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Culinary Capers CEO Named a Top Female Entrepreneur

VANCOUVER — PROFIT and Canadian Business have ranked Debra Lykkemark, CEO of Culinary Capers and Special Events, number 77 on the 18th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, it was announced in mid-May. Published at, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs using a propriety formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and manage.

“The members of the 2016 W100 each possess the talent and tenacity to start and grow a successful business,” said James Cowan, editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Their remarkable achievements serve as proof that ambitious, risk-raking female entrepreneurs are integral to the growth of the Canadian economy.”

“Culinary Capers is thrilled to be on the W100 ranking,” said Lykkemark. “This achievement reflects the strength of my team’s ability to deliver restaurant-quality cuisine and seamless, professional service to each of our clients.”

Lykkemark oversees a high-energy team of culinary professionals who share her passion for fine food and exceptional service. Recently, Lykkemark was honoured with the Caterer of the Year award at the 2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards.

For nine years, she served on the International Caterers Association executive board, including a two-year term as  president. She is a highly regarded and frequently featured speaker at top international special event conferences. Lykkemark is also active in the local community with speaking engagements that include business and women’s groups and guest appearances before students in hospitality and culinary programs.

Now in its 18th year, the W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs is the country’s largest celebration of achievement by women business owners.  Produced by the editors of PROFIT and Canadian Business, the rankings and extended coverage of the women honoured are published in print and online. Applicants to the 2016 W100 were ranked using a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage.