Lush Gourmet in Grand Rapids

170016_LushGR_Blog_0012.jpg#asset:4275If you have visited our West Side location lately, you’ve probably been introduced to Lush Gourmet Foods through the delightful smells of our latest batch of Rose and Pink Peppercorn Almonds or Hot Curry Peanuts. In case you haven’t heard, Ferris invested in Lush Gourmet Foods of Kalamazoo, MI last year. Bisera Urdarevik, founder of Lush Gourmet, has joined the Ferris team as Creative Director of Product Development. Today, we’re happy to officially announce that Lush Gourmet operations have successfully transitioned from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids. Bisera has been getting settled in the new Lush production space behind the retail shop, we encourage you to follow your nose, stop by, and taste the freshest batch!

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Stepping into her role in product development, Bisera has been working closely with our team to help test and create some exciting new, exciting products both for Lush and Ferris. Stay tuned to see what we cook up!

We asked Bisera to share some of her favorite things about being here in Grand Rapids. Here’s what she had to say:

Moving to Grand Rapids and into the Ferris family has truly been one of the easiest and smoothest transitions I’ve had. Part of it could be the fact that it happened so quickly and I didn’t have much time to process, but the majority of what I attribute it to is that the entire team welcoming me in with no reservations. Without a doubt, this has been one of the best life decisions I’ve ever made.
Aside from that, settling into the city of Grand Rapids has been great; there are endless restaurants and breweries to visit and neighborhoods to explore. A few of my favorites lately have been Donkey Taqueria, Founders Brewing Company, Butcher’s Union, Grove, and just about anything in the Downtown Market.
Lastly, I can’t go without mentioning our coffee shops! Our Trust Building location has to be one of my favorites in all of Michigan. It’s beautifully designed and the coffee is perfection, but it really comes back to the people. Each team member is welcoming from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave and will happily share all of their coffee knowledge, without being pretentious. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to be settled into Ferris and Grand Rapids, and am looking forward to many more years here!

If you see Bisera around, be sure to give her a warm welcome. If you’re not in the area, you can check out our new product offerings online!

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