‘Riley’s Kitchen is filling a (want) …Persons are searching for extra whole-food merchandise with easy substances to feed their households,’ stated enterprise proprietor/mother
Well being-conscious mother Jennifer Giorgianni spent a lot of the lockdown looking the web for a pancake combine that will be appropriate for her child to eat and remembered being shocked that this didn’t exist.
“I believed, ‘Wow, somebody ought to actually do that,'” stated Giorgianni, proprietor of Riley’s Kitchen, a enterprise designed to assist mothers present wholesome meals for his or her infants.
The Riley’s Kitchen’s story began in early 2021 when Giorgianni struggled to feed her 11-month-old daughter stable meals. After doing ‘baby-led weaning’ for a couple of months, she began pre-packaged choices to make cooking a bit simpler.
“I used to be searching for a pancake combine that was wholesome and didn’t include any sugar in order that I may give it to my daughter and save myself the effort of at all times making them from scratch.”
However then Giorgianni realized she couldn’t discover what she wished.
“Primarily, all the things made to make cooking a bit simpler accommodates added sugars or salt, that are inappropriate for kids underneath 12 months.”
That’s when Georgianni began to make her personal combine in bulk in order that it could be simple for her to make on busy mornings.
“I started to share my combine with mates who rapidly turned devoted clients.”
A couple of months later, Giorgianni’s concept took on a lifetime of its personal and now could be accessible in native shops in and round Barrie, together with Serenity Beginning Studio, Oh Beehive Eco Items, Blueberry Moon, Nicholyn Farms, Sobeys, in addition to on-line at rileyskitchen.ca.
Riley’s Kitchen presents pancake combine and muffin combine. Every combine is produced from natural, plant-based substances and is sugar-free and salt-free.
Giorgianni stated the general critiques are optimistic, and other people appear very joyful to assist a neighborhood enterprise.
“I’m at all times excited once I get a message from a brand new buyer saying how a lot they love the product.”
Having labored as a cashier at Sobeys on the age of 14, Giorgianni seems like issues have come full circle to now have a product at markets and at Sobeys particularly.
Giorgianni additionally labored at a farmers’ market stand as a pupil, which is one purpose why she feels very strongly in regards to the environmental impression of the meals we eat.
“I feel Riley’s Kitchen is filling a gap in what’s at the moment on the market. Persons are searching for extra whole-food merchandise with easy substances to feed their households.”
Trying again, Giorgianni says the suggestions from her older sister, additionally a mother, performed a major position in her resolution to start out the enterprise.
“I knew she wouldn’t maintain again and can be 100 per cent sincere, and he or she can also be a little bit of a skeptic. When she gave me the inexperienced gentle and beloved the combination, I felt assured to go ahead with it,” stated Giorgianni.
Whereas elevating her daughter, now two years outdated, and her nine-month child, Giorgianni seems to be ahead to the following steps in her enterprise.
“I hope to roll out a cookie combine that’s prepared for retail shops within the subsequent yr. I’m additionally hoping to broaden into extra shops throughout Ontario.”