GinoTheSoupMan was started in the home kitchen of Gino & Juli Scala in 2008. It is their commitment to make healthy, great tasting soups for all who care to eat them. All products are made responsibly, meaning that the highest considerations are taken to lessen the impact on mother earth. Every soup is blessed with love and appreciation!
The first soup was Totally Tomato. The Reno Juice Box Yoga Studio owner heard about the soups and soon brought them in to sell at the studio to hungry students. Sales increased quickly and before you know it UNR asked the couple to put a restaurant in at the campus and in 2010 Pathway’s Café was born. Pathway’s still thrives today. Soon after the Pathway’s opening the Great Basin Food Coop started selling GinoTheSoupMan soups and shortly after that Whole Foods Reno, then Roseville, and now 13 stores in Northern California. In March 2013, the couple then opened Great Full Garden’s Café & Eatery in Reno’s bustling Midtown District.
One day, Gino & Juli were playing with ingredients and found that by using almond milk instead of dairy cream that you could actually taste the flavor of the vegetables rather than the cream that is more commonly used. No dairy film in your mouth. The soups are Vegan and most flavors are gluten free and have amazing depth and flavor. The homemade broth is called the Mother Sauce and it is the base of all the soups. Carrots, Onions, Celery, Herbs de Provence, and Sherry are carefully blended and reduced to make an amazing vegetable broth.
Gino recommends some of the flavors as sauces. For instance the Coconut Corn & Sweet Potato over a bed of Rice Noodles and your favorite protein or Penne Pasta tossed in the Roasted Garlic & Eggplant. Krazy Kale & Lentil over Brown Rice is knock out.
Gino & Juli both contribute to the recipes, flavors, and names of the soups. Although Gino is the face of the brand together with their amazing team head up by long time production manager Danae Mejia the soup saga continues to grow and grow. It is a blessing!