When I, Alex, decided to continue the business without Inna, it was with the mission to make the business align with my values and urgent need to work towards addressing issues such as climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution. This has led to many changes:
- Eliminating beef and poultry and focusing on plant based alternatives -- and baking wholesome GF breads that Alex is especially passionate about.
- Using more environmentally friendly ingredients (read more about ingredient standards below).
- Packaging: switching to the most easily recyclable and compostable packaging.
- Waste: Minimizing our waste by adding recycling and composting! For trash we now use WinWaste which has a local power plant that converts it into electricity.
The process of making these changes is challenging, and sometimes expensive, but it is essential for me to make the effort. Inna and I have loved sharing our food with the community since we opened in 2011. I hope I can continue the tradition in a way that feeds my spirit as well.
- Alex Khitrik