At the onset of his career, aspiring interior design guru and founder of iconic home fragrance brand Slatkin & Co. Howard Slatkin bumped into an equally adventurous color consultant named Torie Burke. Little did they know the journey that lay before them. As their businesses flourished, their career paths became entwined and a great partnership was forged. Together they would ride to the top of their respective professions, working on some of the most important and prestigious design projects in the world.
Wherever their jobs would take them, their days would be filled working on design projects, while their evenings were spent celebrating local cuisine, exploring farmers markets and visiting restaurants that ranged from the humble to the renowned. Their passion eventually grew into the dream of one day starting their own specialty food company.
Coincidentally, along the road somewhere, each of them experienced a health related event that would have a significant impact on their life. For Howard, losing over a hundred pounds led to a renewed focus on eating as healthy and nutritionally conscious as possible. On his new lifestyle regimen, it became paramount to Howard that he optimize his consumption by eating only the most delicious and healthful foods and ensuring that every single calorie consumed had earned its pleasure quotient. For Torie, it was the onset of severe food allergies that forced her to make serious changes in her life and in her diet. These new restrictions made finding satisfying snacks all the more difficult, and all the more important.
With a new dedication to nutrition in their lives and the relative lack of healthy, indulgent snacks on the market, it became apparent that the time was right to fulfill their dream of starting their own snack food company. And so Torie & Howard was born, out of a mutual love of delicious & all natural foods that soothe the soul and nourish the body.