Meet the Team

Tina Hoogeveen


Lauren Peterson

Office Manager

Having worked in the administrative field for over 10 years, Lauren became a great addition to the Gourmet Lunch Ladies team in 2016. Organized and hard-working, with an eye for detail, she loves her day-to-day tasks in the office and working with her co-workers.

Lauren is engaged and living in Abbotsford with her fiance, dog, and two cats. She loves movies, books, video games, and good food.

Rebekah Hoenisch

Administrative Assistant / Social Media Manager

Rebekah worked as a team manager, stylist, photographer, and social media manager for over 3 years in customer service/retail. Looking for a slight change, she joined The Gourmet Lunch Ladies in 2018 as Administrative Assistant, but quickly took over the social media management as well, and has been an awesome asset to the company ever since.

Rebekah lives in North Vancouver with her VERY energetic puppy, Finley. She loves music, the beach, and has watched the entirety of 'The Office' tv show 5 times through.


Taehoon "Kevin" Han

Kitchen Manager

Taehoon moved to Canada from Korea in 2010 and adopted the nickname "Kevin", then became an integral part of The Gourmet Lunch Ladies team in 2013. He has over 10 years of cooking experience and holds a license in Korean food, plus certificates in Japanese, Chinese, and Western food. He is an incredibly hard worker and truly cares about every detail of his work, coming in early and staying late to make sure everything is perfect.

Kevin lives in Surrey with his beautiful wife, Alice.


Sim Shergill


Sim studied the culinary arts at Vancouver Community College and graduated in 2013. She started working at The Gourmet Lunch Ladies in 2017 and immediately became an integral part of the team, leading the hot-food side of the kitchen with her amazing skills and great taste.

Sim lives in Delta with her adorable dog, Duke. She loves music, movies, and video games.


Youngsub "Jake" Choi


Jake joined The Gourmet Lunch Ladies in 2017 and immediately put his excellent cooking skills to task, becoming an important part of the team right away. Everyone in the kitchen loves to work with him, for his cheerfulness, kindness, and hardworking attitude.

Jake lives in Langley with his lovely wife and two incredibly cute children.


Chris Shmyr

Prep Cook

Chris has been working in the food industry for over 6 years and became a part of the Gourmet Lunch Ladies team in 2017. His skills with a knife have been a great asset and he has been an awesome trainer for any new hires.

Chris has "THE CUTEST" cat named Missy. He loves playing music, video games, and collecting interesting rocks.


Veronica Torres Perez

Prep Cook

Veronica was born and raised in Chile, then moved to Canada in 1999. After becoming a mom, she gained 3 years of experience training in preparation of a large variety of plant-based foods, meats, and desserts. Veronica joined the Gourmet Lunch Ladies team in 2017 and since then has been a wealth of knowledge and great help, especially in handling dietary-restrictions and Vegan requests.

Veronica lives in Delta with her wonderful son, Nathaniel. She is a true knowledge-seeker and loves reading, watching documentaries, and learning about history.