The New Momtrepreneurs: How 4 Women Run a Business From Their Kitchen

When a family sits together and shares beautiful memories around the dinner table, we know that we’ve fulfilled our mission at Thermomix: to be an essential part of your household. This month we want to celebrate the special moms, grandmas, and women in our lives on this upcoming Mother’s Day. Don’t look too far, you can make her smile with a homemade meal made with your Thermomix! Hear the stories of four hard-working mothers and business owners, Thermomix Independent Consultants Michele Delouya-Mayal, Maru Lara, Anna Finazzi, and Rosalba Lo Presti. Thermomix is an essential part of their daily lives.

 

Michele Delouya-Moyal

 

As a mom and successful business owner, which feature/function of the Thermomix makes your life easier and why? 

Chop/Cooking!

How many children do you have? How has Thermomix affected your life since becoming a mother? 

I have three kids. Besides the involvement that they have while I cook ( my six-year-old loves to help on weekends with desserts), Thermomix helps me a lot because I save time on cooking, and with fewer appliances, there are fewer dishes.

What’s your favorite recipe to cook for your kids? Or,  Do you have a favorite recipe from your mom? 

We love soups! One of their favorites is Butternut Squash Soup. They LOVE it! Even in the summer, we make soups with Thermomix.

What is your favorite Mother’s Day tradition? 

I love Eggs Benedict on Mother’s Day and instead of going out, my husband cooks it for me with the Thermomix. I get to stay in bed and watch a movie with the kids. It doesn’t get any better!

Think back to the life-changing moment when you decided to become a Thermomix Independent Consultant. What pushed you to join the community? 

All my family in France had the Thermomix for years and they wouldn’t stop talking about it! I felt left out and was curious, so I did some research. Belinda was also quite persistent and did not give up, she kept following up with me. And fast forward to today, Thermomix has changed my life!

 

Maru Lara

 

As a mom and successful business owner, which feature/function of the Thermomix makes your life easier and why? 

I love the Varoma. It helps me to cook in a multi-level way, saves me a lot of time, frees my hands, and increases the amount of food for our big family. The Varoma is so versatile, I can steam anything, from a whole chicken to a cake, while cooking something else like rice, a sauce, or soup in the mixing bowl below.

How many children do you have? How has Thermomix affected your life since becoming a mother? 

I have six children. Three boys and three girls. I sadly didn’t have a Thermomix when my kids were newborn, so I always cooked everything from scratch and spent a lot of time preparing their meals. My life would have been so much easier with a Thermomix by my side!!!!!

After an ex-pat assignment in Jakarta, Indonesia, I landed back to reality in the USA to cook, clean, drive, wash, fold clothes, you name it. It was so overwhelming. I was honestly depressed and despite being a good cook and enjoy cooking before, my motivation and skills were going downhill.  I had to start cooking all over again and heard complaints every night: “I don’t like it,” “it’s the same food as last week,” ” the chicken is chewy,” “I don’t want it,” etc.

My birthday was near and all I wanted was my Thermomix. I begged my husband and although he didn’t understand what I wanted nor was convinced I needed it, he got it for me. The first day I used it, he tried the food, and told me: “Why didn’t you buy it before?” It was a new beginning.

The Thermomix changed my life since day one. The food was delicious, I had so many choices, little clean up, the kids were involved in cooking and planning menus. It brought not only fresh and delicious food to the table, but it also allowed us to eat food from places we visited abroad. I can cook any type of food and it’s authentic! The Thermomix brought us motivation to try new things, to learn new recipes, to adapt my family recipes, and simplify my cooking. Thermomix has allowed us to create fun memories with our children in the kitchen.

What’s your favorite recipe to cook for your kids? Or,  Do you have a favorite recipe from your mom? 

It’s hard to choose one favorite recipe as there are so many amazing recipes at our fingertips. But there’s a cake from my grandfather’s hometown in Spain that my grandma, aunts, and my mom used to bake all the time. I’ve found that baking the marble cake from Cookidoo recreates that special cake and brings back my childhood memories.

The Cookidoo recipe developers go to the heart of each country to bring us easy to follow steps to cook traditional, authentic, and delicious recipes.

What is your favorite Mother’s Day tradition? 

I love to sleep in and have breakfast cooked by my kiddos and served in bed. We later go to Church and have a late lunch.

Think back to the life-changing moment when you decided to become a Thermomix Independent Consultant. What pushed you to join the community?  

I was one more customer who became a Thermomix Fan. Everyone I met heard about how much joy and help this wonderful kitchen assistant brought to my life. One day I received an email about an opportunity to become a Thermomix Independent Consultant. I had nothing to lose, I had my Thermomix already, so I decided to give it a try.

