Meet the Makers Event at Food Starter in Toronto.
Lately, I had a chance to attend a Food Starter event at Toronto location where I met new future entrepreneurs. But before I will talk about all the food that I tried I want to tell you a little about Food Starter. Why this company was created and what does it do?
Food Starter helps companies to grow their food processing businesses. They increase the chances of success. Food Starter offers basically all resources from equipment, training and rental spaces. It is difficult to be successful in already saturated market. There are lots of products on the shelves. To become a successful company new entrepreneurs need a great start. I can imagine how hard it can be. However, the Food Starter is right there to help companies to develop and sell their products.
I had a chance to meet new entrepreneurs at the Food Starter event few weeks ago. They are passionate about their new food line and they are very eager to continue in their journey. The two companies that impressed me where Gryllies and One Hop Kitchen. It is because they create a unique product. I’ve never heard of it and I’ve never tried it. They rely on crickets. Gryllies create a tomato-based pasta sauce enriched with cricket flour. One Hop Kitchen creates bolognese sauces. For me this is new invention. I wasn’t raised on crickets and for me it is so hard to try something new that I’ve never had.
Let’s talk about other entrepreneurs that I’ve met. One of them was Jaswant’s Kitchen. The team of mother and daughters that produces all natural Indian spice blends. And I even brought a sample of the DAAL Indian seasoning for red lentils and I made a soup. It was great and very easy to make. Basically lentils and spices. You can see my yummy food below.
The other products that I tried were sauces and marinades from Nerpy’s, Brawta, Saha and The Spread. All sauces were very tasty with international twist. Brawta focuses on Caribbean flavors, while Saha offers Thai curry bases, middle-eastern marinades and Caribbean marinades. Nerpy’s focuses on the Scotch Bonnet Pepper and all of their sauces are made from natural ingredients. The Spread is a spicy spreadable condiment made with dried peppers, sesame seeds and apple cider.
At the Meet the Makers event I had a chance also to try non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider in colors blue and pink from Premium Near Beer. Great for Baby Showers or Sweet 16 parties! I also had a chance to try (for the first time!!) Original Beef Kebbeh from Kabkeb. It was definitely new and interesting flavor.
Moreover, I tried Organic Chicken Bone Broth from Broya. The broth is very common in my culture. Since I remember I make broth at home. It is basically our base for soups. However, for the first time I had a chance to try it from Broya at the Food Starter event. They also offer Grass Fed Beef Broth. All their products are the highest quality. All vegetables and spices are organic.
Furthermore, I also had the opportunity to try real Italian veal sandwiches from Cucina Mauro and I received olives to take it home. The Cucina Mauro focuses on recipes made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
Moreover, I also met Mod Garden company with their new invention. A micro farm that you can have it at home. Imagine growing your healthy vegetables at your home. Speaking of healthy vegetables Living Farmacy creates amazing smoothies that are vegan and sugar free. The ingredients contain only real fruits, real veggies and herbs. I had a chance to try a popsicle that was very delicious!
Lastly, I had an opportunity to try desserts from Gluten Gone and Mary’s Brigadeiro. Gluten Gone offered me a yummy brownies and Mary’s Brigadeiro had a beautiful little truffles. All were so pretty and I didin’t know which one to pick. I ended up eating the lemon truffle and chocolate truffle with sprinkles. They are hand-made with the best chocolate and natural flavours.