#TahiniTogether Week 1 Update

Week 1:

Hi friends,

We tahinied together for a whole week and have already met 12% of our goal! We’re extremely thankful to everyone who backed the campaign in the first week, shared our news on social media, and has followed our progress along the way.

We started our first week with a bang! On our official launch day, February 21st, we had a great time gathering with like-minded entrepreneurs at a Conscious Capitalism mixer at Cross Campus DTLA. Guests got to sample our three flavors of Sesamaise Tahini dips, and many were so excited that they contributed to the campaign on the spot! 

We hosted a really fun live cooking demo at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Sunday. We were met with a warm reception and a very experienced young chef who helped out with mashing avocados! :)

A big shoutout to everyone who helped to spread the word about our peacebuilding mission! Net Impact LA wrote a fantastic article about Sesamaise social enterprise model and if you want to dive even deeper into Ceci’s story, check out Social Impact Diary’s “Is Your Tahini Making a Difference?

Lastly, we’re ecstatic because of all of the good things we’re hearing about the first week’s tasting parties! From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., thank you to our hosts Amanda, Laney, Emily, Robyn and Claudia and everyone who showed up to dip! If you attended a tasting party and are inspired to throw your own, please let us know.

Thank you everyone so much for your support and for following us on this journey! We’d love to see how you use your Sesamaise Tahini Dips, and see photos from your tasting parties, so remember to use the hashtag #tahinitogether and tag @sesamaise in your photos.

Next up:

Thursday, March 1st, join us and fellow food business founders and lady bosses from Trashfish Box and Swipe Out Hunger at Indie Brewing in Downtown LA with the Los Angeles Social Enterprise Alliance. Register here for free!

Saturday, March 3rd, our friends at Macha and Margs, Food with Feels, and More Than Food are hosting a yoga class and tahini tasting party at Core Power Yoga in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA! Follow them all on Instagram to see  updates of their party and to attend if you’re in ATL.

Sunday, March 4th, as always come visit us at the Main Street Santa Monica Farmers’ Market!

Tuesday, March 6th, Ceci will be in New York for an exclusive, influencer-only tahini tasting party with Jamie Stahl from Adventures of Ape! More info here.

Thursday, March 8th, LA Kitchen will be hosting their “Power of Food” event - From Seed to Plate: Middle Easterners Talk Tahini. Come talk tahini with us, chef Amelia Saltsman, and Palestinian Tahini Maker Ala Tamam!


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