‘Riley’s Kitchen is filling a (want) …Individuals are searching for extra whole-food merchandise with easy components to feed their households,’ mentioned the 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 is remembered for being shocked that this didn’t exist.
“I believed, ‘Wow, somebody ought to actually do that,'” mentioned 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 his 11-month-old daughter strong 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 did not comprise any sugar in order that I may give it to my daughter and save myself the trouble of at all times making them from scratch.”
However then Giorgianni realized he could not discover what he wished.
“Basically, all the pieces made to make cooking a bit simpler comprises added sugars or salt, that are inappropriate for kids below 12 months.”
That is when Georgianni began to make her personal combine in bulk in order that it could be straightforward for her to make on busy mornings.
“I began to share my combine with pals who shortly grew to become devoted prospects.”
Just a few months later, Giorgianni’s concept took on a lifetime of its personal and now it’s obtainable 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 provides pancake combine and muffin combine. Every combine is comprised of natural, plant-based components and is sugar-free and salt-free.
Giorgianni mentioned the general evaluations are optimistic, and other people appear very comfortable to help 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 specifically.
Giorgianni additionally labored at a farmers’ market stand as a pupil, which is one purpose why he feels very strongly in regards to the environmental impression of the meals we eat.
“I believe Riley’s Kitchen is filling a gap in what’s at the moment on the market. Individuals are searching for extra whole-food merchandise with easy components to feed their households.”
Wanting again, Giorgianni says the suggestions from her older sister, additionally a mother, performed a big position in her determination to begin the enterprise.
“I knew she would not maintain again and could be 100 per cent sincere, and he or she can be a little bit of a skeptic. When she gave me the inexperienced mild and liked the combo, I felt assured to go ahead with it,” mentioned Giorgianni.
Whereas elevating her daughter, now two years outdated, and her nine-month child, Giorgianni seems to be ahead to the subsequent 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.”