Saint Goods, an innovative baked goods business that uses the Clovis Culinary Center to create its Asian-inspired treats, won a $1,000 prize as the runner-up at the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s MADE Central California Pressure Cooker competition.
The Pressure Cooker Competition gave MADE exhibitors the chance to win up to $10,000 for an innovative product that brings new benefits to the food industry. Sisters Nancy Vang and Suzy Vang Lo started Saint Goods in 2022 with the idea of making Japanese Cheesecake easy to take on-the-go by packing the chiffon-like cake into clear soda-can-size containers.
Saint Goods bakes and packages its cheesecakes and cookies at the CCC, a nonprofit commercial kitchen and business incubator in Clovis, Calif., that works to help food entrepreneurs take ideas from creation to the marketplace. Saint Goods products are sold online, at Wonders Ice Cream, R-N Market and Asia Supermarket.
It’s the second consecutive year a Culinary Center client has earned honors at the MADE Pressure Cooker. The St. Francis Homeless Project, which makes dog treats, won the grand prize worth $10,000 in 2022.