Spirit Award Recipient, 2015
Best of the Best Judge
Managing an olive oil company for someone else and feeling restricted in what she could sell, who she could sell to, and how she should sell it, single mother Kathy Griset created her own firm, Cibaria International Incorporated in 1998. Since that time the company has been selling edible oils and balsamic vinegars in branded and private labels. Located in Riverside, the firm has a 130,000 square foot building, with plans to add a 20,000 square foot clean-room facility and 328,000 gallon tank storage. As a result, Griset plans to double the firm’s sales in the next 3-5 years.