Jeanne David of Outer Aisle Gourmet recently won $10,000 from the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation. This was a special cash award for a women who has been in business five years or less and is providing job opportunities and valuable ideas/services to the community, called the Successful Entrepreneurs Giving Back Award. This special award was in addition to being named a Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award recipient for 2017.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Jeanne David is the second youngest of 13 children. The idea for Outer Aisle Gourmet’s flourless products was born from the decision by David and her husband Dan to change the way they ate by cutting out sugar and processed carbs and increasing vegetables in their diets. To avoid the blandness that often goes along with eating healthy, she experimented with vegetables as a substitute for other ingredients in their favorite foods.
Her two best creations use cauliflower—the pizza crust and sandwich thins/tortillas—evolved from a family recipe. Once perfected, these products found their way onto the shelves of Whole Foods, Lazy Acres, and in health-conscious restaurants.
According to Cathy Feldman, Board Chair/CEO of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation, “Finding a niche in the heavily competitive food market is no easy feat, yet Jeanne has done exactly that. Outer Aisle Gourmet is a trendsetter in the healthy food category, and succeeded in providing delicious alternatives to those with dietary restrictions, or just wish to eat more healthily. And in the spirit of this award she has a long and generous history of giving back, making Jeanne truly deserving of this honor.”
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