The Muffin That Launched an International Empire
October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Nadja Piatka made a dream come true. Armed only with an idea and a $100 investment, she became an international supplier to the food industry. As an unemployed, single mother, she has an amazing story of taking a company out of her kitchen and creating a successful food company.
Since no one would hire her, she decided that she would hire herself. Nadja believed the world needed better tasting healthy food so she began experimenting with recipes in her kitchen and testing them on her children. She started her business by waking up in the early hours to bake and delivering her baked goods in her car to local coffee shops.
When her customer base grew, she outsourced her production and within a year became a supplier to McDonalds Canada. The healthy cranberry/orange muffin she created in her kitchen is still on McDonald’s menu 25 years later.
This success in the food industry grew her company to manufacture in the US and Canada and become a supplier to Subway and other large restaurant chains and retailers in the US and Canada.
Today she is the CEO of Holista Foods USA, a company that is dedicated to changing people’s lives through “better for you” foods. Holista Foods mission is to support the global fight against diabetes and obesity by delivering healthy delicious food.
Nadja is a leader of the “good carb revolution.” She and her team have developed the first line of clinically validated low glycemic pasta/noodles which are sold globally and to major grocery retailers in North America.
Along with her daughter, she created an annual event to empower women and has sponsored 32 Women Survivors of War throughout the world.