Tsiona, the founder of Tsiona Foods, began packaging Ethiopian gourmet foods in small batches from her restaurant kitchen in 2014. Her restaurant, Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, conveniently located in the city of Rockville, Maryland, quickly became a favorite of the locals for its long-simmered flavorful ethiopian dishes, perfectly cooked with the best, and freshest ingredients, accented with authentic spices. Serving delicious and authentic Ethiopian food to her customers was both Tsiona's passion and inspiration when she ran Sheba Restaurant — and it remains so to this day.
Her deep rooted passion for culinary creativity and the enthusiasm of her customers, family and friends inspired her to reinvent the well known Ethiopian vegan stews in a dry form so that not just her restaurant clientele, but everyone, could enjoy the traditional Ethiopian cooking in the comfort of their own homes.
Never one to remain idle and wanting to share more of the Ethiopian food she grew up with and so loves, Tsiona added berbere blend sauces and injera chips — an Ethiopian spongy bread. The demand for Tsiona Foods quickly outgrew her restaurant kitchen and Tsiona Foods now operate out of a state licensed food processing facility in Rockville, however it still remains true to its humble beginnings by continuing to produce her foods in small batches using nothing but the finest authentic ingredients.