Mannanova Solutions Inc.

 

excel in today’s competitive food market

Design remarkable foods and beverages

 
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ABOUT US

Food and beverage expertise

Are you starting a company from scratch, want to scale up or are you looking to identify and solve problems with your production?

Mannanova Solutions works in the development and growth of innovative consumer products while ensuring respect for the environment, social equity, fair trade, responsible growth and development of local economies.

Our expertise lies in helping people all over the world with our consulting services and solutions. We work in the production of natural, fermented beverages and food, as well as the development and implementation of production lines. This allows us to offer adapted solutions to the specific needs and visions of our clients.

Some of the products we have developed include kombucha, kombucha beer, cider, dairy-free yogurt, sauerkraut ready four times faster than normal, tempeh, soy-free tempeh, mead (honey wine), sauces, canned foods, among many others.

 

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Feel free to write to us! We will be happy to learn about your project and propose solutions.

info@mannanova.com

+1 514 441-3012

+1 514 688-6070

Our services

How we help you

 
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Whether you are starting from scratch or are an already well-established entity, Mannanova can help guide you through the many facets of development, preparation and execution.

Consultancy and Production services

Consultancy and production services

Over the years, Mannanova Solutions has earned a reputation for excellence in the field of food and beverage development, from the preliminary phases of food product development right up to market distribution, expansion, growth of production and product line expansion.

Manna-K

Manna-k

Kombucha is a relatively new product in western countries but the market is growing fast. Small, new, local companies are opening their doors everywhere. We have developed a product called Manna-k to help these passionate entrepreneurs scale up their production and ensure they have a stable, alcohol-free, delicious product.

Workshops

Workshops

Education and training are essential for the kombucha industry. Our professional courses are designed to help producers learn how to make kombucha at an industrial scale and improve their brewing skills. Find out more about our courses in Montréal (Canada) and Barcelona (Spain).

Our team

Meet the team

 
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  Sébastien Bureau   Founder and president of Mannanova, Sébastien is always busy concocting something or other. Since a young age, he has devoted many hours in the kitchen, experimenting with ingredients and exploring flavours & techniques. With a background in Chemistry and Biology, Seb has continually honed his passion for Food Science. He spent several years as VP of R&D for the biggest Kombucha company in Canada and played a critical role in its growth phase. He’s the man with the plan, and hopes to extend his wealth of knowledge to producers of ecological & sustainable foods and beverages.

Sébastien Bureau

Founder and president of Mannanova, Sébastien is always busy concocting something or other. Since a young age, he has devoted many hours in the kitchen, experimenting with ingredients and exploring flavours & techniques. With a background in Chemistry and Biology, Seb has continually honed his passion for Food Science. He spent several years as VP of R&D for the biggest Kombucha company in Canada and played a critical role in its growth phase. He’s the man with the plan, and hopes to extend his wealth of knowledge to producers of ecological & sustainable foods and beverages.

  Nathaly Pinto   Nathaly is a food engineer and our Quality Assurance Manager with the noble function of ensuring that our operations and products are always conform. She worked for several years with cocoa and chocolate producers in Ecuador to develop their products and improve local production. Nathaly also develop new products and new flavors for our clients.

Nathaly Pinto

Nathaly is a food engineer and our Quality Assurance Manager with the noble function of ensuring that our operations and products are always conform. She worked for several years with cocoa and chocolate producers in Ecuador to develop their products and improve local production. Nathaly also develop new products and new flavors for our clients.

  Debora Moraes   Debora is the brewer of our kombuchas and Manna-K. Every week she develops and brews a new flavor for our customers. After years working at microbreweries and working as a "gypsy brewer" for her own brand in Brazil, she found her place at Mannanova where she can test her creativity every week. In addition, Debora is a certified sommelier by Doemens-Akademie.

Debora Moraes

Debora is the brewer of our kombuchas and Manna-K. Every week she develops and brews a new flavor for our customers. After years working at microbreweries and working as a "gypsy brewer" for her own brand in Brazil, she found her place at Mannanova where she can test her creativity every week. In addition, Debora is a certified sommelier by Doemens-Akademie.

