FOR-M graduate Nommli was one of the six companies that received a $10,000 grant at the recent Founder Showcase. The Madison-based company has developed a food technology platform designed to sell authentic food from various cultures to a national audience. The food kits step beyond everyday favorites, like Mexican and Italian fare, and provide cuisines that are unfamiliar to many Americans, such as Himalayan and Indonesian options.

Co-founders Padmini Chintakayala and Raj Peddapati are originally from India. The couple became passionate about the connection between culture and food through their children.

“I found myself very often balancing the world of food and culture between the world I live in here and what I want to pass down to my kids,” Chintakayala said.

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