Being a vegan is a lot easier these days, says Brynn Pearson, owner of Greens Organic Café and a vegan for the last eight years. “I want people coming here to feel comfortable. We do get some people that say they aren’t vegan and that’s okay. We just encourage them to try it and see if they like it,” Pearson says. The original owners opened the café in January 2013. “I started working for Greg and Eddie in April of 2014, after moving home for the summer. I was teaching in Taiwan before that and my sister suggested I approach them.” She brought in a resume and started the next day.
By the end of the year, she owned the business. “The owners approached me and said that they would like to move to Mexico and thought I would be a great owner,” says Pearson. This wasn’t her first experience working in a restaurant. “I started in the industry when I was fifteen by washing dishes on Pelee Island. I lived there with my grandmother over the summer. I’ve worked in a restaurant over half my life.” Through University, Pearson worked at other establishments. Pearson’s family has also supported her new venture. “My family is here all the time. My Mom and sister help out and Dad is my handyman.”