Our Story

Rainbow Trout Kitchen began with a love for adventure and the outdoors.  In 2010, Jakie’s eight-year-old son Peter took a recipe shared with his family while on a fly fishing trip and began selling it to friends and other customers.  For 10 years he was a successful entrepreneur, growing his customer base to include corporate clients and a boutique hotel in Virginia.  Everyone loved his classic, handmade granola.  When he was ready to go off to college, his customers were wondering where they would get their go-to fuel for the day.

That’s where Jakie and her good friend Ashley stepped in.  The duo has a trusted relationship from working together and partnering on many volunteer projects in Richmond over the years.  It was a bonus that Ashley was one of Peter’s frequent customers and loves the granola.  So in 2020 they embarked on a new adventure to share healthy and delicious Rainbow Trout granola far and wide!

Ashley Wallace and Jakie Bowles

Peter Bowles (age 8) showing his little brother, William how to make granola in 2010.