Jeanne Petrus-Rivera, the founder of Red Lotus Foods, has led a life that could hardly be called boring. From international travel and living in Europe and Latin America, to six years on the west coast, and then back home to Cleveland in 2000, it has always been an adventure! Working in the hospitality industry for many years as a server, prep-cook, and bartender, teaching English as a Second Language to immigrants, making wire-wrap and beaded jewelry, creating sugar skulls for the Day of the Dead, and dancing her life away, Jeanne was always a vegan at heart, but not always in practice. Then seven years ago an acupuncturist recommended that she give up dairy to help with some health issues, and that was all the impetus she needed to drop all animal products for good. But she knows how hard it can be for people to “give up” some of their favorite foods, and she loves to spread the word about how you really just need to “veganize it!” That’s why Red Lotus Foods was born: to help people to make the switch from problematic dairy, to healthy and cruelty-free cashew-based products.
Alejandro Rivera is a self employed artist and entrepreneur, owner of Alejandro Rivera Photography and with his wife, Jeanne Petrus-Rivera, co-founder of Red Lotus Foods. He is a member of the Teatro Publico de Cleveland (TPC) He participate as an actor and also share his personal stories at this ensemble theatre company created by Cleveland Public Theatre. He is involved with multiple community organizations like: IRTF (Working for human rights in Central and South America) The Cleveland Vegan Society (Working for animal rights) He has a degree in Communications from ITESM-CQ (Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Querétaro). He is originally from Querétaro, México and moved to the US 17 years ago.
To create delicious dairy alternatives that will improve the health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment. Always 100% vegan.
Our containers, lid and label are made from plant-based materials and are all 100% commercially compostable.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
We produce in a shared facility using our own equipment and make every effort to avoid cross-contamination.
0 Trans Fat
Our cashews are USDA certified organic and we use other organic ingredients whenever possible.
All our products are 100% vegan and made with love.