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Shark Tank for Food Inventions – CASTING THIS WEEK

A casting associate wants to hear about game-changing food inventions, culinary tools and products, and good old food products that are reality-show worthy. The deal: Eyeworks TV, the producers behind Extreme Weight Loss on ABC and Bar Rescue on Spike is  holding auditions this week (week of Sept 15, 2014) in Redondo Beach for entrepreneurs […]

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Organic Candy Bars & Chocolate Nut Butter Cups Abound

As of today, organic-loving, sustainably-minded consumers have yet another reason to visit the natural candy aisle: Theo Chocolate’s organic, Fair Trade peanut butter cups. Just in time for back to school, the Seattle bean-to-bar chocolate maker rolled out these “soy free, palm oil free” treats, adding to the array of “better-for-you” versions of old fashioned […]

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Enter the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards NOW

Do you craft an amazing food or know someone who does? August 29th is the last day for nominations. There’s already an incredible array of foods made nationwide — from scones to spice and sake to superfoods. Many products feature stellar designs, plenty reflecting the vintage style that is so au courant. 3 reasons to […]

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Foods Behaving Badly

You may have heard about that chocolate Hershey developed for soldiers to enjoy in the desert…without the chocolate becoming a gloppy mess. And of course, the cheez that doesn’t get hard. Foods-that-behave-badly often fill a need. You know, if you don’t have time to melt cheese for example. And foods-that-behave-badly sometimes end up delighting people. […]

Sriracha Sauce Foods Spiced Up the Summer 2014 Fancy Food Show

Has the Sriracha rooster jumped the shark? Notes from the Summer 2014 Fancy Food Show

It’s exciting times for Sriracha sauce. The factory where Huy Fong Foods makes sriracha was stung with a partial shut down yet as demand for Sriracha in foods like Kettle chips had begun sizzling. If the Summer Fancy Food Show is any baramoter, we’re looking at scorching times for the rooster. Here’s just a sampling […]

FoodStarter Advisory Service: Your Personal Think Tank

A right-hand trusted advisor may seem too good to be true — but that's what I do. And it works. Here's what some recent clients had to say:

Query: Ideas for finding employees, where to sell, and tradeshows
Feedback: "One thing I am sure of is that we will be working together again."

Query: "I need to move to the next level with my local food business but need help."
Feedback: "Thanks so much for the helpful info and contacts. "

See how we work together...

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