Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown Credits Millennials, Whole Foods for Success

Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown Credits Millennials, Whole Foods for Success

Ethan Brown created Beyond Meat to solve animal cruelty, environmental degradation, and improve human health.

  • Beyond Meat's Burger and Sausage are in high-demand and now available through Sysco, Whole Foods, and TGI Fridays.

Ethan Brown grew up on a farm. It was this childhood that led him to believe that there had to be a different way to create delicious meats. Using science (and a little time) Brown developed a plant protein burger that has been lauded for its incredible performance as an imitation beef burger. Reviews illustrate nothing less than pure disbelief in tasting the “bleeding” burger.

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Mix It Up For National Ceviche Day with Pizco y Nazca's Peruvian Tiradito

Mix It Up For National Ceviche Day with Pizco y Nazca's Peruvian Tiradito
  • Pisco y Nazca chef Miguel Gomez shares his ceviche recipe for National Ceviche Day June 28th

  • Foodable goes Live in this Smart Kitchen episode to talk Peruvian flavors.

    On this episode of Foodable’s Smart Kitchen, we went LIVE in anticipation of National Ceviche Day, June 28th! Executive Chef Miguel Gomez of Pizco y Nazca, a Peruvian gastrobar in Miami, stopped in to show us his Tiradito Ceviche, a modern take on Ceviche Tradicional.

    Native to Peru, Chef Miguel reviews classic Peruvian flavors and how to make them shine. We talk fish sourcing, leche de tigre, and what makes a ceviche, a ceviche. Watch the playback above and check out the full recipe below!

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Building the Next Generation Brand

Building the Next Generation Brand
  • Freshii, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and Kabbage discuss what makes a successful restaurant brand

  • Foodable.io session dissects emerging brands and what guiding pinciples matter like people, environment, and profitability

On this Foodable.io Session, FCSI Consultant and Foodable Host Bill Bender gathers some growing companies to discuss top-performing food brands and what is responsible for their growth. While we often explore new advances in technology and innovation in menu development and design, these brands bring it back to the basics.

In this episode, we talk about how treating your employees well impacts your productivity and thus profits, and how your profits come full circle to pay your employees well. We explore meeting your customers where they are and scaling without losing a winning culture. Tune into this episode for all that and more. And be sure to check out the rest of Foodable’s .io content on our On-Demand Page and on Foodable+.

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Boost Value and Cut Costs with Speed Scratch Menu Items

Boost Value and Cut Costs with Speed Scratch Menu Items

You’ve no doubt heard these industry buzzwords lately: fresh, scratch-made, consistent. But creating an entire menu from scratch daily can be incredibly difficult, not to mention the stress it places on your kitchen and staff. Sourcing, storing, and measuring individual ingredients for each dish takes time and space, costing you money.

So, many businesses fall into the trap of cutting corners thinking it will save them money.

But, if there is anything we can learn from successful business owners like Shake Shack or Lemonade, it’s that cutting corners is a short-term solution. Truly successful businesses take pride in providing truly high-quality food, and revel in the success.

But consider a new buzzword: Speed scratch. Speed scratch dishes are scratch made items that have been aided and possibly enhanced by the addition of pre-measured and tailored seasonings, which allow a scratch-made product to be made quicker than measuring, sourcing and storing a bunch of ingredients.

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Satisfy Melty Cheese Cravings with The Vegan Roadie's Quinoa Nachos Supreme

Satisfy Melty Cheese Cravings with The Vegan Roadie's Quinoa Nachos Supreme
  • The Vegan Roadie shares his Quinoa Nachos Supreme recipe from his Simply Vegan Cookbook

  • Learn to make the best easy nacho cheese sauce in this episode of Smart Kitchen.

In this episode of Foodable’s Smart Kitchen, we share another easy vegan recipe to help you provide more mindful options to your guests. Foodable’s plant-based chef, Nathi Toro,  introduces us to The Vegan Roadie, Dustin Harder. Dustin has spent the last 10 years traveling across the country, seeking out the best vegan eats on his YouTube show. With all this exploration and all his experimentation, Dustin has pulled together his best recipes and shared them all in his new book, the Simply Vegan Cookbook.

The Simply Vegan Cookbook shares 150 recipes, each with two variations for essentially 450 recipes! And they’re all EASY.

Adding vegan items to your menu is a no-brainer as consumers continue to trend towards healthier, more mindful food choices. Don’t disqualify yourself simply because you don’t offer plant-based options. Using ingredients already in your pantry, you could be offering easy vegan dishes, placing your brand at the top of the list for this new breed of foodie.

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Fresh Blends Creates World’s First Digitally Integrated Platform with 100% Natural Ingredients

Fresh Blends Creates World’s First Digitally Integrated Platform with 100% Natural Ingredients
  • Fresh Blender is an intuitive high-performance smoothie machine that allows customers to create 600 varieties.

  • Fresh Blends’ technological advancements allows for operator and consumer convenience.

On this episode of On Foodable: Industry Pulse, we talk to Sean Larkin, executive vice president of global commercialization at Fresh Blends, North America, as he showcases the Fresh Blender powered by Fresh Blends’ innovative beverage platform.


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Daniela Soto-Innes on Being a Young Boss

Daniela Soto-Innes on Being a Young Boss

James Beard winning chef Daniela Soto-Innes is known for heading the kitchen at famed restaurant Cosme. Named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ by Eater and receiving 3 stars from the New York Times, the restaurant has proven itself to be one of the best.

But one thing you may not know about this award-winning chef is that she is only 27... and she won her James Beard at 25.

Her secret: Daniela began working in kitchens at 14– lying about her age until she helped open Cosme at 23.

So what does the life of a millennial success story look like? The Cut reports:

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Resy is Using Machine Learning to Help Restaurants Turn Tables More Efficiently

Resy is Using Machine Learning to Help Restaurants Turn Tables More Efficiently

On this episode of On Foodable: Industry Pulse, we talk to Stephanie Cohen, head of sales for Resy, as she explains how the CRM platform helps restaurants better run their front of house operations.

The company launched in New York City in 2014 and is co-founded by innovators and entrepreneurs Ben Leventhal, Michael Montero, and Gary Vaynerchuk. Resy features complete restaurant reservations and waitlist system, table management, ticketing, web and app booking, CRM, and POS.

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Andean Dream's Organic Quinoa Pasta Solves the Gluten-Free Texture Issue

Andean Dream's Organic Quinoa Pasta Solves the Gluten-Free Texture Issue
  • Andean Dream's Organic Quinoa Pasta Solves the Gluten-Free Texture Issue.

  • Andean Dream Supports Farmers from Bolivia with its Dairy free, Corn Free, Nut free, Soy free pasta.

Ingrid Hirstin-Lazcano founded Andean Dream in 2006 after her husband Fernando Lazcano-Dunn introduced her to the struggles of the indigenous quinoa farmers in Bolivia. Fernando was serving as the Consul General of Bolivia in Los Angeles and introduced Ingrid to the farmers who, at the time, were living well below the poverty line.

AIming to provide help to these families, she developed quinoa cookies in her kitchen, and in June 2006, traveled to Bolivia to connect with a quinoa supplier who had obtained organic certification for 280 indigenous farming families. These families became her dedicated supplier for this superfood.

Now, Andean Dream also produces a line of gluten-free, allergen-friendly pasta that is making a name for themselves. A great option for consumers with special dietary demands, all the pastas are free from gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, and nuts. All products are also non-GMO and Fair trade.

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