Where did you initially create your product?
After testing recipes at home, we began producing at the Central Kitchen.
Where can you find your product(s) today?
Farmer’s markets, local/regional/national stores, retail and ecommerce. You can find us directly on our website at www.purspices.com, on Amazon at www.amazon.com/purspices, or at any of the following local retailers in Northeast Ohio: PURE Blend Smoothie + Cafe, My Mindful Market, Local Flavors NEO, Ohio Artisan Collective, and Cleveland Tradeworks.
What did you do in a former life?
I was a business strategy consultant and then an elementary school teacher. Now I run a nonprofit called ZENworks Yoga as well as PUR Spices.
What inspired your product(s)?
As a food lover and mom of children with food allergies, I was sick and tired of spending hours scrutinizing food labels wondering what was in my spices and sauces. All I wanted was to find fresh, healthy and tasty cooking ingredients that didn’t have a running list of additives, preservatives, fillers and top allergens. And that’s why I created PUR Spices Limited. PUR Spices is a company that operates with the philosophy of using only wholesome ingredients to create exceptional experiences enhancing everyday foods. We make high-quality sauces and spices of international flavor.
How has Central Kitchen helped your business?
I wouldn’t be in business without the Central Kitchen! I went through the incubator during the product development and feasibility phase which was extremely helpful. Our product requires us to produce at a commercial kitchen, along with additional guidelines, which makes the kitchen critical to our operations. I am also a part of the community created by everyone here which has been invaluable, especially as someone who is new to the food business world!
Which Central Kitchen services were used:
We use the facilities for storage, production, as well as additional resources like training classes and marketing opportunities.
Goals for the future:
We would like to gain traction in large retail as well as grow our online presence.