Just a Taste

by ChefsBest

Just a Taste
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 26
  • Last: 28 Feb 2018
Just a Taste dives into the food and beverage industry with guests from all corners of the business including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from trends in retail and production to expert tips on marketing to inspiring stories from growing companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.

Episodes (26)

  • Just a Taste – Episode 26: David Ziegler-Voll of Marketing by Design
    Just a Taste – Episode 26: David Ziegler-Voll of Marketing by Design
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 27:06
    When you think of really fun store brand packaging, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It would be no surprise if “Trader Joe’s” was your answer as the mostly private label grocer has long been a leader in creating interesting, clev... Read more →
    When you think of really fun store brand packaging, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It would be no surprise if “Trader Joe’s” was your answer as the mostly private label grocer has long been a leader in creating interesting, clev... Read more →

  • Just a Taste – Episode 25: Bret Thorn of Nation’s Restaurant News
    Just a Taste – Episode 25: Bret Thorn of Nation’s Restaurant News
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    Published: 15 Feb 2018 Duration: 25:30
    As someone who keeps close tabs on the restaurant industry, Bret Thorn, Senior Food Editor for Nation’s Restaurant News, has tried fares ranging from fermented Icelandic shark to Japanese shrimp ganglia. In this podcast, he shares his knowl... Read more →
    As someone who keeps close tabs on the restaurant industry, Bret Thorn, Senior Food Editor for Nation’s Restaurant News, has tried fares ranging from fermented Icelandic shark to Japanese shrimp ganglia. In this podcast, he shares his knowl... Read more →

  • Just a Taste – Episode 24: Don Larson of Sunshine Nut Co
    Just a Taste – Episode 24: Don Larson of Sunshine Nut Co
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    Published: 8 Feb 2018 Duration: 34:36
    Don Larson was once a highly successful executive at Hershey with a Porsche and a hot air balloon. But disillusioned with corporate life, he sold all his toys and, together with his wife and youngest child, moved to Mozambique to offer hope... Read more →
    Don Larson was once a highly successful executive at Hershey with a Porsche and a hot air balloon. But disillusioned with corporate life, he sold all his toys and, together with his wife and youngest child, moved to Mozambique to offer hope... Read more →

