CBC News: One entrepreneur's road from takeout restaurant to spice and sauce export
Shivani Dhamija had to close her Indian food restaurant in 2020, but that wasn't the end
In a year when many restaurants saw hard times and some closed their doors, Shivani Dhamija's small Indian takeout eatery in Halifax's Seaport Farmers' Market was among the casualties of COVID-19.
"It was a very hard time for me. And it was a very rough decision, especially because the restaurant was my baby. I had invested my time, my money, and my dedication to it," she said.
Dhamija closed the restaurant in August 2020 after two years in business. But that wasn't the end of the story for the business she calls Shivani's Kitchen.
Dhamija already had a side line of spice blends and ready-made kitchen sauces that she sold through 13 local stores in the Halifax area. With the restaurant closed, she poured her efforts into those products, which all use recipes passed down from her grandmother to her mother.
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