Month: April 2014

Honu’s Hearth Makes Crackers from Farm Fresh Vegetables

Honu’s Hearth Makes Crackers from Farm Fresh Vegetables

Honu’s Hearth hand crafts their crackers in small batches using farm fresh vegetables and locally, organically, and sustainably sourced ingredients whenever possible. Honu’s Hearth products are naturally gluten free, wheat free, soy free, and 100% raw vegan. We met Victoria, founder of Honu’s Hearth, for the first time at the […]

STARTUP STORY: SAN FRANOLA GRANOLA

STARTUP STORY: SAN FRANOLA GRANOLA

San Franola Granola‘s recipe is simple: They use a proprietary roasting technique that gives their granola a robust flavor and those giant clusters we all love. This technique also allows them to use natural ingredients like almonds, cinnamon, and ginger to flavor their granolas, resulting in […]

STARTUP STORY: CATHY’S SASSY SAUCE

STARTUP STORY: CATHY’S SASSY SAUCE

For Cathy Hawk, founder of Cathy’s Sassy Sauce it all started in the parking lot of Candlestick Park. A dedicated 49ers fan, Cathy spent every Sunday morning home game firing up the grill with friends on the tailgate using her homemade grilling sauce. We first met […]

STARTUP STORY: YUMMY MUMMY BROWNIES

STARTUP STORY: YUMMY MUMMY BROWNIES

Yummy Mummy Brownies makes all-natural fudge brownies handmade in small batches and baked to order. Incorporating a variety of special ingredients, Melissa Roiter transformed a very special family recipe passed down from her Grandma Irene into her entrepreneurial quest! The nudge of a close friend inspired Melissa […]

STARTUP STORY: HAKS BBQ

STARTUP STORY: HAKS BBQ

Sharone Hakman founded Haks BBQ in October 2010 after the adventure of a lifetime: competing on the first season of Gordon Ramsey’s MasterChef. His BBQ sauce became his “secret weapon,” stealing the show and winning over the tastebuds of TV’s toughest food critics and chefs. We […]

The Gracious Gourmet Aims to Make Every Meal a Special Occasion

The Gracious Gourmet Aims to Make Every Meal a Special Occasion

The team at The Gracious Gourmet produces small batch chutneys, spreads, tapenades, and pesto. Their aim: to make every meal a special occasion. We were lucky enough to meet the team in person at the Winter Fancy Food Festival in San Francisco this past January 2014 and got a […]

Tipsy Scoop Makes Boozy Ice Cream, Because Why Not?

Tipsy Scoop Makes Boozy Ice Cream, Because Why Not?

  If you love ice cream as much as the UDK team, you’ll love Tipsy Scoop. Based in New York City, Tipsy Scoop creates small batch, handcrafted boozy ice cream flavors. Yes, boozy (the alcohol volume of each serving is 5%)!  Blending her genuine love for artisanal ice […]

Ayara Products Makes All Natural Thai Sauces Perfect for Any Palate

Ayara Products Makes All Natural Thai Sauces Perfect for Any Palate

Ayara Products makes 100% Organic, natural Thai sauces – We met their team and had a chance to taste their unique flavors at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco January 2014. Ayara Products started back in 2004 when Andy and Anna Asapahu first opened their […]

STARTUP STORY: Roaring Brook Dairy Does Everything Homemade

STARTUP STORY: Roaring Brook Dairy Does Everything Homemade

Roaring Brook Dairy, based out of New York, creates homemade cheese, butter and tofu (new!) making kits. We met their team at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco January 2014. Roaring Brook Dairy’s mission is to provide food lovers & home entertainers with a […]