The Secret Sauce: Interview with Veronica Fil from Grounded Foods

The Secret Sauce: Interview with Veronica Fil from Grounded Foods

By
Arman Anatürk
April 13, 2020

How a one lunged economist and her chef husband launched a dairy-nut-soy-free cheese company in Los Angeles.

Interview with Veronica Fil from Grounded Foods


In July of 2019 , Veronica Fil, an ex-economist and her husband Shaun Quade, an award-winning chef decided to pack up everything, scrape together their life savings and move from sunny Melbourne, Australia to the US to launch their cheese-free cheese company Grounded Foods.

Today, Grounded has over 30 different plant-based cheeses, is backed by Big Idea Ventures, and is one of the hottest alternative dairy companies covered in media outlets across the globe thanks to their innovative dairy-nut-soy-free cheese.

Veronica shares more about their journey and how they came up with the idea, what it's like to fundraise during a crisis and how she's kept a positive mindset despite the current situation.

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.

Written by
Arman Anatürk

Lived across North America, Europe and Asia, leading to my questionable cooking style. Jumped two feet forward into the startup world in 2013, and haven't looked back since. Always on the hunt for the next story or inside scoop to cover - email me or connect on LinkedIn.

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How a one lunged economist and her chef husband launched a dairy-nut-soy-free cheese company in Los Angeles.

Interview with Veronica Fil from Grounded Foods


In July of 2019 , Veronica Fil, an ex-economist and her husband Shaun Quade, an award-winning chef decided to pack up everything, scrape together their life savings and move from sunny Melbourne, Australia to the US to launch their cheese-free cheese company Grounded Foods.

Today, Grounded has over 30 different plant-based cheeses, is backed by Big Idea Ventures, and is one of the hottest alternative dairy companies covered in media outlets across the globe thanks to their innovative dairy-nut-soy-free cheese.

Veronica shares more about their journey and how they came up with the idea, what it's like to fundraise during a crisis and how she's kept a positive mindset despite the current situation.

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.

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How a one lunged economist and her chef husband launched a dairy-nut-soy-free cheese company in Los Angeles.

Interview with Veronica Fil from Grounded Foods


In July of 2019 , Veronica Fil, an ex-economist and her husband Shaun Quade, an award-winning chef decided to pack up everything, scrape together their life savings and move from sunny Melbourne, Australia to the US to launch their cheese-free cheese company Grounded Foods.

Today, Grounded has over 30 different plant-based cheeses, is backed by Big Idea Ventures, and is one of the hottest alternative dairy companies covered in media outlets across the globe thanks to their innovative dairy-nut-soy-free cheese.

Veronica shares more about their journey and how they came up with the idea, what it's like to fundraise during a crisis and how she's kept a positive mindset despite the current situation.

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.

How a one lunged economist and her chef husband launched a dairy-nut-soy-free cheese company in Los Angeles.

Interview with Veronica Fil from Grounded Foods


In July of 2019 , Veronica Fil, an ex-economist and her husband Shaun Quade, an award-winning chef decided to pack up everything, scrape together their life savings and move from sunny Melbourne, Australia to the US to launch their cheese-free cheese company Grounded Foods.

Today, Grounded has over 30 different plant-based cheeses, is backed by Big Idea Ventures, and is one of the hottest alternative dairy companies covered in media outlets across the globe thanks to their innovative dairy-nut-soy-free cheese.

Veronica shares more about their journey and how they came up with the idea, what it's like to fundraise during a crisis and how she's kept a positive mindset despite the current situation.

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.