Meet 'Voodoo Haggis' AKA Marie Fitrion
About Marie Fitrion
A researcher at heart, Marie Fitrion is a collector of grand ideas around food, identity and connection, particularly for racialized individuals. She is an events professional, an entrepreneur, a storyteller and a freelance writer. Fitrion holds an honours degree from the University of Guelph In Media Communications along with a diploma in Fashion Arts and Public Relations; she is fluent in French, English and Haitian Créole. As part of the BIPOC community, her works include stories that intersect race, feminist and queer identities.
Currently, she is the program manager for Foodpreneur Lab, a Toronto-based non-profit with a project mandate to help 200 Black food entrepreneurs launch or scale their businesses over the next four years. Her curiosity about the links between food, culture and communication led her to begin Food Blog + Pop Up series Voodoo Haggis Stories, a mindful food fusion spin-off of Urban Acorn Catering, co-developed with partner Chef Daniel Holloway. She is a proud mother/stepmother to three bright young girls.