Behind the Plate


December 4, 2015

Omar Rada (@omar) is the founder of Misen, a kitchenware company making top-notch chef’s knives that has one heck of a story. Misen started as a Kickstarter campaign that crowdfunded over fourteen times its campaign goal in the first few hours! Omar’s early success has clearly shown that the Misen chef’s knife is a much needed product in the kitchenware market. Knives are on pre-order with a Spring 2016 ship date. And while you eagerly anticipate your knife, you can get to know Omar!

What’s your business in ten words or less?
Premium, quality kitchenware at honest prices.

What’s the most important thing we should know about your business?
At Misen, we know quality kitchen tools are vital for a better cooking experience, yet by themselves are nothing. It all starts, and ends, with good ingredients.

How do you define good food?
Olive oil + garlic + salt + pepper + almost anything.

What was your biggest challenge in relation to your business?
Finding the right knife maker to partner with. This was a long, drawn-out search that was incredibly frustrating at times, but ultimately we found a partner we are thrilled to be working with.

Who is your food inspiration?
My mom 🙂 Like many other mothers, everything she prepares is sublime.

Best part about being in the food industry?
The FOOD itself! How can it not be!?

Worst part about being in the food industry?
Not enough time to eat all the good food!

If you weren’t doing what you’re doing, what would you be doing?
Professional dad-joke teller. Two peanuts were walking down a dark alley. One was a salted.

Who is one famous person, dead or alive, that you want to share a meal with? And where?
Such a good question! But my celebrity IQ is zero!

What’s always in your fridge?
Almond milk, always!

Your good food wish?
Transparency in our food supply chain.

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