Our Story

Shivani’s Kitchen was established in 2014 when Shivani Dhamija recognized an opportunity to fill a gap in supplying Indian style home cooked food.  Initially established as an Indian food meal delivery service, the business grew into Indian food cooking classes in 2015.. 

We initially called our company Home Made Tiffin but couldn't get the name registered.  Finally, Shivani realized there shouldn't be anyone with her name selling Indian food.  She applied to get Shivani's Kitchen registered, and the rest is history!

The growing demand for cooking classes led to the launch of Shivani’s own Indian cooking spice blends in 2016. These products allowed the company to enter the wholesale marketplace with Pete’s Frootique in 2016 and Sobeys in 2019

The company moved to The Station Food Hub in Newport Station to focus on the production, packaging an distribution of Indian foods, spices, and sauces.   

In 2018 Shivani opened a takeout restaurant at the Seaport Market so people could enjoy Indian food at home.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the business to shift direction putting the cooking classes on hold and closing the restaurant at the Seaport Market in 2020. 

From Food Delivery to Food Production Plant

Shivani closed the door to her restaurant at the Seaport Market the end of August 2020 to focus on her new venture – Food Production Plant!  Located in The Station Food Hub at the Newport Station in West Hants, Nova Scotia! 

“I’m excited about our Food Plant and it will help keep up with the demand for our Spices and Sauces!”

Shivani’s Kitchen also distributes  paneer, a popular Indian style soft cheese and prepares and markets ready to eat meals for select wholesale markets. Products can be found at various farm markets throughout Nova Scotia. 

As of today, we are on the shelves of many retail stores throughout Atlantic Canada and the United States and restaurants and cafes in HRM. If you are a restaurant, cafe, farm market, and/or grocery store we would love to hear from you!

Supporting Entrepreneurs

While growing her business, Shivani has helped other entrepreneurs, especially women and immigrant entrepreneurs because she knows the struggles they may have to face and supports them.  She strongly believes that the success of Nova Scotia and Canada is found in its' people and giving back!!