Meet the Founders
The brains behind the bananas
Born into a family who loved good food, Katie’s mother got her started in the kitchen from an early age, planting the seed for a lifetime love of food and cooking, both through her job and her own culinary explorations.
Having worked in the food industry for over 20 years, Katie’s CV reads like a who’s who of the food world. She’s worked with so many successful international food and drink brands including Muller Yogurts, Clipper teas, Organix, 9bar, Lizis and The Great British Porridge Co. her success with these brands has allowed her to fulfil her other passion for travelling the world.
Work has taken Katie all over the globe, on those many trips Katie was constantly looking for a product to put her name to. Whilst in Asia - just before the global pandemic - Katie discovered banana crisps, it was love at first bite.
A huge banana and snack fan, banana crisps ticked all the boxes for her - health, nutrition, convenience and flavour. Upon her return Katie set about making her dream a reality and teamed up with her old friend Mike, together they began tailoring the flavours to suit European tastes and voila Katies Food Co was born…
Katie found that help in co-founder, Mike. A fellow foodie, Mike has developed a number of ethical brands and products in his career, supplying the likes of Waitrose, The Co-Op, Caffé Nero, among others. With over 16 years of experience in the FMCG sector, and having worked with growers, farmers and manufacturers across the globe, Mike joined forces with Katie.
Together, they are committed to sharing the exotic and unique flavour of Thai banana crisps with the world and to develop a responsibly-sourced, fun and functional snack that can be enjoyed by everyone, young and old.