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Gray Twombly Co-Founder OF Pancho's Kitchen

Can you tell us about your business?

Pancho's Kitchen is a Panama based Natural Pet Food company. We produce chemical free, fresh dog & cat food and deliver it directly to our customers doors through a subscription based business model. We're at the forefront of a global shift in the Pet Food Industry.

How did you get the idea for your business?

The preliminary idea was that of my former executive chef, now business partner Simon. He proposed the idea to me and the two of us spent months researching and developing the idea before launch.

What was your mission?

The mission is to improve the lives of tens of thousands of pets on a daily basis.

What is unique about your business?

We are the first natural pet food company in our country and one of the first in Central America. Additionally we build a relationship with our customers and their pets that goes beyond whats in the bowl.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

The people you surround yourself with are the people you will become.

If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?

Dave Matthews – Two Step, but I'd be on guitar.

What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?

I seem to have a perpetual problem with getting on airplanes.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

I bought my own car when I was 16.

What’s your favorite place you ever visited?

I once cooked lunch on an Iceberg in Antarctica. That trip took the cake.