“Mushrooms are delicious and mysterious.”
Jimmy Kunz’s appreciation of food runs deep. He grew up in a home where his father was an award-winning chef. He gained exposure to international flavors as he attended the United Nations International School. And he found himself jobs cooking in restaurant kitchens, managing an organic vegetable farm, and in sales and distribution for an artisanal sausage company. This breadth of experience in the food industry gave him steady footing as he found his entrepreneurial inspiration: truffles. Truffles are difficult to grow commercially, and so they are still unfamiliar to many American diners. Jimmy developed his own recipes for bringing out the earthy, pungent flavor of truffles in ways that his customers would find irresistible and easy to use. In addition to providing his wares to restaurants and retailers, Jimmy distributes them himself through farmer’s markets and seasonal pop-up restaurants.