My husband’s work, our six children, and my volunteering needed me to stay flexible, but I was ready to grow professionally and a Thermomix business was the perfect fit for me. I could work while staying home chasing kiddos and try new recipes while feeding my family and sharing my creations with friends. It fills my heart to see how many lives Thermomix and I have changed together. It’s been a very rewarding journey with leadership opportunities to grow my career as my children grow.

Thermomix has no borders, speaks all languages, and cares for every need or craving your family may have. Our Thermomix Independent Consultant Community is a reflection of all these. We come from different backgrounds and live in different places but the passion to cook healthy food and change lives, unites us. We are always ready to support each other and to push us to take bigger steps, you’ll be surprised! We are stronger together and we’re here to help and inspire you in any way you need and allows us to. Reach out to us, we’re happy to help!

Anna Finazzi

 

As a mom and successful business owner, which feature/function of the Thermomix makes your life easier and why? 

As a mom and business owner, I’m very thankful to Thermomix because the two things (being a mom and a business owner) are just one. As a mom, I take care of my family by cooking and while I cook, I show my Thermomix off and grow my business.

My favorite function of Thermomix is the combination of blades (working both directions) and heating. This combination brings me endless possibilities. My favorite modes (I can’t decide among them) are the Cleaning Mode and Thickening Mode. The cleaning mode speeds up my cleaning time and thickening doesn’t force me to continuously stir in the bowl.

How many children do you have? How has Thermomix affected your life since becoming a mother? 

I have a big family. I have six kids, the oldest is 11 and the youngest is four months. My everyday life is definitely busy (and great at the same time) and needs adjustments every day. I can plan my menu ahead of time and start cooking with Thermomix but I also can prepare a very last-minute meal using what I have in the fridge.

I bought my first Thermomix for my passion for pastry and ended up using it for baby food, fancy restaurant-style dishes, parties, buffets, snacks, drinks, and most of all meals from my home country of Italy. Planning ahead or simply turning it on and using what I have in the fridge, with the support of Cookidoo recipes.

What’s your favorite recipe to cook for your kids? Or,  Do you have a favorite recipe from your mom? 

My favorite recipes to cook for my kids is Tinga de Pollo and Focaccia at the same time. The result is always perfect and makes them all very happy. The focaccia is very Italian and we love to bring a little of our home country here in the US, and the Tinga de Pollo is a quick and tasty way to feed the entire big family in a healthy way!

Think back to the life-changing moment when you decided to become a Thermomix Independent Consultant. What pushed you to join the community?  

I decided to become an Independent Consultant because I had the opportunity to give my everyday cooking a different accent. I’m glad to share what I normally do, I’m glad to show that everybody can have amazing meals, at home, easily made and with so much pride. People who have never cooked before started to see how amazing it feels to prepare a dish for their loved ones, and they realized how relaxing and fun it is too. To me, it is the best way to show how much we care for the people we love.

Rosalba Lo Presti

 

As a mom and successful business owner, which feature/function of the Thermomix makes your life easier and why? 

We love Thermomix so much! We use it every day and with every function, but my favorite function is Kneading for dough and the varoma.

How many children do you have? How has Thermomix affected your life since becoming a mother? 

We have four kids; ages 23, 20, 19, 16. They all enjoy helping me cook with the Thermomix. My daughter Francesca is disabled and the Thermomix helps her use her motor skills, like pressing the next step icon or putting on the lid and measuring cup.

What’s your favorite recipe to cook for your kids? Or,  Do you have a favorite recipe from your mom? 

So many favorite recipes, Cacio e Pepe, Banana Bread, Bagels, Couscous con Pollo (Italian cookidoo) Gelato, desserts. Our favorite is cooking the pasta with the Thermomix, since it is little to no mess in the kitchen, no pots and pans to clean just the accessories from the Thermomix and the best part is everything goes in the dishwasher after.

What is your favorite Mother’s Day tradition? 

Mushroom Risotto is a must-have on Mother’s Day, and the best part is my kids can now cook that for me and be proud of it.

Think back to the life-changing moment when you decided to become a Thermomix Independent Consultant. What pushed you to join the community?  

As soon I became a customer, I decided that I can’t keep this joy for myself! I want others to enjoy easy and healthy food.

Join Us

Ready to change your life? Join our Thermomix Independent Consultant community and take the first step in joining the Thermomix inner circle by filling out the form here. And once you get cooking, we want to see your delicious creations so be sure to share them on social media and tag us @ThermomixUSA. Happy Mother’s Day!