‘Riley’s Kitchen is filling a (want) …Persons are searching for extra whole-food merchandise with easy substances to feed their households,’ mentioned the enterprise proprietor/mother
Well being-conscious mother Jennifer Giorgianni spent a lot of the lockdown looking out the web for a pancake combine that may be appropriate for her child to eat and is remembered for being shocked that this didn’t exist.
“I assumed, ‘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 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 did not comprise 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 he could not discover what he needed.
“Primarily, the whole lot made to make cooking a bit simpler incorporates added sugars or salt, that are inappropriate for youngsters below 12 months.”
That is when Georgianni began to make her personal combine in bulk in order that it will be simple for her to make on busy mornings.
“I began to share my combine with buddies who rapidly grew to become devoted clients.”
A couple of months later, Giorgianni’s thought took on a lifetime of its personal and now it’s 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 mentioned the general evaluations are constructive, and other people appear very completely happy to assist a neighborhood enterprise.
“I’m at all times excited after 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 appears 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 cause why he feels very strongly concerning the environmental impression of the meals we eat.
“I believe Riley’s Kitchen is filling a gap in what’s at present 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 function in her determination to begin the enterprise.
“I knew she would not maintain again and can be 100 per cent trustworthy, and he or she can also be a little bit of a skeptic. When she gave me the inexperienced mild and beloved the combo, I felt assured to go ahead with it,” mentioned Giorgianni.
Whereas elevating her daughter, now two years previous, and her nine-month child, Giorgianni appears 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 develop into extra shops throughout Ontario.”