When our founder, Patricia Di Chiara couldn’t find a chocolate spread like the kind she used to enjoy growing up in Italy that was safe for her son’s school lunch, she made her own!
"Luisella is named after my mother who gave me a lifetime of memories in true Italian fashion of sitting at her table watching her as she made healthy and delicious meals filled with love for her family.
When I moved to Canada, I studied culinary arts and relished in the opportunity to feed my family, as my mother had, with nurturing food made with love.
It wasn’t long before I realised that the occurrence of serious allergies was far more likely in North America than it was in Europe and many of the treats we enjoyed so much in Italy were off limits for my son if he was to take them to school. I searched high and low for allergen-free, safe alternatives for many of these items. And when the search fell short, I decided to make my own.
Luisella Foods was born!"
- Patricia Di Chiara, Founder Luisella Foods