about us

Welcome to Hello Betina! ♥️  We bring to you a variety of Brazilian-inspired artisan spreads, antipasti and sauces. We offer natural products without the addition of additives. We create real food for real people in small batches using traditional techniques.

Hello Betina is local business based in Toronto runned by the Brazilian chef Carol Gauche, a lover of all things preserved. Carol was raised in a family that loved trying new flavours, which is why her business is lovingly named after the best cook in the world: her mom Betina. Many of Hello Betina's wonderful recipes have been collected over a lifetime from family and friends. Carol’s Omama is a major influence on Hello Betina with her amazing pickles, a community staple in the farmlands of Southern Brazil.

Carol and Pingo, the 'booth manager'.
Carol and Omama in vacay time. Huge jar is a pickle jar. It was treats time, folks!

Carol truly believes that our hands are an extension of our heart. In this light, all products are made with love and respect for our community and environment. We begin the process with fresh fruit and vegetables, sustainably sourced from Ontario farmers that highlight their love for local agriculture. We take great pride in reducing food waste by using ‘wonky’ fruits and vegetables to make our sauces, jams and antipasto. All of our jars are reusable and returnable. Stickers are paper-based and easy to brush off with warm soapy water and ta-da!

Hello Betina will remind you of sweet memories of times passed and evoke the sense of flavour you can only find in Mom's or Omama's kitchen. Each jar has a story to tell. From the moment you open it, you will feel a warm hug coming from our kitchen to yours. Enjoy with love.