Renee Dunn, Founder of Amäzi Foods: From managing a yoga studio to launching a sustainable food brand in Uganda

April 8, 2020

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“I just remember I was walking down the street with a friend and I was like, “I think I am going to sell plantain chips!” and she was like “OK!? Uh, I don’t know what that means but OK!” and I was like, “I don’t know what that means either.” But I got a plane ticket to Uganda and told myself I’d give myself that time to more or less do a viability study and see what came out of it and take it from there!” — Renee Dunn, Founder of Amäzi Foods

Meet Renee Dunn, the founder of Amäzi Foods, a delicious, ethically made and sustainably sourced food company that works with farmers and manufacturers in Uganda.

In today’s episode Renee and I chat about:

  • What led her to launch a sustainable food brand in Uganda.
  • The journey she underwent to find local Ugandan farmers, manufacturers, etc.to help her build Amäzi Foods
  • The challenges she faced in creating the perfect plantain chip + how she went about creating the flavors for her plantain chips and jackfuit chews. #delicious
  • Her biggest entrepreneurial challenges and lessons learned (pre-COVID-19).
  • Her biggest “fake it till you make it” moment of her career (this was hilarious, btw!)
  • Challenges and joys around working with the local Ugandan farmers and manufacturers.
  • The importance of conscious consumerism & creating fair trade products.
  • The importance of trusting and following your intuition.

This was such a wonderful conversation. Truly hope you enjoy it! Happy listening! 

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