We want you to feel good about what you fuel your body with while helping divert good food from the trash. Our ultimate vision is to create as minimal waste as possible by upcycling imperfect produce destined to be thrown out, into healthy plant-based products. We believe in the importance of taking responsibility for the earth around us and hope to lead by example by providing a sustainable option.
Our products are all made from scratch with plants and love in Toronto, ON. Health is very important to us and we want to provide you with the nourishment your body deserves. We create our products surrounding the notion of a whole food plant-based lifestyle in order for you to fully thrive and experience the many benefits this planet offers.
We are a collective starting a revolution to change our food systems. Join us on this mission.
HOW IT STARTED
Bruized is a women run start-up that combats food waste through education and yummy eats. I started this venture with little more than my love for food and passion for sustainability. After working in many kitchen as a line cook and then studying food waste during my last year of university, I saw an obvious connection. The problem outlined in my studies unfolded right before my eyes during my everyday shifts. I was completely shocked that so much food was being wasted and tried my best to reduce it as much as possible - Trust me, I took my fair share of leftovers home each night.
This new perspective made me curious about how much edible food was being lost or wasted within our current food system, and what solutions were being offered. I wanted to dig deeper, so I visited local farms and checked out the backs of grocery stores. From the many conversations had, it was apparent that good food going to waste was commonplace, and a real issue across the value chain. An opportunity for change presented itself and thus Bruized was born.
Monique Chan, Founder.
MEET THE TEAM
Monique studied food waste in her last year of university and this newfound knowledge sparked inspiration to create a change in the current food industry. With her complimenting passions of plant-based cooking, sustainability and health, she envisioned a business and community that could highlight all these topics and thus Bruized was born.
Eva became increasingly passionate and inspired about plant-based healthy eating and the importance of sustainable living by working and spending time in the outdoors. After graduating with a degree in psychology, Eva teamed up with Monique to help her with the Bruized business vision.
Justice is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto with a BFA in New Media. In addition to creating and exhibiting her personal art, she helps Bruized spread their message with her original branding, illustrations, web and graphic design.