Welcome to Chad's Raspberry Kitchen
Chad’s Raspberry Kitchen is a family company started in 2000 and named after a young man named Chad. Born with a rare liver disease, Chad required an organ transplant in 1987 and lost his vision the next year from an infection. The company was founded to support Chad until he gained his independence in 2006. At that time, he received his Seeing Eye dog, Huck, who helped him with his independence whi
le his parents and younger brother ran the company located in Bear Lake.
Bear Lake is famous for raspberries. The cold nights sweeten the berries like apples in the first frost. There are others out there that claim to be “Bear Lake.” However, we are the only company that houses its headquarters in Bear Lake, grow our own berries, and use those berries in our products. From the field to our kitchen is only a few hundred feet.
We produce our jam, jelly, and syrup the “country style” way using three main ingredients including our own Bear Lake raspberries. We have added new products while keeping the simple ingredients and hand processing. These products are our warm and sweet raspberry salsa, raspberry jalapeño jam, raspberry honey, cinnamon cider jam, chocolate truffle jam and more on the way.
Since he gained his independence, Chad continually struggled with chronic health issues, undergoing numerous emergency surgeries. On Christmas of 2012 he fell ill once more and succumbed to an infection in his liver in February of 2013. As his family, we
are continuing to tell his story and share our raspberry products with everyone. The golden trademark of our company is not just a pretty emblem for show. It is golden because it is in our hearts.