About us

Imagine a coastal community, a busy harbor of prawn, crab, salmon and ocean going halibut boats. This is our home here on the west coast of beautiful British Columbia, and the inspiration of Tilly's Galley specialty foods. Through a love of fine food and the abundance of fresh seafood, our distinctive dishes emerged. 


Our Canadian family owned and operated company has been hand packaging high quality, all-natural, dehydrated, easy to prepare, main meal mixes and spice blends since 1989. In November of 2012, after spending 23 years manufacturing our gourmet meal mixes in Sechelt, BC on the Sunshine Coast, we made the move across the channel to a new, larger, purpose built facility in Campbell River, BC on Vancouver Island. 

Using our own recipes and the finest herbs and spices, the all-natural dehydrated ingredients are carefully blended and hand packaged to create delicious main meals and side dishes. We offer an exciting array of ethnic and regional dishes, including chowders, soups, rice dishes, and spice blends. Quick and easy to prepare at home, your meal will be ready in minutes! Enjoy your favourite dishes vegetarian-style or further enhance them into gourmet meals with the simple addition of a protein source such as fish, seafood, poultry, meat, or tofu. Ideal for busy families, professionals on the go, as well as camping or cottage getaways. Tilly’s products are shelf stable, hearty, flavourful, healthy, and all of the products available on our website are also proudly gluten-free! 

Found in major grocers throughout BC such as Save-On-Foods, IGA, Thrifty Foods, Safeway, and Quality Foods, as well as dozens of independent grocers, specialty stores, quays, fish markets, and gift basket companies, our list of retailers is ever growing. We are striving to expand into the central and eastern Canada markets as well as exploring export opportunities. We are also developing direct marketing efforts and consumer interaction via social media and this new website. In the coming months, you can expect to see new photos, alternative recipe ideas, ways to interact and post testimonials, and maybe even a cooking video or two! Also under development is a retailer locator so you'll be able to pinpoint the specialty markets in your area that are carrying our products. 


Company History: 

Originally started by an entrepreneurial couple in 1989 as a home-based business in Sechelt, BC, the product line quickly gained popularity among campers, hikers, RV travelers, and seafood connoisseurs. Moving into a commercial factory the business continued to grow and was purchased in 1997 by an employee of the company. Jason and his wife Kathryn came in to manage the business in 1998. Through continued marketing efforts, Tilly's grew and obtained contracts with major grocers such as Costco.  After a number of years with Tilly's, Jason and Kathryn moved on to other ventures. 
During the decade Jason and Kathryn were pursuing other endeavors, Tilly's was never far from their hearts. After several requests to purchase Tilly's in recent years, we proudly became the new owners in September of 2012! Already living in Campbell River, the salmon capital of the world, it was natural that we move the factory here where there is greater access to marketing opportunities and logistics options... not to mention the beautiful coastline and great community we want to remain a part of. We had a new facility purpose built for Tilly's with room to grow for years to come, and we're very proud of the new facility. Passionate about our business and the high quality products we produce, we look forward to keeping Tilly's in our family for decades to come! 
Thank you for your continued support, we truly appreciate all the feedback and comments we receive from people like you!
~ Jason and Kathryn ~
1998 VanCity Magazine Cover