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To access or use the various rooms in the OAFVC, please contact us by registering for the website and booking the required area through the...Read more

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To access or use the various rooms in the OAFVC, please contact us by registering for the website and booking the required area through the facility schedule.

Please note - in order to do your own processing you must have an up-to-date Food Safety - Food Handler Course certificate. Please present your certificate to the OAFVC before entering the processing area. Labour fees may apply for any processing done by OAFVC employees.

Business Services

  • Food Handler Certification Training (dual certificate between HKPR & OAFVC)
  • Product Development Consulting
  • Packaging Development Consulting
  • Business Development Consulting

Food Processing

  • Cold Pressing
  • Dehydrating
  • Flash Freezing using liquid nitrogen
  • Slicing, Peeling, Shredding, Dicing
  • Centrifuge Drying
  • Washing and Sanitizing

Commercial Kitchen

  • Conventional Cooking over gas open flame
  • Cooking in industrial Tilting Kettles
  • Cooking in dual Convection Ovens
  • Sauté or Steam Vegetables in a tilting skillet


  • Vacuum packaging
  • Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP)
  • Tamper evident seals
  • Heat sealed pouches
  • Semi-automatic filling of containers from 50 ml - 4.5 L
  • Product pasteurization and cooling

Conference Room

Clients and community members to wish to use the facility for meeting, training or another event have access to a projector, sound system, wifi, and seating for approximately 30 people.

Product Development Lab

  • Quality Control Lab
  • Food Technologists available

Specialty Product Processing

  • Pelletizing food products (hops, bran, etc.)
  • Processing corn and sorghum

Latest Blog Posts


How to Practice Mindfulness in Your Food Business

Mindfulness is a frequently used term that can mean different things to different people. Often associated with Buddhist-inspired meditative practices, it also refers to a way of approaching the world. In this context, mindfulness practices can also be applied to food production and consumption. This Forbes article, for example, encourages readers to take a broad view with regard to the practice of mindfulness. Author Phil Lempert, known as the SupermarketGuru, defines mindfulness as “the quality or state of being conscious or aware.” This makes mindfulness a concept that can be applied to all areas of life, including eating, grocery shopping, and your food business.

How to Inspire Your Food Production with Unique Holiday Recipes

Inspiration for your food production business comes when you take multiple ideas that you’ve gathered from various sources and put them together to create something that is uniquely your own. It could be as simple as adding mint chocolate chips to your traditional family cookie recipe, or as complicated as taking various elements from different recipes and combining them (think Grandma’s cheesecake combined with Aunt Jane’s gluten free crust and cousin Bob’s organic ginger sauce on top, drizzled with your favourite dark chocolate).

Tips for the Best Holiday Food Labels and Packages for Your Business

Green and red, blue and silver — these are classic holiday colours you should always consider including on your holiday food packaging. But they're not the only ways you can add holiday cheer.

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