I am originally from Ilkley in West Yorkshire and I enjoyed a varied career in IT in London before having my family. That’s when I found my myself on the other side of the pond and became a partner and COO at Zen of Slow Cooking (a Yogini Brand). Zen is a Chicago based certified B Corp which I co-created with my business partner, Meg Barnhart, in the 7 years I lived there. We manufacture perfectly portioned, no nasties spice blends and infusions for the slow cooker, pressure cooker, and one-pot meals and in addition sell pre-prepped meal kits. (think Hello Fresh, Gousto etc.) What’s new in the last 12 months? Despite the pandemic we are growing in all channels. Our uplift has come at a time when more folks are seeking inspiration in their home kitchens. I think we’ve all felt the fatigue of home cooking everyday over the last 9 months. Finally as we work virtually through the pandemic I added a puppy to our family, a 16 week old Cavachon called Fino!
Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).