Root Kitchen is brought to you by Brother in Law and Sister in Law (we know, random combination) David & Rishma. We come from a family of foodies and are on a mission to fill Britain's freezers with amazing 100% plant based frozen meals.
Rishma’s mother, Laila Remtulla MBE, started a ready meal business from her kitchen table in 1986 growing it to a company that currently employs more than 350 people. Rishma joined the business in 2007 and has progressed to become NPD Director working with a team of development chefs to create ready meal ranges for some of the UK’s leading supermarkets.
The idea for Root Kitchen came in late 2019. Rishma has suffered from fatigue and immunity based health issues for a number of years and was subsequently diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems.
After trailing a plant based diet, Rishma realised there were very few convenient, nutritious and affordable options for people like her, so she took to the kitchen and started creating.