Jeanne David, Founder and Head of Product Development of Outer Aisle Gourmet, shares company updates, recipes, and product reviews

Monday, September 23, 2013

Meet Jeanne David

Jeanne David is the Founder, Head of Product Development and President of Outer Aisle Gourmet, LLC. 

Jeanne was born in New Orleans, the second youngest of thirteen children (four sisters and eight brothers).  She had an early love for sports of all kinds, cooking and babysitting her many nieces and nephews.  She started long distance running as a teenager and has never stopped.  Jeanne has run six marathons, and most enjoys running with her close friends.

Being a Mom and raising four wonderful boys has been Jeanne's greatest joy and her greatest achievement.  The boys are now in their twenties and thirties and are all part owners of Outer Aisle Gourmet.

Jeanne is a born entrepreneur and loves creating ideas for new products.  When Jeanne's boys were young, she founded several small businesses, the most successful of which brought a line of gourmet cookies and cookie dough to market in Louisiana.
Outer Aisle Gourmet and the Outer Aisle products incorporate many aspects of Jeanne's life that are near and dear to her.  The Outer Aisle veggie bread, veggie pizza crust, veggie rice and veggie pasta have become staples in her family's and her diets and important fuel for their active lifestyles.  Outer Aisle Gourmet was founded by Jeanne and her husband, Dan, and has become a family project with much help and support from their boys.  

With the founding of the company and expansion of production, many of Jeanne's close friends are now also enjoying the benefits of eating the Outer Aisle way.  Jeanne's dream is to initially bring the Outer Aisle products to market locally, and to eventually distribute them nationally.

Jeanne was formerly the Executive Director of the Central Coast branch of the Arthritis Foundation for six year until 2012.  Working with the Arthritis Foundation gave Jeanne a heightened awareness of the important effect of diet on health.  It was during this time that Jeanne and Dan decided to start putting more vegetables and fruits in their diet and minimizing the gluten and carbs they consumed.

Jeanne is also a Founder and President of the Board of Taste of Hope, a local non-profit formed by Jeanne and six close friends to raise funds to support starving and disadvantaged orphans and widows in Mekelle, Ethiopia.  

In addition to running and cooking, Jeanne likes cycling, hiking, skiing, traveling and giving back to the community in whatever way she can.

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