Thoughts and things for food entrepreneurs…

Where to Become a Wine, Beer, Food Science or Honey Expert

Gardens at Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis

No. It’s not heaven. It’s the Robert Mondavi Institute at the University of California Davis. Founded in 2001 with an endowment from Robert Mondavi, this institue is where dots connect for people and businesses wanting to master the craft and science of wine, beer, dairy and beekeeping. Homesteading and DIY classes and apprenticeships are awesome….

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This Genius Girl Food Entrepreneur Makes Me Smile

A Kick Ass Girl Food Entrepreneur Impresses Me

This awesome girl entrepreneur, the brainchild behind good-for-your-teeth Zollipops, embodies the International Women’s Day #MakeItHappen credo. Watch her unbridled chutzpah as she muses about her entrepreneurial journey at the 2015 Natural Products Expo West. And if you find yourself envying her communication skills (as did I), drop in at a Toastmasters meeting. What you’ll learn…

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Answers To Your Recent Food Business Questions

National Tamales for Breakfast Day anyone?

The only thing more fun than answering people’s questions is answering them in a “one to many” way that can benefit lots of people. Here are some recent articles either based on questions or my own burning curiosity: Free Research Data To Plan Your Food or Beverage Business – Someone asked me if there were…

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2015 Food Trends Podcast with Dear Handmade Life

Vegan frosting that tastes like the real stuff? Miss Jones Baking Company exemplifies the re-imagined classic foods that wholesale buyers found at the show.

Tune in to a delicious online conversation / podcast with Susie, Delilah and Nicole (behind Craftcation and the Patchwork craft shows) as we trade thoughts on 2015 food trends. We talk about what’s in, out and needed as well as how to best navigate the March Natural Products Expo in Anaheim which is best described…

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