Mitch Orland’s extensive background in the food industry includes multi-million dollar businesses such as Earth Fare: The Healthy Supermarket, Wild Oats Markets, and Sunflower Markets. As well as local heroes including Granny FeelGoods Restaurant and The Fort Collins Food CO-OP. Mitch is a self-starter with an intense work ethic and welcomes new challenges. Hired previously by Wild Oats to supervise its juice bar, Mitch worked his way up the corporate ladder, being promoted to oversee Prepared Foods, Bakery, Cheese, Sushi, Commissaries, and Beverage Bar. In addition, in his early years Mitch opened two successful food businesses of his own, Dr, Bagel and Magic Thyme Kitchen. Mitch created GREENFIRE Growth Partners to help entrepreneurs and companies grow sustainably with a focus on the triple bottom line. Mitch, a food and beverage industry consultant has twenty-five years of experience building enterprises with sustainability in mind. Due to his dedicated involvement in Asheville-based business, environmental, and education organizations, Mitch is a man who has built a powerful interconnected web of relationships. In addition to his esteemed reputation with one of Asheville’s largest corporations, Earth Fare, Mitch currently serves on several local boards, on some of which as an advisor or founder.
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