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CBC News: One entrepreneur's road from takeout restaurant to spice and sauce export

CBC News: One entrepreneur's road from takeout restaurant to spice and sauce export

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Shivani's Kitchen won a $10,000 prize from CUA to expand its production capacity and start exporting.
Marie Mullally, president, and CEO of CUA said "the prize was given after the judges were impressed by the innovation of the business, but Shivani's Kitchen is far from the only restaurant she's seen that is working on new ideas."
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Amazing Women and Favorite Local Brands across Canada

Amazing Women and Favorite Local Brands across Canada

So proud to be part of this celebration for #internationalwomenday2021 and to be part of the amazing women and favorite local brands featured across the country in Sobeys and Foodland! So very grateful!

I'll never forget the day our spice blends got the green light to be on the shelves of Sobeys.  It brought tears to my eyes.  Fast forward and now our authentic ready to use sauces and spice blends can be found in most Sobeys and Foodland stores throughout Atlantic Canada.  Thank you Sobeys for being such a supporter of small businesses and making a small business female business owner's dream come true.  

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Valuing Women. Working for Change.

Valuing Women. Working for Change.

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DIVERSE WOMEN ON CANADA -  STORIES OF RESILIENCE

DIVERSE WOMEN ON CANADA - STORIES OF RESILIENCE

This Women's Day, we with Patrimoine canadien -- Canadian Heritage celebrate not just being a woman but also the beauty of their diversity with our event, Diverse Women of Canada - Stories of Resilience.

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It's a WRAP! Maritime Made on Eastlink Television

It's a WRAP! Maritime Made on Eastlink Television

IT's a WRAP!! Live on #MaritimeMade TV!!! Find out what goes on behind the scenes at Shivani's Kitchen Sunday (Feb21) at 7:30PM (AST) on Eastlink Community TV, channels 10 and 610.

A huge THANKS to Eastlink and Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) A special thanks to the production team at Firefly Digital Media!!!

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THE PIVOT: Shivani’s Kitchen eyeing Dragon’s Den

THE PIVOT: Shivani’s Kitchen eyeing Dragon’s Den

  • The Players: Shivani Dhamija owns Shivani's Kitchen, a maker of fresh, salt-free Indian spice blends and sauces in Newport Station, near Windsor.  
  • The Problem: When COVID-19 killed the cruise ship season, Dhamija shut down Shivani's Kitchen restaurant at the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market in August.
  • The Pivot: A month after closing the restaurant, Dhamija opened a food processing plant in Newport Station and now sells products through Sobeys and Food land in the Maritimes and United States. Within the next two years, she is planning to quadruple the size of her kitchen, operate 24-7 and take her products to the world.
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Shivani's Kitchen Spice Blends enter AMAZON Marketplace

Shivani's Kitchen Spice Blends enter AMAZON Marketplace

Official Announcement Shivani's Kitchen authentic spice blends now on AMAZON. "It seems like it was just yesterday we were only selling at the Farmers Markets in Nova Scotia. We've come so very far and are so appreciative!

Thank you to everyone in Atlantic Canada for supporting and falling in love with our delicious authentic spice blends. It’s been a lot of work and now we’ve gained entry into Amazon.ca."

BOUNDLESS

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Nomination RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

Nomination RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

"It's such an honor to be nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.  A very big thank you to everyone that's supported the growth of Shivani's Kitchen, this journey and nomination would not have been possible without you, and I can only show my love and appreciation for you."

 

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Canada Prestige Awards - Indian Food Wholesalers of the Year

Canada Prestige Awards - Indian Food Wholesalers of the Year

We are excited and proud to announce Shivani's Kitchen has been nominated and recognized as the winner as the Indian Food Wholesalers of the Year 2020/2021 by the Corporate LiveWire Canada Prestige Awards.

Published: TBD (January 21, 2021 Confirmation of Winner)

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Best Deals in February 2021 (and What to Avoid)

Best Deals in February 2021 (and What to Avoid)

Shivani's Kitchen featured Best February's Deals in 2021 by Trae Bodge, the Smart Shopping Expert and MSN. 

 

 

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Board of Director for Food & Beverage Atlantic (FBA)

Board of Director for Food & Beverage Atlantic (FBA)

Honored to announce Shivani Dhamija, founder of Shivani’s Kitchen is now a Board of Director for Food & Beverage Atlantic (FBA). 

“I’m overwhelmed with happiness,” says Shivani.  A Board of Director for Food & Beverage Atlantic is an important role, and helps shape the way for other food processors in the region. I really love food, and the food industry, so this is a great fit! 

I’m looking forward to helping advance and support the food processors in the region together with the FBA, and I'm so very grateful for this opportunity!” Message from Shivani Dhamija, founder of Shivani's Kitchen. 

The industry is an important economic driver with about 20,000 diverse food businesses and export sales exceeding $6.1 billion in 2017.

Boundless.

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How to Successfully Build Your Brand in a New Country

How to Successfully Build Your Brand in a New Country

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