About Us

David Lee Kwen is a mushroom authority. He established Misty Mountain Specialties in 1997 to feed his passion for fungi, the forest-crafted “food of the Gods”. He influenced the market at a time when white button mushrooms were the only fungi to be found in restaurants and on store shelves. David, with a belief in sustainable, healthy, and tasty food, changed the mushroom scene by introducing oyster mushrooms to Canadian chefs. He was also the first to introduce European-influenced cremini and portabello mushrooms.

Today, Misty Mountain Specialties supplies chefs and consumers with a wide variety of products including fresh and dried mushrooms as well as other unique products such as wild fiddlehead greens, wild berries, and sea asparagus. Besides providing the local market with year-round domestic and exotic mushrooms, the company has also become one of the leading mushroom suppliers to the national and international marketplace.

Our Mission Statement

To produce and source the most comprehensive selection of top quality mushroom products and exceptional specialty foods for professional chefs, mushroom connoisseurs, as well as for general consumers.


2012 – International Business Award bestowed by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE)

2011 - Top 100 Food and Beverage Processors in Canada

2011 - Business of the year - Richmond Chamber of Commerce

2010 – Nominated by the City of Richmond for "Outstanding Work Place"

2010 – Nominated for BC Exports Award