Sokol restructures, strengthens commercial team with culinary, innovation personnel
July 29, 2022
Sokol Custom Food Ingredients has restructured its commercial team to expand support for the company’s culinary and innovation groups. Antonio Marungo was named Director of Culinary Development and Innovation and Max Pombert has been promoted to Director of Process Development and Commercialization.
New line features eight new fruit-forward and vibrant flavors for a chef-worthy culinary experience
April 29, 2022
Each flavor celebrates citrus in a refreshing and delightful way and comes in an array of profiles including Lemon Pepper Caesar, Grapefruit Poppy Seed, Spicy Mango Habanero, Mimosa, Blueberry Chipotle, Mandarin Fig, Orange Sesame Ginger and Pomegranate Lime
Daniel Carpenter to take on role as managing director – culinary
March 29, 2022
Leading innovation agency Sterling-Rice Group named Daniel Carpenter to the newly-created position of managing director – culinary at the fast-growing agency. Carpenter is joining SRG from Nextbite, a national virtual kitchen company where he served as vice president – culinary.
Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations opens new Chicago R&D center, website
February 10, 2022
Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations (CBCI) has relocated within Chicago and officially opened its new purpose-built kitchen and lab. Located on Goose Island, just minutes outside downtown Chicago, the new CBCI headquarters is designed and equipped specifically for food and beverage product development.
In a recent report published by market research firm Packaged Facts, “Dairy & Egg Alternatives: Outlook for Plant-Based & Cell-Cultured Consumer Products,” it was forecast that sales of plant-based dairy and egg products will continue to rise at an average annual rate of 6.0%, reaching $5.2 billion by 2024.
Perhaps I’m in the minority, but I love surprises—especially when they are of the culinary sort. When Prepared Foods asked me to write about future food trends, it led me to think about all the change our food and beverage industry has endured during the past few years. I also am thinking how we’ve adapted so quickly, and with such extraordinary ingenuity. I started to reflect on what surprised me the most and what sort of change we can expect in the future.
For centuries, cooks have artfully cross-pollinated cultural elements of flavor, and now culinologists are combining Latin and Asian ingredients and cooking techniques to launch innovative and flavorful prepared foods. Today’s retail shelves display a world atlas of culturally inspired experiences that might not be authentic yet answer the consumers’ desires to nourish themselves with fresh new takes on flavorful foods that simply taste good.
Welcome to this series where we cover the most common mistakes suppliers make when calling on national foodservice accounts. This month we’ll discuss mistake No. 3, which is, "Not building relationships beyond purchasing."
ON DEMAND: Broadcasting Live Session from New Products Conference:At the forefront of global, CPG and foodservice innovation, SRG will host a panel featuring some of the most provocative leaders in culinary innovation, and will share their own proprietary insights, learnings, and taste trends that may lead (and inspire) some of the hottest new products for 2022 and beyond.