From United Nations to Entrepreneur
“There is no cheating with wholefoods”, says Chris, founder and owner of Chris’s Kitchen, in Perth. It’s easy to boost flavor with concentrates and additives, but with plants there is only what nature provides. “You have to work with the best in-season ingredients for maximum flavor”. The result is a cuisine that is not only delicious, but very nourishing.
Nutritious food was part of Chris’ childhood: from walnuts to cherries and massive pumpkins, everything was grown by her grandparents. Unusual for a kid, she used to eat all veggies, leaving meat behind – no wonder today she produces only plant based treats, savoury and sweet.
In 2013, Chris started experimenting predominantly with plant based foods in her home kitchen to escape the monotony of her desk job. She wrote a blog about her adventures in the food world and was surprised to get an enthusiastic audience who wanted to buy her treats. Chris sold her first bliss balls in 2014 and today she caters to around 150 cafes and restaurants around WA, operates her own deli in Perth, published a cookbook available worldwide (Nourishing Noodles) and has plans to expand so she can provide nutritious food to more people Australia-wide.
Chris proudly explains the set of company values that are at the heart of Chris’ Kitchen with the acronym SEEDS:
Supportive and inclusive team environment that is built on
Empathy, care, and fairness, which is
Exciting and fun, with great commitment to
Delicious, innovative, high-quality products, that help fund our
Social mission to create sustainable social impact.
Made with a variety of nuts and seeds, dry fruit, coconut and cacao products, spices and superfoods.
Brownies, bar & slices
Packed full of protein and wholesome ingredients, they will keep you going through the day.
Who We Support
The community and the world we live in are very important to us and we try as much as possible to be an active part of it. Locally, we purchase from local farmers, donate food to charitable causes and fundraisers and take part in local charitable events.
Each year we dedicate support to a variety of non-profits and we partner with like-minded businesses and individuals. Past support has included collaborations with Foodbank WA, Manna Inc, Oz Harvest, Cancer Council, local school and community groups. Through our donation tin at the deli and with the help of our customers we have raised thousands of dollars so far to feed the homeless.
At Chris’ Kitchen, we are passionate about ending hunger, empowering communities and creating meaningful employment opportunities where they are needed the most.
In 2020, Chris’ Kitchen made a commitment to sustainably donate 3% of annual profits to charities and causes that effectively aid hunger and employment crises. By supporting us and choosing our products, you are directly contributing towards supporting our causes.
Exceptional vegan food. Had the corn fritters, black bean burger patties and some of the raw protein balls and cakes. Some of the best plant based food I’ve ever had. Service is great and I really respect the fact that they’re a social enterprise and provide return to work opportunities to people that may ordinarily struggle to get into the workforce.
What an awesome cafe- friendly, delicious gluten free goodies and such a worthy cause.
So so good! Haven’t tried all the items on the menu however the BBQ Black Bean Patty is so yummy! Highly recommend 🙂
Chris’ Kitchen is a cute little cafe located in Carlisle, making amazing vegan and gluten free food. They don’t have a set menu but offer a huge selection of items in their cabinet, including stunning raw treats, cakes and slices, a variety of freshly made salads, fritters, burgers, rice paper rolls and soups. They also serve EPIC pancakes on Saturdays only, and have a number of frozen meals that you can take home, such as ratatouille, curry and pasta. They also have packaged vegan pizzas ($14, not GF) that you can take home and bake! There are two pancake flavours: Snickers: with banana, caramel sauce, peanut butter sauce, crushed peanuts, snickers bar pieces, topped with chocolate Ferrero Rocher: choc pancakes with bananas, caramel sauce, choc hazelnut sauce, berry jam and crushed hazelnuts and ferrero pieces, topped with chocolate.
A hidden gem! All cakes and sweets are vegan and gluten free. The pancakes are made fresh and are good. The coffee is lovely as are the staff and service. There's limited seating indoors on a bar table or outdoors on tables so come early for a seat or get takeaway. There's carparks along Mint St but not many, so park along the side streets and walk in. Highly recommended and can't wait to visit again
Best healthy and fresh gluten free lunches at reasonable prices. Amazing array of gluten free treats to indulge yourself and friends. Friendly service, always with a smile.