Saskia Sorrosa, The Incubator

Mommy to Alexa Luna and Isabella, Saskia grew up in a food-loving, farming family. She spent most of her childhood chugging fresh cow’s milk, eating artisanal cheeses and munching on hand-picked tropical fruit. Growing up in an earth-conscious family, Saskia was fascinated by the process of food and how it travels from nature to people’s plates.

She pursued a career in marketing building numerous award-winning campaigns over the years, but her passion for food remained. As a working mom, Saskia realized there was nothing in the baby food market that promoted savory goodness free of fruit sugars. She created Fresh Bellies as an alternative for families to enjoy nutritious, preservative-free foods while exposing babies to new flavors. Her goal is to empower parents with adventurous options that help train baby palates from the very first bite.

Nick Kennedy, The Harvester

Daddy to Guliana and Luca, Nick is a CIA-trained chef with a culinary career spanning Inn at Little Washington, Jean-Georges and Del Posto. In 2011, he did a brief stint in the Dominican Republic running a boutique hotel in Baraona. When he wasn’t hosting or cooking for guests, he was planting an edible garden that still flourishes today.

Growing up in a family of horticulturists eating from their seasonal vegetable garden, Nick’s passion for cooking and appreciation of the highest quality ingredients was honed at a very early age.  As Executive Chef, Nick ensures every Fresh Bellies flavor is as adventurous as its eaters.

Virgi Schiffino, The Cultivator

Mommy to Guliana and Luca, Virgi grew up in and around the kitchen. She’s a culinary entrepreneur who started her own catering business at 18 all the while pursuing her law degree.  After a long stint as a corporate lawyer, she retuned to her culinary roots enrolling in NYU’s Food Studies Graduate Program, where she created and taught the program’s first ever class on International Food Policy. She also co-authored with Marion Nestle a written testimony in support of calorie labeling in New York.  Virgi later founded a high-end culinary concierge, Perfect Bite, dedicated to curating culinary experiences for food lovers all around the world.  Virgi’s own experience as a working mom with a deep understanding of our broken food system is what led her to Fresh Bellies.

Amy Shapiro, The Nourisher

Amy Shapiro MS, RD, CDN is the resident dietician of Fresh Bellies and Founder of Real Nutrition NYC, a private practice in Manhattan dedicated to teaching individuals how to eat what they love while feeling their best! She is also the mom of three very active boys and her passion for overall wellness starting at an early age is what brought her to Fresh Bellies. Amy resides in New York City with her husband and three children, and maintains an active lifestyle. When she’s not with a client, she enjoys trying new restaurants, exercising, visiting farmer’s markets, testing recipes, traveling, indulging in wine and chocolate, chasing her children, and enjoying what life has to offer – nutritiously!