Name & role within the business:

Sam Pellerito, CEO

Name of business:

CinSoy Foods



Brief description of the goods/services you provide:

CinSoy Foods is a small batch fermenter of soy sauce, tamari, miso and tofu using all Ohio ingredients.

Location & markets you serve:

Cincinnati, retail, food service, e-commerce

Any notable achievements you are proud of (both personal & business):

Placement into Whole Foods, Giant Eagle Market District, and other regional retail channels.

Is this your full-time job currently? If not, describe your current job and any tips/tricks on how you balance both:

Yes I am full time.

What drives your passion for this business?

My love for food started early.  My family has been in the wholesale food business for 4 generations.  At 14 I started my first job as a dishwasher.  I have worked all over the world and have a gold medal at The Welsh International Culinary Championships.

Favorite small/local business you frequent:

Kiki Cincinnati and Findlay Market

What are you most hoping to take away from this program?

We are planning for growth.  Our hope is to learn more about how successful food startups positioned themselves to gain market share and placement nationally.  Our objective is to be in 200+ new retail outlets by the end of the year.

Anything else you’d like us to know about you?

Our team is made up of ex-chefs and front of the house experts.  Our passion can be tasted in everything we make.

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