After having travelled across Europe for the sake of discovering – OK, and studying too – Yasmine and Marie met again in their « mother town », where their friendship started 7 years ago: in Brussels. The way forward was quite obvious… Yasmine, 'smarty pants', dusted an old family recipe; Marie, 'food freak', just loved it: “Yummyyyyyy”, she screamed! This is how the project’s name was born.
At first, it wasn’t easy for sure. They had to handle a rough transition from comfy, well furnished, and warm offices to cold muddy foodstands at music festivals in Belgium, such as Couleur Café or Ronquières (yeah, Italy seemed suddenly so much better to Yasmine…). Though, they would not trade these epic and tough moments for the world… People’s reactions and encouragements were so amazing that it gave them strength to keep going on their adventures.
Let's get practical now... We promote a meat-free product, as an alternative meal, which is natural, protein- and iron loaded, and most importantly super yummy! Our product is targeted towards professionals (B2B) as well as final consumers. We currently provide a product in three different formats, yet we hope to broaden our range with brand new flavors “from across the world”!
We choose to elaborate a frozen product, which has never been (pre-)cooked, mainly for those three reasons:
- To avoid any «nasty junk ingredients », such as conservatives, additives, etc.
- To get an awesome and unique texture when biting on it: both crunchy and soft, all at once!
- To offer both professionals and final consumers an easy way to manage their stocks, without any waste.
According to the saying, an image is worth a thousand words. In a nutshell, our lovely product is...
As good products are even tastier when you know where they come from, Yumm’eat chooses to carefully select its suppliers. We want to know them as well as their stories, their passions, their requirements in terms of quality, … Thus, we mostly work with LOCAL and/or ORGANIC ingredients!
On the practical side (some of you may have wondered), we work at Co-oking.
It is a shared-space kitchen (meeting hygiene and legal requirements) that allows us to both produce by renting the space according to our needs and be legally allowed to sell our produced wonders (helloooooo).
Since almost a year, we have become the « veggie ladies » for some big companies, such as Engie Electrabel, Ethias, or Greenkitchen as well as European schools. But “as a final customer, how can we find you (you may ask)?” Well…
Last but not least, we already imagined the next steps in terms of product ranges… We want to create a « flavors from the world » range, and quite soon, to satisfy various tastes while keeping the leguminous base - going for Thaï or Mexican spices, for instance. I beg you pardon? You already have your mouth drooling and travelling the world just by reading this? We feel the same! With this new range of products, we could scale up and be present abroad…until we reach the Final Goal: launching a veggie “fast food” chain (with vegan options) which would provide products adapted to every country or culture.
Ok, protein- and ironloaded leguminous are great… But what about actually having the duty of grinding them?! Let us be real here, in order to get the fantastic texture we aim at, the work required doesn’t feel like holidays! We are currently thrilled by the fact that we use a manual grinder (we are serious here!) as no intermediary solution can be found. That is why we want to invest into a professional grinder, which would prevent us from becoming “right-arm bodybuilders”! Plus, demand is getting bigger and bigger. In other words…:
In practice, the targeted amount will be allocated to both financing the grinder and the rewards. Moreover, in case of success, 8% of the targeted amount will be given to Kisskissbankbank's platform.
If the 8500€ goal is not reached within 45 days, all contributors will get their money back. Although, you assume it well, our goal is to celebrate a tremendous success with you all! Even more, we actually can exceed our 8500€ goal, so let us be mad, ambitious, and craving for good food!!!
So many projects and dreams…which can become true with your support! <3