Fonds régionaux de solidarité loans $500K to COOKINA

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By Ted Liu

Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ (FRS) has granted $500,000 loan to COOKINA, a family owned business in Brossard, to support its growth.

Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ has so far invested $6.65 million in the Montérégie, region.

Owned by Alain and Chantal Richard, COOKINA is maker of reusable BBQ and cooking products since 2012.

COOKINA’s top sellers are COOKINA Parchminum, a reusable cooking and baking sheet for ovens and microwaves, COOKINA Barbecue, a reusable grilling sheet, the COOKINA Cuisine baking sheet (an alternative to parchment paper), and COOKINA GARD, a reusable oven protector to keep the bottom of ovens clean. Lastly, COOKINA is innovating once again this year with COOKINA PAKS, reusable bags for the BBQ, oven and microwave designed to replace the parchment or foil used in “en papillote” cooking.

An alternative to aluminium foil, parchment and wax paper, COOKINA products come with a scouring pad for easy cleaning, a security seal and a trademarked ring for easy storage. COOKINA is available in more than 20,000 stores in nine countries and online at

“La Montérégie is a genuine incubator for successful companies like COOKINA. Thanks to its innovative projects and environmentally friendly products, COOKINA has carved a place of choice in Québec, Canadian and U.S. kitchens. By supporting the growth of visionary companies like COOKINA and by working closely with regional business partners, the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ continue to promote Montérégie’s economic development,” said Johanne Pilon, Regional Director, Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Montérégie

“We’re proud to partner with the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Montérégie. Their support has provided the financial help we need to get ahead and speaks to their confidence in our vision, development and products. Thanks to their support and our constant strive for innovation, we’re sure we can consolidate our position in our market,” said Alain Richard, President, COOKINA.

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