  • Just a Taste – Episode 23: Mark Mallardi of New Hope Network
    Just a Taste – Episode 23: Mark Mallardi of New Hope Network
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    Published: 18 Jan 2018 Duration: 52:02
    Mark Mallardi is Executive Director of Strategic Development for the NEXT Data & Insights division of New Hope Network, which combines proprietary knowledge and deep industry expertise to help brands understand and identify opportunities wi... Read more →
    Mark Mallardi is Executive Director of Strategic Development for the NEXT Data & Insights division of New Hope Network, which combines proprietary knowledge and deep industry expertise to help brands understand and identify opportunities wi... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 22: Christopher Durham
    Just a Taste - Episode 22: Christopher Durham
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    Published: 13 Dec 2017 Duration: 33:18
    From meeting consumer demand to stretch dollars during the Great Recession to now helping retailers differentiate themselves, store-owned brands have seen notable growth in recent years. In this episode, Christopher Durham, private brands e... Read more →
    From meeting consumer demand to stretch dollars during the Great Recession to now helping retailers differentiate themselves, store-owned brands have seen notable growth in recent years. In this episode, Christopher Durham, private brands e... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 21: Adam Beane & Erik Havlick
    Just a Taste - Episode 21: Adam Beane & Erik Havlick
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    Published: 6 Dec 2017 Duration: 34:30
    How do two previously competing brands come together to build off one another’s strengths? In this podcast, Adam Beane, senior brand manager of Conagra’s protein snacking group, and Erik Havlick, co-founder and VP of sales for Thanasi Foods... Read more →
    How do two previously competing brands come together to build off one another’s strengths? In this podcast, Adam Beane, senior brand manager of Conagra’s protein snacking group, and Erik Havlick, co-founder and VP of sales for Thanasi Foods... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 20: Dan Klein
    Just a Taste - Episode 20: Dan Klein
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    Published: 30 Nov 2017 Duration: 41:42
    Dan Klein, CEO and co-founder of Tiesta Tea, tells the story of how he and his childhood friend took a trip to Prague, discovered loose leaf tea, and decided to found Tiesta Tea. As #759 on the Inc. 5000, Tiesta is not only growing at a rap... Read more →
    Dan Klein, CEO and co-founder of Tiesta Tea, tells the story of how he and his childhood friend took a trip to Prague, discovered loose leaf tea, and decided to found Tiesta Tea. As #759 on the Inc. 5000, Tiesta is not only growing at a rap... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 19: Wook Kang
    Just a Taste - Episode 19: Wook Kang
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    Published: 4 Oct 2017 Duration: 37:35
    Having come from a Korean background and held positions at Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Wook Kang shares insights into hallmarks of Korean food as well as the importance of honoring culinary traditions more broadly. The life of a chef instructor, s... Read more →
    Having come from a Korean background and held positions at Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Wook Kang shares insights into hallmarks of Korean food as well as the importance of honoring culinary traditions more broadly. The life of a chef instructor, s... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 18: Carol May
    Just a Taste - Episode 18: Carol May
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    Published: 27 Sep 2017 Duration: 23:51
    In this podcast, we learn about stevia’s history, chemical properties, and relevance to sugar-related disease. Carol May, CEO/Chairman of Wisdom Natural Brands which produces SweetLeaf Stevia, enlightens us on the efforts of her late husban... Read more →
    In this podcast, we learn about stevia’s history, chemical properties, and relevance to sugar-related disease. Carol May, CEO/Chairman of Wisdom Natural Brands which produces SweetLeaf Stevia, enlightens us on the efforts of her late husban... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 17: Jeanne David
    Just a Taste - Episode 17: Jeanne David
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    Published: 20 Sep 2017 Duration: 20:51
    In this episode, we hear from Jeanne David who, in addition to being founder and president of Outer Aisle Gourmet, is an outstanding health advocate and humanitarian in her own right. Jeanne describes her and her husband’s journey into thei... Read more →
    In this episode, we hear from Jeanne David who, in addition to being founder and president of Outer Aisle Gourmet, is an outstanding health advocate and humanitarian in her own right. Jeanne describes her and her husband’s journey into thei... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 16: Ryan Lopez
    Just a Taste - Episode 16: Ryan Lopez
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    Published: 13 Sep 2017 Duration: 27:35
    Everybody has a story. Everybody has a start. In this episode with the private chef for Kevin Durant, Chef Ryan Lopez explains his evolution from teenage busboy to culinary graduate needing a job to, now, one of the key players in setting u... Read more →
    Everybody has a story. Everybody has a start. In this episode with the private chef for Kevin Durant, Chef Ryan Lopez explains his evolution from teenage busboy to culinary graduate needing a job to, now, one of the key players in setting u... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 15: Adam Lazar
    Just a Taste - Episode 15: Adam Lazar
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    Published: 9 Sep 2017 Duration: 36:27
    Would you have guessed that certified organic water might just be the next thing? What about certified organic water from maple trees? In this podcast with creative and sustainably-minded CEO of Asarasi, Adam Lazar, we learn why using water... Read more →
    Would you have guessed that certified organic water might just be the next thing? What about certified organic water from maple trees? In this podcast with creative and sustainably-minded CEO of Asarasi, Adam Lazar, we learn why using water... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 14: Suzy Badaracco Part 2
    Just a Taste - Episode 14: Suzy Badaracco Part 2
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    Published: 16 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:41:10
    In this second part of our podcast with food industry trends expert Suzy Badaracco, host Scott Curry asks questions rapid-fire style about hot topics ranging from the obesity epidemic to a rising global population. Suzy informs us of curren... Read more →
    In this second part of our podcast with food industry trends expert Suzy Badaracco, host Scott Curry asks questions rapid-fire style about hot topics ranging from the obesity epidemic to a rising global population. Suzy informs us of curren... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 13: Suzy Badaracco Part 1
    Just a Taste - Episode 13: Suzy Badaracco Part 1
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    Published: 9 Aug 2017 Duration: 23:00
    Suzy Badaracco, a toxicologist, certified chef, and registered dietitian, specializes in forecasting and monitoring trends in the food industry. Using quantitative data from a broad range of sources, Suzy and her team are able to help brand... Read more →
    Suzy Badaracco, a toxicologist, certified chef, and registered dietitian, specializes in forecasting and monitoring trends in the food industry. Using quantitative data from a broad range of sources, Suzy and her team are able to help brand... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 12: Frank Lambert
    Just a Taste - Episode 12: Frank Lambert
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    Published: 13 Jul 2017 Duration: 31:09
    Co-Founder of Crunchsters, Frank Lambert, reveals the story behind his and his wife’s food startup, from experimenting with sprouted mung beans in their kitchen to partnering with food startup accelerator Accel Foods to strategizing retail ... Read more →
    Co-Founder of Crunchsters, Frank Lambert, reveals the story behind his and his wife’s food startup, from experimenting with sprouted mung beans in their kitchen to partnering with food startup accelerator Accel Foods to strategizing retail ... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 11: Sarah Chalos
    Just a Taste - Episode 11: Sarah Chalos
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    Published: 7 Jul 2017 Duration: 25:28
    Working nights and weekends at first while managing a separate day job, co-founder and president Sarah Chalos, alongside co-founder Ravi Jolly, built I Heart Keenwah on the desire to make quinoa, a versatile superfood, more accessible. The ... Read more →
    Working nights and weekends at first while managing a separate day job, co-founder and president Sarah Chalos, alongside co-founder Ravi Jolly, built I Heart Keenwah on the desire to make quinoa, a versatile superfood, more accessible. The ... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 10: Gabi Lewis
    Just a Taste - Episode 10: Gabi Lewis
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    Published: 15 Jun 2017 Duration: 29:37
    Exo Protein may have started with a shipment of 2,000 crickets to a college dorm room, but Co-Founder Gabi Lewis has seen the startup through its questionable beginnings. Having recently raised over $5 million in capital, Exo is now making ... Read more →
    Exo Protein may have started with a shipment of 2,000 crickets to a college dorm room, but Co-Founder Gabi Lewis has seen the startup through its questionable beginnings. Having recently raised over $5 million in capital, Exo is now making ... Read more →

