Opinion by Richard Baird.
Yvonne Costello and Ori Hellerstein are a husband and wife team making artisanal chocolate truffles using high quality ingredients and the processes acquired by Ori working as a pastry chef at well-respected restaurants. These skills were then refined whilst running his business The Artisan Bakery creating and supplying fine patisserie and chocolates to trade. Costello + Hellerstein’s philosophy is built around the complete sensory experience, one that goes beyond taste to include aroma, touch and visual appeal. This extends to their brand identity and packaging treatment, designed by Leeds based Robot Food, which went on to help them secure a spot at London department store Harrods.
The raw meat sector within the dog food industry continues to grow and innovate, reflecting owner’s increasing support and understanding that it can provide a fresh, natural and convenient way for their dogs to receive the nutrients they need.
Recognising how unpleasant raw meat can be and looking to take advantage of the expanding market, design studio and now product development specialist Robot Food created, branded and packaged their own more appealing sausage range, flavoured using ingredients good for canine health, under the name Duchess & Rover.