Kansas City Founder Feature: Kate From Vain Foods

This week we’re highlighting Kate, the founder of our Kansas City store Vain Foods! They make extraordinary vanilla extract by hand using the best vanilla beans and top shelf spirits.

Keep reading to learn more about Vain Foods and Kate’s favorite gifts!

What inspired you to start your business?

My mom gave me A LOT of vanilla beans one year and I decided to make teacher’s gifts of vanilla extract. I shared with a chef friend about my gifts and he knew that vanilla can be made even more delicious when made with a variety of top-shelf spirits. We developed our hand-crafted line of exceptional vanilla extracts to complement the ingredients in your recipes and give them unforgettable flavor.

What is the meaning behind your business’ name?

Vain – There’s nothing boring about our exceptional vanilla extracts. The flavor will have you showing off your favorite recipe and everyone asking for the recipe!

One-liner on what your business offers?

We combine the best vanilla beans and top-shelf spirits in our hand-crafted vanilla extracts.

What is your go-to gift from your business?

Our Baker’s Box, a set of 3 (2 ounce) vanilla extracts in three varieties

What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?

My husband made small paperweights to represent the birth weights of our preemie triplets.

What is your word of advice to someone wanting to start their own business?

Ask yourself if you are a problem solver and you like learning new things. You’ll do both every single day in your business. It takes courage and perseverance!

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