  • Just a Taste - Episode 9: Sashee Chandran
    Just a Taste - Episode 9: Sashee Chandran
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    Published: 7 Jun 2017 Duration: 26:04
    Sashee Chandra, founder and CEO of Tea Drops, may not have received professional training in food manufacturing, but she sure knows a thing or two about tea. After a couple years of experimenting with the different properties of tea leaves ... Read more →
    Sashee Chandra, founder and CEO of Tea Drops, may not have received professional training in food manufacturing, but she sure knows a thing or two about tea. After a couple years of experimenting with the different properties of tea leaves ... Read more →

  • Just a Taste Episode 8: Elliot Begoun
    Just a Taste Episode 8: Elliot Begoun
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    Published: 24 May 2017 Duration: 32:54
    In this podcast, Elliot Begoun, who as Principal of the Intertwine Group consults emerging food and beverage brands on gaining distribution, covers major brand-building concepts. He discusses the importance of identifying your ideal consume... Read more →
    In this podcast, Elliot Begoun, who as Principal of the Intertwine Group consults emerging food and beverage brands on gaining distribution, covers major brand-building concepts. He discusses the importance of identifying your ideal consume... Read more →

  • Just a Taste Episode 7: Ben Fleischer
    Just a Taste Episode 7: Ben Fleischer
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    Published: 4 May 2017 Duration: 31:44
    In this podcast, we learn what stevia is, stevia’s place in the sugar reduction movement, and what makes Pyure Brands Stevia different. Ben Fleischer, founder and CEO of Pyure Brands, tells his story of developing the first Certified Organi... Read more →
    In this podcast, we learn what stevia is, stevia’s place in the sugar reduction movement, and what makes Pyure Brands Stevia different. Ben Fleischer, founder and CEO of Pyure Brands, tells his story of developing the first Certified Organi... Read more →

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