Women Owned Wednesday - The Piping Gourmets


Company Name: The Piping Gourmets

Founded:  2011

WBENC Certified: 2013

HQ:  Miami, FL U.S.A.

Website: www.thepipinggourmets.com

Slogan: Baked Better For You

Retail: http://www.thepipinggourmets.com/store-locator/, National Sales: Whole Foods Market – Florida, South, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, North Atlantic, Mid-West, Rocky Mountain, Southern Cal, Northern Cal, Pacific Northwest Regions. Safeway/Albertsons – Northern Cal, Rocky Mountain and South West Regions, Wegmans, Earth Fair, Earth Orgins, MOMs Organic Market, Busch’s Market, Lucky’s Market, Raley’s, Bristol Farms, University of California San Diego. International Sales: Australia

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About the Products

The Piping Gourmets is a scrumptious line of Whoopie Pie snack cakes, that are baked for today’s conscious consumers. Certified Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher – Pareve and Non-GMO Project Verified, the Whoopie Pies are also free from the top 8 major allergens. Each Whoopie Pie is a single serving and is individually wrapped in colorful purple film with the certifications prominently printed. The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies are a great dessert for the whole family…made with plant based flavors & colors and sustainably sourced ingredients, the Whoopie Pies are available in five fabulous flavors in the grocer’s frozen dessert aisle and grab & go refrigerators.



Company Background

Batter Up, LLC dba The Piping Gourmets was founded by Leslie Kaplan and Carolyn Shulevitz. It was their fondness of food and experience in catering combined with their own children’s food allergies that guided the women to become entrepreneurs in the food industry. Watching food trends early on gave them insight into the direction of consumer wants and needs. In 2013 with passion, long hours and assistance from many mentors Leslie and Carolyn launched their Gluten Free and Vegan Whoopie Pies. They now have sales on two continents via national and international distributors. Focused on bringing a Baked Better for You snack cake to market, their Whoopie Pies are not only scrumptious, but are certified Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher-Pareve, Non GMO Project Verified and are free from the top 8 major allergens.


“We had the need to create, the desire to build, the determination to construct and the persistence to not quit. Building a business from the ground up has been an incredible journey. The ability to take an idea from your heart and bring it to market gives us an incredible sense of pride. It is with assistance from both WBENC and corporations with supplier diversity programs that have given us the opportunity to soar.”

- Leslie Kaplan, Co-Founder of The Piping Gourmets

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Posted on September 6, 2017 .