After failing to find quality, natural products for her family and clients of her retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand, my co-founder Jang Bauerle and I teamed up to found Mekhala. As a new, working mother, I had little time to cook, but wanted fresh healthy, home-made meals for my family and myself. I was frustrated with all the artificial additives and preservatives, and the high amounts of sugar in most Asian store-bought products. Together with my sister and Chief Sauceress, Diane, we created a range of yum products, inspired by the vegan meals at the retreat, for ourselves and our customers. After all, why can't life be delicious, easy and healthy?
Mekhala (which means "Goddess" in Thai) has since grown into a Singaporean/Thai whole foods brand that produces organic, all-natural, gluten and nut-free, vegan-friendly foods that make life easier, healthier and tastier for all. Our aim is to help everyone become kitchen Gods and Goddesses! Based in Singapore, we manufacture our products in our own facility in Chiang Mai, where we source beautiful ingredients from local farmers.
Sadly, Jang passed away during this time, but we continue to bring our dream to every customer – great, wholesome and sustainable Asian foods for you and your loved ones, giving back to the community, free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we love making them for you.
AT THE HEART OF OUR VALUES IS MINDFUL LIVING
We strive to minimise our environmental impact by sourcing local ingredients when possible, reducing waste, avoiding animal content and eschew the use of plastic.
We are grateful to be able to contribute with a healthier and delicious lifestyle for everyone, and therefore we genuinely show appreciation to our clients, partners and team members, and are committed to make them feel part of the Mekhala family.
Founded and run by an allfemale team, Mekhala is an equal opportunity company that is committed to empowering women and youths in our local community.
At Mekhala we are committed to improve the lives around us in every way we can. Our two main active contributions are empowering and offering work opportunities to women in our facility and support the Schools of Hope programme students from the Burmese Shan community in Thailand.