The Pitch

Gingerbooch specializes in fermented and probiotic food and drinks such as ginger kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut. Gingerbooch is dedicated to supporting the New Orleans economy in everything from ingredient sourcing to hiring and production. Their products are currently available at all three Crescent City Farmers market locations, and in the near future at local grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and festivals.

Luke Sirinides

Luke Sirinides

The Entrepreneur

Luke Sirinides began Gingerbooch during the pandemic lockdowns, rapidly growing from direct-to-customer sales to three Crescent City Farmers Markets a week. Before entering the fermentation business, Luke earned his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at UNO and worked for over seven years for the New Orleans Public Library. A sense of giving back to the community and working for equity in all areas has been a through-line in all his endeavors.


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