In the beginning
Founder Ashley Phelps discovered at an early age that she had food sensitivities and allergic reactions to chemical additives in products. With a nutritionist mother, eating healthy has always been a priority and Ashley grew up aware of what was in her food and paid close attention to her diet and how it affected her health. With a rather substantial sweet tooth, finding wholesome dessert options has been a life-long mission for Ashley. Especially chemical-free, colorful, playful desserts that are both kid friendly and mom approved.
Read more about Ashley's journey in "The Passion Behind the Product", Huffington Post.
With a background in the arts, Ashley appreciates the creativity of pastry decoration and using food color for artistic expression. Today, headquartered in Bend, Oregon Ashley experiments with recipes in her test kitchen, trying out new color products and making tasty treats. ColorKitchen’s products are sold in more than 2000 retail locations in the US, as well as in the UK and Germany. ColorKitchen has recently expanded its product line to include bulk sizes, offering healthy color solutions to a larger market of food producers.
Ashley most enjoys consulting with small food manufacturers on their color solutions. Whether it be an ice cream shop looking for a seasonal color blend, or a CBD gummy candy, her knowledge of natural colors benefits a wide range of food producers from bakeries, gourmet doughnut shops, artisan ice cream makers, to the cannabis industry. She also loves judging food competitions!