Hillary, originally from New York, was living in London when she and her husband had their first baby, Monty, in 2006.
Hillary was shocked to find that baby and toddler food sold in the supermarkets had a shelf life of up to two years. She believed that fresh, healthy, good tasting food belonged in the fridge, not on a shelf.
So, from her flat in Notting Hill, she started Little Dish: a range of fresh meals just like families make in their own kitchens, using only 100% natural ingredients and no additives or preservatives.
Hillary worked closely with a nutritionist to ensure each Little Dish meal was perfectly nutritionally balanced.
Monty became the first Little Dish ‘Chief Taster’, ensuring that every veggie-packed recipe passed the toddler taste test.
In 2009, when Monty’s little brother Ridley was born, he became the second Little Dish ‘Chief Taster’. By this stage, Little Dish had recruited over 100 Tiny Tasters across the country to join their tasting panel.
In 2014 Hillary’s husband, Dean, joined the business as CEO and they became a husband and wife team, with a mission to bring fresh, healthy meals to families in the UK and beyond.
Little Dish has since expanded to the US and is available on FreshDirect.
Little Dish is proud and honoured to have won many prestigious awards over the years, including Loved by Parents Best Toddler Food; FDF Health & Wellbeing Champion; Daily Telegraph SME of the Year; and Daily Mail Mumpreneur of the Year.
Check out our full list of awards below.