We had the good fortune of connecting with Sophie Singer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sophie, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I came up with my idea of having my own business while we were on lock down for Covid. I have always loved cooking and baking. My family and I were getting creative in the kitchen. I wanted to try and bake a new inspiring recipe. After looking in our pantry to see what was readily available, I came up with the idea of making homemade gluten-free granola. After my family tasted the recipe that I came up with, they encouraged me to sell it. I posted pictures on Instagram and immediately had people requesting to buy it. I came up with the name, Sophie’s Gluten Free Granola immediately. I have had a loyal customer base, including friends and family, for over a year now. I continue to get new customers each week and it makes me so happy to see their smiling faces.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My name is Sophie Singer and I am 21 years old. I live in Los Angeles, California. I was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, which is a medical condition arising from the underdevelopment of the optic nerve.
As a result, my physical and intellectual development were delayed and I have worked very hard in physical, occupational and speech therapies.
I have always loved helping my mom in the kitchen and developed a passion for baking. As I got older, I began to create my own recipes. My most recent creation has been my Gluten Free Granola. I have had tremendous sales and am grateful to have such loyal customers and the support of of my community. I plan to open my own bakery one day and employee others with disabilities.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to Lisa Ende for inspiring me to stay creative in the kitchen, The Maiden Community for your support and exposure to a wide customer base and to my family for loving me and always being my tasters.
Facebook: Sophie Singer
Photo credit to Public 311 Design