The Beginning

The idea of a soup company began in 2013, when Joni noticed her eating habits change as she started to incorporate soup in her regular diet. She felt her taste buds reset, she was satiated after eating them and her body weight was regulating.

Bringing home-made soups into her workplace at lululemon’s corporate office became a regular occurrence, and her friends and colleagues began asking her to bring some for them as well. Joni then became increasingly aware of the popularity soup at her office, which was filled with health-conscious individuals. She knew she was onto something, and started to think about recipes.

The ever-expanding local food movement embraced by people and organizations also caught Joni’s attention as she started to plan her soup business. After some research, she was blown away by what supporting local means! It was then decided that her soups would be made from locally sourced ingredients, and they needed to also be organic to ensure that the utmost premium product was to be offered.

Partnering Up

Joni and Amy had met earlier in the year, and had much in common; their healthy lifestyles, passion for cooking, and their entrepreneurial spirit (though they did not know this when they met).

The conversation to build the company as a partnership began. With Joni as the visionary product innovator and Amy as the operational mastermind, the two started to develop the brand and the product, researching what it would take to start a food manufacturing business. There was much to learn, but embracing the mantra of always having fun, the two were able to overcome challenges.

Soon the girls were meeting the farmers and growers at farmer’s markets, and after many trips and conversations, they discovered amazing facts about food and the life of a farmer…and fell in love. How can you not want to support your hard working neighbours that truly care about the food that lands on your plate?

Our Commitment

The kitskitchen promise is to offer delicious seasonal soups that are clean and healthy, made from local ingredients right from our backyards, that results in a premium, guilt-free eating experience.

Thank You

There have been many along our start-up journey that has played an invaluable role in helping us to achieve our start up. Thank you all. We can’t even begin to tell you how much we appreciate you.

A special thanks to Wendy, our biggest supporter and who put up with us cooking in her kitchen. All. The. Time.

Our Team

Joni Lind, kitskitchen co-founder ceo

Joni Lind

Co-Founder // CEO

Favourite soup of all time

I tend to fall for whatever our new soup is, right now, our Yam + Coconut.

My day starts at…

No later than 5am.

You will find me…

Outside running the seawall or playing tennis with my mom.

Go-to restaurant

No doubt, Heirloom.

The perfect day

…is spent travelling/exploring a new city, reading a good book coast side after exercise, or at my family farm with my four favourite people on earth, my nieces and nephews.

Amy Kizaki kitskitchen

Amy Kizaki

Co-Founder // COO

Favourite soup of all time

I can eat our chicken + veggie soup, all day, every day.

My day starts at…

Depends on the day. On a good day at 5am, on a sleepier day around 7am.

You will find me…

On the seawall, in a yoga studio or up a mountain.

Go-to restaurant

Meet on Main, Juno, Miku, Minami, Medina.

The perfect day

Doing whatever I feel like doing that day, but I am happiest when breathing fresh, clean air and taking in a killer view. I also love it when I get to see my family, who all live far from Vancouver.

Carla Centola, Account Manager - Western Region

Carla Centola

Account Manager – Western Region

Favourite soup of all time

Butternut Squash + Ginger, it has a smooth, creamy texture and a nice punch of flavor from my favourite root veggie!

My day starts at…

Usually around 4:45 or 5am. I like to see the sun rise!

You will find me…

Practicing yoga, studying, playing with my dog or trying new foods!

Go-to restaurant

Meet on Main is always my go-to. I have recently been loving Virtuous Pie as well!

The perfect day

…is spent getting up early, finding new places to adventure on my bike or exploring the city with my dog. It would also include reading up on new nutrition research, and developing new recipes in the kitchen!

Ellie Ma kitskitchen

Ellie Ma (Shortt)

NTP, Food Journalist

Favourite soup of all time

Bone broth! I drink it all day, every day 🙂

My day starts at…

7am. I begin with my morning tonic, a run with my dog, then a massive breakfast (always with some bone broth).

You will find me…

Outside…as much as possible! But always for morning runs, rain or shine (Mt. Work, Mt. Doug, Tod Inlet etc.)

Go-to restaurant

I don’t live in Vancouver, but recently ate at Fable Kitchen and loved it! In Victoria I frequent Nourish, Be Love, and Fishhook.

The perfect day

…is spent with a morning run with my dog, a workout at BDHQ, a yoga session at Ashtanga or Moksha Victoria, developing recipes, working with clients, and sharing nourishing delicious meals with loved ones.

Gillian McCullough kitskitchen contributor

Gillian McCullough

Creative Contributor

Favourite soup of all time

kitskitchen Hearty Chicken + Curry Stew 🙂

My day starts at…

7am.

You will find me…

Outside Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery munching on a carrot orange muffin.

Go-to restaurant

It’s always changing, but right now my favourites include Torafuku and Burdock and Co.

The perfect day

…is spent going to a yoga class, visiting my favourite local shops and whipping up some gluten-free treats.