Discussing condiment, sauce and dressing trends with a food executive
April 13, 2021
Prepared Foods talks dips, sauces and condiment trends with David Bezenyei, sales manager, Columbus Vegetable Oils. Based in Des Plaines, Ill., Columbus Vegetable Oils produces a wide range of sauces, dressings, condiments and oils for private label and contract manufacturing customers. Likewise, it supplies a Butcher Boy sauce line to foodservice operators.
Discussing Asian flavor and food trends with a corporate executive chef
March 31, 2021
Prepared Foods talks Asian flavor and food trends with Andrew Hunter, corporate executive chef for Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. Chef Hunter also is head of culinary R&D for Wolfgang Puck Worldwide and executive chef for Niman Ranch.
Prepared Foods talks Latin food trends, tastes and ingredients with Anna Cheely, chef and senior scientist at Kalsec Inc. Kalsec, Kalamazoo, Mich., is an international leading supplier of natural spice and herb extracts, colors, antioxidants, advanced hop products, dry products and nutritional ingredients for the manufactured food, beverage, nutritional and pharmaceutical markets.
An executive perspective on beverage flavor and taste trends.
January 21, 2021
Prepared Foods talks beverage flavor trends with Jared Smith, vice president of business development at Stratus Group Duo LLC, a Los Angeles firm developing and marketing functional, convenient beverages. Its portfolio includes KÖE Organic Kombucha and Perfect Hydration Alkaline Water.
Executive perspectives on “street food” spices and concepts
November 19, 2020
Prepared Foods talks street food trends and tastes with Nicholas “Claude” and Angela Colabella, co-founders of Little’s Specialty Foods, Inc., an artisan seasonings, blends and mixes company in New Canaan, Conn.
An industry expert’s perspective on consumer trends and food & beverage innovation
September 4, 2020
Prepared Foods talks consumer insights with Lesle Na, Director of Business Development with Ibotta Insights. It is a consumer research agency under the umbrella of Ibotta, whose smartphone app lets consumers earn cash back on in-store, mobile app, and online purchases with receipt submission, linked retailer loyalty accounts, payments, and/or purchase verification.
An innovator’s approach to improving the R&D process and new product pipeline
August 31, 2020
Prepared Foods talks innovation strategy with Galit Feinreich founder and principal consultant at Little Wave Co., Los Angeles. Feinreich’s 20+ year career spans a range of companies from start-ups to multinationals across industries from enterprise software to sports nutrition and food. Current and recent clients to her consulting practice include Dole Packaged Foods, Nature’s Bakery and Cremo Company.