Our Story

In loving memory of my mom, Dorothy “Dot,” who taught me all things baking

Hi, my name is Denise, and I am a retired RN, health and wellness counselor and I LOVE all things baking! After a near-death experience and medical condition that resulted from a food reaction, I understand the challenge of finding great food to eat with food allergies, and I am very familiar with the importance of identifying allergens in food that affect the body. This challenge, mixed with my love for baking, has turned into my purpose.

Inspired by my mom, I traded in a 25-year career in nursing for a mixing bowl and the latest research on environmental and food-related disorders that can cause damage to our health. Dotz Desserts founded in 2009 with a simple mission to make delicious desserts free of gluten and common food allergens.

Remaining persistent through the ups and downs of the evolving allergy-friendly market, I have now partnered with my daughter A Kouture and launched Dotz Allergy-Free Baked Goods, a dedicated gluten-free, allergy-friendly dessert snack manufacturing company. We wholesale and retail wholesome dessert snacks for at home or on the go. Our allergy-friendly promise is simple, you won’t taste the difference, but your body will!. 


Inspired by Grannie "Dot" and my mom Denise, I am a 3rd generation fearless female founder following a strong line of entrepreneurial women. My purpose is to shake up and disrupt the dessert and snack food markets one sweet treat at a time.

Hi, my name is A, and I am passionate about the business of food. After working for 20 years in the luxury fashion and publishing industry and since founding a retail, food, and beverage product development firm, I believe everyone should have access to better-for-you snacks, food, and beverages.

I want Dotz to bring fun and freedom to nutritious eating and take the stress, guesswork, and expense out of finding a great snack food product that is consistent in flavor and availability. Thanks for inviting us on your food journey! Who knew eating all-natural and organic dessert snacks would taste this good!