meet vanessa

Since she was a child, growing up in Paris, Vanessa's universe has been influenced by diverse smells and flavors. Her multicultural background provided her the opportunity to appreciate the French refined chocolats and patisseries, the delicious Italian gelati and gianduja, the flavorful kaesekuchen from Eastern Europe, and the crunchy boulou and honey based desserts from Tunisia. Her international travels, European background and recent years living in NYC and above all California, have taught her not only the most cutting edge essential rules of nutrition and a balanced diet, but how to adapt them to the local philosophies and lifestyles.

Passion, pleasure, taste, sustainability, ethics, quality and functional foods are HNINA's founding principles. Vanessa's passion comes from her insistence that food must be both delicious and good for you. Bridging this gap has been her goal. She loves special textures, flavors, smells, taste and nutrition. She can't live without dark chocolate and nuts…yes,

She's nuts about chocolate!

Vanessa Morgenstern-Kenan, Paris. Tunisia.