  Eduardo Fonseca Arraes   Vice-President and responsible for business development, Eduardo is an expert in managing stuff. He worked for many years managing International Cooperation and Environmental projects in developing countries. In his last experience before joining Mannanova he acted as the General Director of a non-profit organization in Montréal. Passionate by craft food and beverages, Ed decided to join forces with Sébastien in order to manage Mannanova’s projects, develop new business ideas and help people around the world succeed with their ideas.

Eduardo Fonseca Arraes

Vice-President and responsible for business development, Eduardo is an expert in managing stuff. He worked for many years managing International Cooperation and Environmental projects in developing countries. In his last experience before joining Mannanova he acted as the General Director of a non-profit organization in Montréal. Passionate by craft food and beverages, Ed decided to join forces with Sébastien in order to manage Mannanova’s projects, develop new business ideas and help people around the world succeed with their ideas.

  Thomas Durant   Director of production, Thomas has been honing his knowledge and skills in the food industry for the last 10 years. He worked alongside Sébastien for Canada’s largest kombucha producer, and now the two have joined forces with the goal of creating a thriving international kombucha community. When he is not brewing kombucha he has his hands full with other production related activities as well as playing an integral role in the development of Mannanova. His mandate is: use his experience to help others make the best possible product for the public to consume.

Thomas Durant

Director of production, Thomas has been honing his knowledge and skills in the food industry for the last 10 years. He worked alongside Sébastien for Canada’s largest kombucha producer, and now the two have joined forces with the goal of creating a thriving international kombucha community. When he is not brewing kombucha he has his hands full with other production related activities as well as playing an integral role in the development of Mannanova. His mandate is: use his experience to help others make the best possible product for the public to consume.

  Pierre-Olivier Chicoine   Jack of all trade, Pierre-Olivier takes care of finding creative solutions as part of our consulting services. With Sébastien and the rest of the team, he will be able to solve all your problems and he will ensure the smooth running of your project. Having experience in entrepreneurship, social implications and a great curiosity for everything that is fermented and that you can drink or eat, Pierre-Olivier is not your typical engineer.

Pierre-Olivier Chicoine

Jack of all trade, Pierre-Olivier takes care of finding creative solutions as part of our consulting services. With Sébastien and the rest of the team, he will be able to solve all your problems and he will ensure the smooth running of your project. Having experience in entrepreneurship, social implications and a great curiosity for everything that is fermented and that you can drink or eat, Pierre-Olivier is not your typical engineer.

  Amanda Weekes   Amanda has a long experience in the sanitation and industrial cleaning fields. She worked for several years with many clients in the Montreal area before she joined our team. At Mannanova, Amanda is responsible to assist our brewers with the production of kombucha and the Manna-K by making sure everything is clean and proper. Finally, Amanda is responsible to make our scobys.

Amanda Weekes

Amanda has a long experience in the sanitation and industrial cleaning fields. She worked for several years with many clients in the Montreal area before she joined our team. At Mannanova, Amanda is responsible to assist our brewers with the production of kombucha and the Manna-K by making sure everything is clean and proper. Finally, Amanda is responsible to make our scobys.

  Gabrielle Charette Le Meur   Gabrielle thinks that a clean brewery makes a clean kombucha. She takes action in the sanitation field here at Mannanova because quality is a priority. She discovered an interest in fermentation while finishing a degree in medical biology. This area allows her to combine her many passions: nature, food and discoveries. Her professional experience in the brewing industry has allowed her to develop rigorous work techniques and she continues to push herself by pursuing studies in quality assurance.

Gabrielle Charette Le Meur

Gabrielle thinks that a clean brewery makes a clean kombucha. She takes action in the sanitation field here at Mannanova because quality is a priority. She discovered an interest in fermentation while finishing a degree in medical biology. This area allows her to combine her many passions: nature, food and discoveries. Her professional experience in the brewing industry has allowed her to develop rigorous work techniques and she continues to push herself by pursuing studies in quality assurance.

testimonials

Meet the clients

 
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We have worked with clients all over the world in 5 continents helping to develop the kombucha market and spreading fermentation culture to every corner of the globe. Meet some of them!

* Most of our clients prefer to remain anonymous. We respect that. This is a list of clients that allowed us to share their stories.

