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The Spice of Life: Driving Innovation and Quality in the Chili Industry

In today’s episode, we speak with Travis Day, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Chile Association. We discuss how the association innovates in the chili industry and provides quality products while supporting farmers, growers, and manufacturers. Travis shares the background of NMCA as a non-profit organization supporting the chili industry and its efforts to…

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Harvest to Home: The Quest for Traceable Organic Food

In this episode, we spoke with Jason Freeman, Founder and CEO of Farmer Direct Organic about how they are creating a product that is 100% organic, 100% traceable back to the family farm, and 100% tested for pesticides and herbicides. We discuss offering both gluten and gluten-free options. The company is focused on social justice…

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Exploring the Future of Food, Nutrition, and Innovation Trends in 2023

In this episode, we talk with Marie Wright, President of Creation, Design, and Development at ADM, about the worldwide trends in nutrition and innovation for 2023. Marie leads an extraordinary team of 600 scientists from across the world who are focused on inventing innovative goods. She discusses the flexitarian diet and how it impacts consumers…

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Taking Bakery Ingredients and Flavor Innovation to the Next Level

In today’s episode, Martino Brambilla, President of Embassy Ingredients Ltd, discusses how they create innovative flavors and baking ingredients. Martino gave a brief history of his journey and discussed how the Harvard course helped him make critical business decisions that led to his success. He mentioned how he focuses on tastes in the baking sector,…

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Advancing Food Safety, Quality, and Freshness in the Logistics Industry

In this episode, Moses Akingbade, Vice President of Quality at VersaCold Logistics Services, covers how they ensure food safety, quality, and freshness in the logistics industry. He highlighted, in brief, how are they assisting customers in the supply chain as well as transportation networks. He also explained how they manage the cold chain and prevent…

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Leveraging Flavor Innovation with Sustainability in the Food Industry

In this episode, we talk with Elaine Kellman, Vice President of Citromax Flavors, about how changing consumer tastes are driving innovation in the flavor sector and how the Citromax Group is delivering solutions in the food and beverage industries. She gave a brief history of how she followed her passion for the flavor industry. She…

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Technological Innovation :Turning the Tide in the Food Service Industry

In today’s episode, we spoke with Philip Radford, SVP- New Product Development and Innovation at Welbilt Inc, about technological innovation shaping the future of the food service industry and how Welbilt is working toward creation in manufacturing and distributing most commercial food service kitchen equipment. Phil stated that they are 12 companies that create food…

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Healthy Nutrition and Mental Wellbeing – A Link Through Food for Mood

In this episode, Nicole Pavlica, VP-Marketing and Innovation at Hope Foods,¬† discuss how food is related to mental health and why consumers should follow healthy diets. She discussed her love of healthy eating and how she joined Hope Foods. We go into great depth about Hope Foods’ aim, which is to provide plant-based foods focusing…

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Supporting Sustainability and Zero-Waste for the Future of Food

In today’s episode, we speak with Erin Lee, Chief Sales Officer of Sambazon, about how they are promoting zero-waste and sustainability in the food industry. She mentions that Sambazon stands for the sustainable management of the Brazilian Amazon using the triple bottom line concept (environment, socio, and economic). She provided an overview of the three…

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Technological Trends – Innovate to Elevate in the Food Service Industry

In the latest episode, we speak with Jay Ashton, National Brand Activation Manager at Sysco Canada Inc, about technological advancements in the food space and how the industry has advanced. Jay provided brief insights into his experience, which includes 33 years in the restaurant sector and the creation of business resources for Sysco Canada. He…

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