Eat Easy, Healthy & Local with Zesty Kits
Annie and Catherine Beaudoin are sisters "passionate about healthy local food" and co-founders of ZestyKits. Their meal kit service provides clients with seasonal and flavourful recipes, combined with farm-fresh local ingredients. ZestyKits are delivered directly so you can create delicious meals — and discover new flavours — right in your own home.
“Dinnertime can be stressful, time-consuming and overwhelmingly difficult; we want to change that,” shares co-founder Catherine Beaudoin. ZestyKits' purpose is to offer more than food, by making home cooking both easy and fun.
Annie and Catherine opened ZestyKits in May 2018. The Beaudoin sisters' Zesty recipes are easy, healthy and local. Each recipe follows the guidelines of the Canada Food Guide and offers a “farm to fork” experience. The co-founders believe Saskatchewan is filled with skilled farmers and producers who create outstanding ingredients. Annie and Catherine love to highlight this by featuring numerous Saskatchewan ingredients in each meal kit.
ZestyKits plans are flexible. Meal kits include three recipes a week and ingredients shipped right to your door at a pre-selected delivery time. Their service offers a variety of plans including with local meats, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly. Portions work out to approximately $12 per person per meal.
What are the Beaudoin sisters’ current favourite recipes? Annie loves their Lebanese couscous and Catherine’s favourite is green arepas, which she describes as “little tacos on steroids.”
What’s the secret to working so closely with a sibling? “We had a really good relationship to start with; we can communicate with minimal words — we haven’t fought at all! After only a year, our customer base is increasing rapidly, and this growth is really exciting.”
Annie and Catherine received entrepreneurial support through organizations such as Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK), Square One, and Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR). Audacity YQR is an initiative to nurture entrepreneurship in the Greater Regina Area that is supported by EDR.
Photos J&L Photography