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Vid and Mitali Banerjee

Vid, founder of KCH poses inside the cafe

Vidyut (Vid) Banerjee

Vid came to Canada in 2014 for a post graduate degree in management from Queens University. With a 14 year old career in tech sales, a graduate degree in engineering and an MBA from Queens, a potential fast paced life in marketing and sales in Toronto beckoned. Kingston is where the heart settled and the family of  5 (wife, kid and 2 retrievers) never entertained another career/life choice.

Fun Fact: Vid takes a picture of his dog sleeping on him, EVERYDAY!

Vid considers himself a simple rural minded person and has consciously moved from populated cities and a fast paced life of consumption to a slower, more deliberate, more sustainable way of life that is better for the community, environment and overall mental and physical well-being.

A serial entrepreneur, Vid has 6 startups to credit, 3 in India and 3 in Canada, including 2 Non profit organisations.

Vid’s interests are in agribusines, agro tourism, food retail, sustainability, entrepreneurship, immigration and immigrant workforce and community mentorship.

Mitali Banerjee

Mitali completed her education in the field of Biotechnology and after working as a scientist for one of the leading biotechnology firms of India, she soon realized that working in a lab was not her thing. She always had a creative inclination towards food and art and hence when it came to creating something in a new country, Coffee and Bakery was the obvious choice.

Mitali is our creative head who is always coming up with new and unique recipes for the cafes, when she is not baking , she loves working with plants! Follow her passions at Reroot Plants Shop coming soon in Kingston! From working as a Biotechnologist for 5 years to developing amazing barista skills and baking to curating beautiful planty things, she is our creative force! She loves being a mom to our son Aahaan and 2 furry kiddos- Joey and Shadow!

Fun Fact: If given a free hand, Mitali will convert her whole house into a jungle. Not that it is any different right now !

Mitali and Vid are currently working on setting up a one-of-a-kind Plant Cafe : Reroot Plants and Cafe in Kingston on Division street! It would serve the same amazing coffee and exciting drinks along with baked goods which have been a constant at Kingston Coffee House, but you will be able to sit and enjoy your drinks in a beautiful plant shop where every piece is curated using Vintage pots and pottery from all across Canada! Stay tuned !