After many years of close friendship & creative collaboration, Liane Weintraub & Shannan Swanson started Tasty Brand, Inc. Liane describes their first meeting as being “like falling in love” … today, they consider each other family.
Liane was born & raised in Manhattan, NY, where city life presents some challenges to healthy eating and living. After attending Columbia University (BA), Oxford University & USC School of Journalism (MA), she worked as a local television news reporter (United Paramount Network). She has also been a regular contributor to an array of local & national print/online publications. In that capacity, she encountered many people with heart-gripping stories, the most touching of whom were children. Her commitment to the environment & to children's causes are an integral part of Tasty Brand. As a journalist, she understands the power of story-telling & is committed to spreading Tasty Brand's message far & wide. A self-taught cook, Liane has a passion for food & good nutrition.
Liane & her husband, Richard have 2 children: Ava, age 6 & Cole, age 5.
Shannan grew up in an iconic American family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her grandfather & his family founded Swanson Frozen Foods which literally changed the face of American at-home dining. The Swanson TV-Dinner became the must-have item of its generation virtually overnight. After college, Shannan followed her dream of pursuing a career fine cuisine, attending the legendary Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, from which she graduated with high honors. She moved to Los Angeles to work under Wolfgang Puck & eventually opened her own private catering business. As a chef, Shannan's philosophy is to create delicious & harmonious flavors without contrived ingredients.
Shannan & her husband, Eric have 2 children: Louisa, age 7 & Sonny, age 4.
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Liane & Shannan are members of E2, an organization of environmentally ethical business people.