   RISE Kombucha    (Canada)   Sebastien is a dedicated innovator whose vision and dedication has been an important part in helping the company attain the production quality needed to be at the forefront of our market!  –  Simon Bertrand, President

RISE Kombucha (Canada)

Sebastien is a dedicated innovator whose vision and dedication has been an important part in helping the company attain the production quality needed to be at the forefront of our market!

Simon Bertrand, President

   Fous de l'Île    (Canada)   Mannanova team offers a personalized service that reflects the values of our products. I really appreciated the fact that Sébastien is someone reliable, available and who has a deep knowledge of Kombucha and fermented products. Mannanova has been helping our company since the beginning to achieve high quality products.  –  Jerry Compère, Président

Fous de l'Île (Canada)

Mannanova team offers a personalized service that reflects the values of our products.
I really appreciated the fact that Sébastien is someone reliable, available and who has a deep knowledge of Kombucha and fermented products.
Mannanova has been helping our company since the beginning to achieve high quality products.

Jerry Compère, Président

   Synerchi Kombucha    (Ireland)   Working with Mannanova solutions helped me develop my product and processes with ease. His help was a pillar in the success of my company. With his involvement, we were able to bring up production by 800% and avoid any major issues with production.  –  Laura Murphy, President

Synerchi Kombucha (Ireland)

Working with Mannanova solutions helped me develop my product and processes with ease. His help was a pillar in the success of my company. With his involvement, we were able to bring up production by 800% and avoid any major issues with production.

Laura Murphy, President

   SO Kombucha    (France)   Mannanova accompanied us perfectly in the development of our kombucha. Sébastien knew how to listen to our expectations and helped us implement them at every stage of our process.   – François and Nawal, Founders

SO Kombucha (France)

Mannanova accompanied us perfectly in the development of our kombucha. Sébastien knew how to listen to our expectations and helped us implement them at every stage of our process.

– François and Nawal, Founders

   Ryno & Greg’s Crafted Beverages    (Australia)   Mannanova took the guess work out of  growing a successful kombucha company . His process design and trouble shooting is invaluable.   – Ryan and Greg, Founders

Ryno & Greg’s Crafted Beverages (Australia)

Mannanova took the guess work out of growing a successful kombucha company. His process design and trouble shooting is invaluable.

– Ryan and Greg, Founders

   Fairment    (Germany)   Seb is an awesome coach and laid back fermentation guru. His expertise in Kombucha saved us hundreds of hours testing and researching and we were able to make the absolute most of our equipment in the brewery   – Paul Seelhorst, Founder.

Fairment (Germany)

Seb is an awesome coach and laid back fermentation guru. His expertise in Kombucha saved us hundreds of hours testing and researching and we were able to make the absolute most of our equipment in the brewery

– Paul Seelhorst, Founder.

   LA Brewery    (England)   Mannanova was incredibly helpful to me in the initial stages of planning a scaled up production plant. Having a very limited budget and not knowing where to start, he was instrumental in designing a functional brewery. The staff is also on hand when I need expert advice and gives the reassurance that I need, especially in the field of fermentation where there is limited available knowledge   – Louise Avery, Founder.

LA Brewery (England)

Mannanova was incredibly helpful to me in the initial stages of planning a scaled up production plant. Having a very limited budget and not knowing where to start, he was instrumental in designing a functional brewery. The staff is also on hand when I need expert advice and gives the reassurance that I need, especially in the field of fermentation where there is limited available knowledge

– Louise Avery, Founder.

   Biota Fermentation    (Canada)   Learning from Mannanova really came at a pivotal point for Biota. Their information and knowledge is what allowed us to grow in our current facility while increasing production and overall efficiency. Sébastien's knowledge and love for fermentation truly shows.   – Brad Hendrickson, Founder.

Biota Fermentation (Canada)

Learning from Mannanova really came at a pivotal point for Biota. Their information and knowledge is what allowed us to grow in our current facility while increasing production and overall efficiency. Sébastien's knowledge and love for fermentation truly shows.

– Brad Hendrickson, Founder.

