For the past thirty years, Scott Zies has worked in the Canadian Meat industry. Since 1998 he has held the title of President of Zies Foods. Zies Foods focuses on the strategic purchase and sale of top quality meat to customers throughout the globe. Scott prides himself on his ability to develop the perfect strategy for each customer. Whether a customer is interested in fresh, frozen, prepared meat, or other ingredients, Scott strives to provide the best experience possible no matter what.
What sets Zies Food apart from the competition?
Years of Experience
Scott Zies started his career in the food industry when he got a summer job at a meat plant. In Scott’s words, “I got a summer job, and I never left.” Few individuals are fortunate enough to find a career that they are passionate about so early in life. Scott is thankful for the initial opportunity that he received, and every year he has built upon that experience. Today, as a veteran of the industry, he has a deep knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work. His knowledge makes him a sought after food industry expert in the Toronto area and throughout the world.
In 1995, Scott Zies earned his MBA from Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario (UWO) . Before earning his MBA, Scott earned his BA from UWO as well. The university, which is located in London, Ontario, first opened its doors in 1878, which makes it one of Canada’s oldest institutions of higher education. Scott looks back fondly on his time in school. He learned a lot of lessons that have helped him excel in his career. However, Scott has found that the best lessons are usually learned outside of the classroom.
Exceptional Customer Service
Communication and time management are two of the most important skills to have in Scott Zies’ industry. Most of Scott’s days start with contacting potential and current clients. Not every client prefers to communicate in the same way. For example, some prefer email, while others prefer speaking on the phone. Scott remains adaptable and caters to each client and his or her needs. In recent years he has adopted various social media platforms as another mode of communication. Scott believes that businesses that fail to adopt the latest technology miss out on opportunities to further connect with customers. In addition to communicating with clients, managing the inventory is another key element of Scott’s day-to-day responsibilities. Zies Foods prides itself on its ability to deliver high-quality food products right to customers’ doors in a timely manner. This goal can only be achieved by ensuring that inventory is always available and in the right location.
Scott’s Latest Posts
Marinating Meat and How to Do it Properly
Meat is a staple on many dinner tables. Oftentimes, people will marinate meat to impart extra flavor into it. It's important to know how to marinate meat properly to ensure the food is being prepared safely and that it comes out tasting delicious. The Basics of...
The History of the Meat Industry
Meal planning is taught in school as early as 3rd grade. Students are shown an infographic that shows how much of each food category is needed on your plate each meal. From an early age we are taught what we need and how to get it but rarely do we focus on the years...
The Importance of Protein
Protein is synonymous with meat, exercise, dieting, and energy. It is an essential component of sustaining a healthy life and diet. Meat is an excellent source of protein and utilizing a proper amount of meat in your diet also gives you the protein you need. It is...
Locally Sourced Ingredients
Customers are the best part about working in the food industry. Scott enjoys providing his customers with the best experience possible. Providing exceptional customer service is also one way to differentiate Zies Foods from competitors. Clients who repeatedly work with Zies Foods understand the value of the personal attention they receive. Many of Scott’s clients work with his organization because they seek to eat locally raised, clean food. Scott is excited about this trend because he believes that locally raised food is better for the environment and tastes better. Plus, he understands the passion and hard work that local farmers put into their work.
Outside of work Scott enjoys spending time with his family and outdoors. He particularly likes hunting and fishing at Brunswick Lake Lodge where he is the president.