovation experience.  Her greatest strengths are in the areas of New Product Development, Program Management, Business Development, Manufacturing, Finance and Engineering.

  

As a former competitive swimmer, she is interested in healthy foods, has always enjoyed pickles. She was excited about the Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packets so that she could make her own Safe, Quick, Simple + Natural pickles!  

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Our Values

Company Info

100% WOMEN-OWNED corporation


HEALTHY FUNDRAISING OPTION for schools + nonprofits - Contact Us


We GIVE BACK + donate portion of sales to nonprofits


We PROVIDE JOBS for adults with disabilities

About Connoisseur Creations

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Who We Are

Connoisseur Creations, Inc., is a 100% women-owned corporation.  Meaghan and Andrea learned everything about the food industry through the school of hard knocks.  They completed all aspects including R&D, Product Development, Product Safety Testing, Packaging Design, Component Procurement, Manufacturing, Intellectual Property, Marketing, Advertising, Incorporation and Sales.  


In the late 1990s, after introducing several of their own products, Connoisseur Creations, Inc. added International Brokerage and Development Divisions that successfully pioneered over 1000 products from 20 different countries into national and regional distribution. They initiated Private Label programs for retailers as well as developed and procured new products in order to meet customers’ needs.  Their firms offered Gourmet, Ethnic, Natural, Vegan, Kosher, Organic, Allergy-Free, Dietetic and Conventional food and non-food products to national retailers.  They developed and managed a national sales staff of over 50 companies. 


Today, they not only market their own products, but also pass along their knowledge as Consultants to assist food and non-food companies with all facets of Product, Service and Business Development.  Given the breadth and depth of their team’s experience, they are the silent collaborators behind several successful national and international companies.  They thrive on developing creative food and non-food products.  Solving problems or making life easier and more enjoyable for others is very rewarding for them.  At any time, they have 5-10 innovative market-ready products that are available for private label launch or to be licensed by another company.  Contact them for more information. 


Connoisseur Creations, Inc. believes in GIVING BACK.  Nonprofits and schools can now use their Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packets as a healthy FUNDRAISING TOOL.  In addition, your purchase on our website supports the important work of nonprofits.  They are also proud to have their products assembled by adults with disabilities.  Your purchase of their products provides jobs for disabled AND funds needed for nonprofits.  Contact them for more information about fundraising or submitting your nonprofit for consideration.


Their approach to business includes creative ways to collaborate. Contact them for more information about collaborating.


Company Information

100% WOMEN-OWNED corporation


HEALTHY FUNDRAISING OPTION for schools + nonprofits - Contact Us


We GIVE BACK + donate portion of sales to nonprofits


We PROVIDE JOBS for adults with disabilities