About Us
A Ladle, or kalchi , is an integral part of Cooking, and we got our truly Indian household name used commonly for preparing Indian delicacies. And that’s what you see in our labels; Kalchi is a brand of Mintsprint Foods and Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
Kalchi brings back the touch of tradition and heritage to the food you eat; let the taste of mother’s recipes come to life in recipes you prepare. Authentic, certified, fresh, healthy, nutritionally well balanced and easy-to-cook – just the way you want it.
Our Story so far
Kalchi Our Story So Far
Payal and Sudeep, the usual concerned parents of growing children and Shashi, an industry pro were at a crossroad, trying to identify healthy and nutritious, naturally fresh food options that were ready-to eat. The corporate world was not rocking the boats of the trio anymore. Their search lead them to materialise their idea of launching a food brand that would be sustainable and one that was built on the trust of the customers.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
It all started with a couple of cafes to promote healthy snacking but soon they had the urge to spread the consumption of their products to a larger consumer base. MintSprint was initially a part of Talentspeak Pvt. Ltd., the first venture of the team, a Company dedicated to provide high quality sports training programs to help individuals discover a healthy way to channelize their energy.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
They were soon joined by Aman, a techie who shared their dreams. A Chef, experienced in working at senior levels in famous F&B brands was hired, and Payal’s kitchen was converted into a workshop where the initial trials and countless lab tests were completed to get the desired tastes with a reasonable shelf-life, all without adding any artificial preservatives.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
They mastered their recipe from their customer’s feedback, and came out with the final product portfolio.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
The next steps included setting up a commissary kitchen in Mahadevpura in Bangalore where appropriate resources were procured to produce the spreads in a commercial way.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
And that’s how Kalchi was born, ready to be relished by Indian households who are looking to change, to the Kalchi way.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
They made their first retail entry through snack vending machines like Grabit, Snackit & Snacksmart, which are dispensed at various corporate workspaces in Bangalore.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
Not Just Wine & Cheese stores became their first organised retail partners.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
Aug 2017: Bigbasket came on board to spearhead their foray into the ecommerce space.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
Modern trade brands like Food Hall, Spar, Food World and Loyal World quickly introduced Kalchi to their shelves.
Kalchi Our Story So Far
In their endeavour to bring Kalchi to your doorstep they are working with the residential communities and expanding their direct-to-home presence by making the products available at stores in huge residential communities.
Farm to table, Freshness guaranteed
With kalchi you could be sure of utmost Quality & Reliability. Every process we undertake starting from procurement all the way to packaging and distribution are governed by our very own process guidelines.
Kalchi - PROCUREMENT
PROCUREMENT
Kalchi partners with high quality vendors to bring you the freshest produce.
Kalchi - COOKING
COOKING
We make sure utmost hygiene &sanitation is maintained in the kitchen, which is a closed environment at all times while cooking, processing & storing.
Kalchi - POST PROCESSING
POST PROCESSING
After the spreads and kebabs are cooked, they are blast-chilled at controlled environment and stored at -17 degrees before being sent for packaging.
Kalchi - PACKAGING
PACKAGING
The packaging unit is again a closed air-filtered environment. The spreads and kebabs are vacuum-sealed and then these shipped to stores, ready to adorn your breakfast platter which will leave you wanting for more.
Our Team
SUDEEP SRIVASTAVA
SUDEEP SRIVASTAVA
Leads the development and execution of Company’s long and short term plans and is responsible for maximising the value of the entity.
PAYAL SRIVASTAVA
PAYAL SRIVASTAVA
Manages the overall operations of the business with main focus on the people and process management practices, branding and product development initiatives. Payal is a Civil Engineer and a post graduate in HR. She has held various HR portfolios with leading Indian and multinational organisations.
Shashi Bhatia
Shashi Bhatia
Leads Business Development, Strategy and Investor Relations. Shashi has held leadership roles in many leading organisations nationally and internationally. He has penchant for setting up new projects and managing the enabling facilities.
Aman Vasdev
Aman Vasdev
Spearheading Sales and Distribution, Key Accounts and IT. Aman is Information Science Graduate from Bangalore Institute of Technology and certified SAP professional. He has significant experience in IT, consumer retail and Real Estate. Aman saw the value in associating with the founding team at idea stage and decided to be a part.