Wood Centre Podcast Series: Kiran Bains
Kiran Bains, MSc, RD is a registered dietitian and multiple business owner. She is co-founder of Food Venture Program, an entrepreneur incubation business for food and beverage entrepreneurs and founder of Kiki’s Kookies, a gluten-free baked goods business. She completed her Masters at the University of Guelph with research focused on nutrition and consumption behavior and with the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) on the sustainability of animal protein and the impact of veganism on the environment.
She has developed food products in the Guelph-Wellington Region and continues to help other food entrepreneurs develop their food/beverage product ideas for retail distribution with a focus on integrating environmentally sustainable business practices.
Kiran is passionate about integrating environmental sustainability into the core practices of food industry businesses and loves mentoring new food business owners. She is a creative thinker and ultimately enjoys using her passion for food, research, and design to help businesses develop creative retail-ready food products.