About Queens Premium
Shaikh, the founder of Queens Premium started the company in her kitchen after getting sick from using store-bought cooked onions in her butter chicken recipe. Passionate about cooking and a hard-working woman, immigrated to Canada from Dubai with her three kids in 2007. Working two jobs to support her family, she always made it a priority to make sure her kids received healthy and home-cooked South Asian meals. Farhana noticed a lot of South Asian cooking uses sauteed cooked onions in large quantities. Many hours are spent cutting around seven kilograms of fresh onions, cooking them, and then finally creating the recipe.
She wanted to cut down her time on cooking so she could spend more time with her kids and focus on more important work. Farhana used store-bought cooked onions in her butter chicken recipe from classic brands like French and Fresh Gourmet but noticed that her butter chicken looked and tasted horrible. The fried onions were filled with preservatives, unhealthy fillers like flour coating, and used low-quality oil.
Getting sick and frustrated with not having better options, she decided to make her own healthy cooked onions at home using high-quality sunflower oil and just fresh onions. Farhana packaged them and sold it to ten of her closest friends who shared the same frustration as her. It was a hit from day one as Farhana’s friends recommended their friends to order from her and the orders grew. She knew the opportunity she discovered had massive potential and wanted to help others like her as well. She partnered up with a co-packer and focused full time on the business with the help of her two sons to expand it by placing her product in retail stores herself and supplying to restaurants as well.
The journey to grow the business has been far from easy, however, Farhana has never been a quitter. She wanted to prove to her kids and herself that she can be successful. Her growing customer base and the team kept her going, always constantly improving the product and getting fulfilling requests to place it in more retail stores.
To make life easier for you! We get life can be hectic so our main focus is creating convenience-based food products that you can use to prepare recipes or use as a healthy topping. Queen's Premium everyday focus is to produce the best ready to serve garnishes, condiments and cooking ingredients. All our products are natural, have no added preservatives and are allergen free. We ethically source our ingredients while keeping taste and nutrition at the forefront of everything we do.
To innovate and produce convenient food products that are healthy, nutritious and delicious.