   Kombucha du Mont-Ferréol    (Canada)   Mannanova team played a key role helping start the Kombucha du Mont-Ferréol company. Sébastien and Thomas have from the beginning grasped the essence of our project, with its strong focus on the boreal flavors and local sourcing, and have accompanied us in the development of our flavors. Hats off to Mannanova.   – Léandre Saindon, Founder.

Kombucha du Mont-Ferréol (Canada)

Mannanova team played a key role helping start the Kombucha du Mont-Ferréol company. Sébastien and Thomas have from the beginning grasped the essence of our project, with its strong focus on the boreal flavors and local sourcing, and have accompanied us in the development of our flavors. Hats off to Mannanova.

– Léandre Saindon, Founder.

   Salas Maté Kombucha    (Paraguay)   We gave Manannova the mandate to create a recipe to produce a kombucha from a non-traditional ingredient. The result was excellent! The team has developed a premium product. Recipe in hand, we go to South America to start our production soon.   – Nicolas Salas, Founder.

Salas Maté Kombucha (Paraguay)

We gave Manannova the mandate to create a recipe to produce a kombucha from a non-traditional ingredient. The result was excellent! The team has developed a premium product. Recipe in hand, we go to South America to start our production soon.

– Nicolas Salas, Founder.

   Blissful Bombooch Kombucha    (Macau)   Mannanova helped Blissful Bombooch Kombucha move to a commercial level in essentially one week through their Master Brewer course. The insight gained was invaluable to helping us scale up without having to "rebuild the wheel". It saved valuable time, money, and sanity using science based explanations for easy scale up solutions. They also took a lot of time to get to know our burgeoning brand and core values to help us create a kombucha that was completely unique to us and our market.   – Alyson Lundstrom, Founder.

Blissful Bombooch Kombucha (Macau)

Mannanova helped Blissful Bombooch Kombucha move to a commercial level in essentially one week through their Master Brewer course. The insight gained was invaluable to helping us scale up without having to "rebuild the wheel". It saved valuable time, money, and sanity using science based explanations for easy scale up solutions. They also took a lot of time to get to know our burgeoning brand and core values to help us create a kombucha that was completely unique to us and our market.

– Alyson Lundstrom, Founder.

   Club Kombucha    (Canada)   Mannanova was a great help to start Club Kombucha. Sébastien's knowledge is invaluable and precious and we had a lot of fun working alongside the team throughout the development of the company. Our audacity and their thirst for challenges allowed us to create an exceptional kombucha.  – Claudie Gravel-Niquet et Vivianne Loranger, Fondatrices

Club Kombucha (Canada)

Mannanova was a great help to start Club Kombucha. Sébastien's knowledge is invaluable and precious and we had a lot of fun working alongside the team throughout the development of the company. Our audacity and their thirst for challenges allowed us to create an exceptional kombucha.

– Claudie Gravel-Niquet et
Vivianne Loranger, Fondatrices

   Whistler Elixir    (Canada)   Working with Mannanova was an excellent experience as it moved me to a brewery in process to full time kombucha brewer. Mannanova's expertise gave me the knowledge and tools I needed to get to know my brewing process. The Advanced Course was presented in a relaxed and fun way, while providing solid science and research material. Sébastien's love and passion for kombucha and fermentation is inspirational.   – Diane Mitchell, Founder.

Whistler Elixir (Canada)

Working with Mannanova was an excellent experience as it moved me to a brewery in process to full time kombucha brewer. Mannanova's expertise gave me the knowledge and tools I needed to get to know my brewing process. The Advanced Course was presented in a relaxed and fun way, while providing solid science and research material. Sébastien's love and passion for kombucha and fermentation is inspirational.

– Diane Mitchell, Founder.

   Soul Kombucha    (Brazil)   We had an amazing time learning from Mannanova, developing delicious and stable flavors. As we are a local crafted kombucha company, all the high quality service and information that Mannanova Solutions provided was essential to make our idea come true.   – Isabela Christo and Isadora Darwich, Founders.

Soul Kombucha (Brazil)

We had an amazing time learning from Mannanova, developing delicious and stable flavors. As we are a local crafted kombucha company, all the high quality service and information that Mannanova Solutions provided was essential to make our idea come true.

– Isabela Christo and Isadora Darwich, Founders.