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We believe in people over products.

Our people make up our product, and people value our product.

Our Story

“Find a need and fill it” was the famous credo of acclaimed industrialist and entrepreneur Henry Kaiser, and this is exactly what our founder Ben Cote did in developing iQK’s first tech. Working closely with government officials, Ben created and implemented the first ever federally approved HACCP plan for large scale sous-vide (low-temperature) manufacturing in Canada. While doing so, he became aware of many gross inefficiencies in traditional food-safety methodologies and protocols. These inefficiencies translated into time wasted, money wasted, misallocation of manpower and resources, and headaches in general for operators. Ben saw these inefficiencies as being unnecessary, so he set out to make them obsolete. iQKitchen was born from the need for a better and up-to-date way of meeting food-safety mandates — a smart food safety solution.

Our People

Robert Sulatycky


Team USA Bocuse d’Or Head Coach. Former Food and Beverage Director for Bel Air Hotel and Beverly Hills Hotel. 

Benjamin Cote

Founder, Co-CEO, Director

Red Seal Chef. Founder and Executive Chef of Cassis Bistro. Founder of Railtown Cafe.

Vagish Gupta

Co-CEO, Director

You’re either the one that creates the automation or you’re getting automated.

Jennifer Medina


Ron Wigington


Igor Malis

Artificial Intelligence

Peter Tang


Thomas Keller

Special advisory board

Founder and owner of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, which holds 7 Michelin Stars at Per Se, The French Laundry, and Bouchon. 

Yves Potvin


Founder and President of Gardein and Yves Veggie Cuisine. President and Owner of Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. 

Chris Day


CEO of Top Down Ventures. Founder of Fully Managed. Founder of IT Glue. Board member of CareWorx Fully Managed.

Ryan Volberg


Co-Founder of Instant Financial. Co-Founder of Vivonet. Founder and CEO of Volberg Ventures.