Women in Food Industry Management


WFIM Presents

Join WFIM on Dec. 4th for our Holiday Gala:
Facts vs Perceptions, Impacting Consumers in Today’s Food Markets with Guest Speaker Brent Cator, President & Owner of Cardinal Meat Specialists  





During this joyful season of giving, join WFIM for an educational evening with guest speaker Brent Cator, President Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited, and support a great children’s charity organization called Friends of We Care – Sending Kids to Camps!

Join us for a special evening as Brent Cator shares his views on the protein industry: “Facts versus Perceptions, impacting consumers in today’s food markets”… from a Cardinal perspective.

Cardinal has always held a commitment to food safety and innovations that has led the protein industry with Best Practices in Safety, Advancements in Technology and Knowledge to benefit its customers.

Get inspired with Cardinal’s dedication in supporting an amazing charity: Friends of We Care, helping kids with special needs enjoy the wonders of nature and the outdoors through the camp experience by being a kid and just having fun.

Held at the beautiful Millennium Gardens, enjoy the expertly prepared festive dinner.

Millennium Gardens

The evening starts with Networking and Charity raffle featuring prizes donated by our generous WFIM community. Be sure to bring cash to participate in the raffle. All raffle proceeds to go to Friends of We Care.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, Dec. 4th! 

We Care 


Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre Inc.
20 Polonia Avenue, Unit 100
Brampton, ON L6Y 0K9
(905) 455-5335

Event Date

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Time / Agenda

5:00 pm Registration Begins
5:00 – 6:30 pm Network, Nibble and Charity Raffle
6:30 pm       Introduction
6:30 – 8:00 pm Dinner & Raffle Prize Announcements   
8:00 - 8:45 pm   Brent Cator will share highlights from his career as President, plus Cardinal’s perspective on what is impacting consumers in today’s markets  
Hear about Cardinal’s work with Friends of We Care
Learn about Friends of We Care
 8:45 - 8:55 pm     Q&A
 8:55 - 9:00 pm    Closing Remarks


Members Non Members Students/Retirees
$85.00 +HST
$65.00 +HST (early bird)
$110.00 +HST
$90.00 +HST (early bird)
$60.00 +HST
$40.00 +HST (early bird)

Early Bird deadline: Nov. 15, 2019

Register Now!



Brent Cator, President and Owner of Cardinal Meat Specialists


As President and Owner of Cardinal Meat Specialists, Brent Cator leads a dedicated team focused on being Canada’s leading burger and sealed environment cooked protein manufacturer. Operating two plants with one in Mississauga, ON and the other in Brampton, ON, Cardinal supplies top restaurateurs and major retailers with a range of meat and plant based products, with an emphasis on quality, consistency, and food safety.  Cardinal Meats has been in business for over 80 years.

Brent is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where he earned his B.A. in Administrative & Commercial Studies and furthered his education at the Wharton School of Business and the Richard Ivey School (Leading Entrepreneurial Program).

Brent is a past-President of the North American Meat Processors (now North American Meat Association) and has actively been involved in the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFÉ) for many years.

Brent has dedicated his time to helping raise awareness and raise funds to send disabled kids to WE Care Camps and supports Trillium Health Partners through his foundation.

Brent lives in Etobicoke, Ontario with his wife (Jodie) of over 20 years and has two beautiful teenage daughters (Sedona and Taryn).  




Friends of We Care is the Charity of Choice of the Foodservice and Hospitality Industry in Canada. Our mission is to send kids with disabilities to fully accessible summer camps across the country. Since 1983, in partnership with our more than 80 member sponsors and supporters, Friends of We Care have raised more than 22.5 million dollars. That’s 90,000 days at camps with no barriers. Whether whitewater rafting, climbing a rock wall, or playing wheelchair basketball, everyone can do everything. It’s a place where kids can focus on their ABILITIES, not their disabilities.

thanks our Generous Annual Sponsors: