Britteny Bryan and Nicholas Harlow are the founders of Berkano Foods.
Born and raised in Christchurch, Nick learned all his cooking skills from his nana Fay. After Nick graduated high school he pursued his career in music by completing an audio engineering degree at Mainz. Once he had finished his degree he entered the work force as a warehousing manager.
After a year working at his high stress job, Nick left to pursue something more meaningful. He had saved all his money working and wanted to invest it into something but didn’t know what. When he found veganism, he was passionate about making people aware of the damages caused by the meat, dairy and egg industry.
Born in Invercargill and raised in Christchurch, Britteny became interested in health and fitness when she started a degree at Canterbury University a few years ago. She moved into a flat in Riccarton and had to learn how to cook. About 2 years ago she found veganism through research and documentaries. She was already well into her fitness journey so adapting a plant-based diet went perfectly with her ethos.
Being on the go, Britteny soon realised that it was hard to find healthy vegan food when she was out and about, which prompted her to start thinking of ways she could help herself and others.
Berkano Foods is driven by compassion and as a company, we specialize in delivering high quality, gourmet dishes. Our meals are guaranteed to be cruelty-free, vegan and delicious. Berkano is 100% owned and operated by vegans and is proudly made in Christchurch.
Our company is focused on providing people with the choice of plant-based meals at the convenience of being readily eaten. We know time is everything and in this day and age we seem to have little time to cook. We also not only want to provide convenience, but also quality. We only use quality ingredients and we cook small batches to ensure the best tasting food.
Our vision for the future is to make our meals available at affordable prices throughout New Zealand. We want to see our brand in the supermarkets and we want veganism to triumph.