Giant Food: Local Products & Succeeding with Ecommerce
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
9M ago
In this episode, we speak with Gregg Dorazio and Kate Clarke from Giant Food. With a new initiative for local products, Gregg and Kate are here to discuss best practices for brands onboarding with new retailers, what makes a product stand out and shine, and why ecommerce is a great way to expand your customer base. https://giantfood.com ..read more
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Stone's Throw Hash Returns to Food Founders!
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Ben James, founder of Stone's Throw Hash. Growing up in rural Virginia around neighboring farms, Ben developed a love for food. After taking courses in sustainability, Ben was shocked to learn that less than 1% of food is sourced from within 400 miles of its end destination. This inspired Ben to research and develop products to change this statistic. Initially launching as a food truck, Ben has grown Stone's Throw Hash into a CPG brand, available at Giant, Whole Foods, and many other retailers throughout the region. Read more: Stone's Throw Hash www.stonesthrowha ..read more
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Berg Bites: Shaking Up the World of Protein One Bite at a Time
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Dan Berg, founder of Berg Bites. Dan founded Berg Bites during his Junior year at George Washington University after eating these homemade bites growing up in New York. Dan began selling Berg Bites in 2017 in the local DC market. After iterating his product packaging and gathering valuable feedback from his customer base, Berg Bites expanded their product offerings to include bites and the Mighty Bite, containing 16 grams of protein. Berg Bites is carried in hundreds of stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, online, and supplies to numerous NBA ..read more
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Compass Coffee: How Two Former Marines Teamed Up To Create Real Good Coffee
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Michael Haft, co-founder of Compass Coffee. Michael, along with co-founder Harrison Suarez, bonded over a shared love of coffee while deployed as marines in Afghanistan. After moving back to DC, they began experimenting roasting coffee in Michael's basement. After creating the perfect roast, Michael and Harrison launched Compass Coffee, that now boasts 12 cafes, 250 staff, and a 50,000 sq. ft. roastery. To read more about Compass Coffee, click here. www.compasscoffee.com ..read more
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Bee J's Cookies: A Cookie Worth a Second Helping
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Bryant Jones and Andrea O'Neal of Bee J's Cookies. Bryant, our baker, doesn't have a sweet tooth; he has sweet teeth! Bryant, grew up baking with his grandmother, Sweetie. Because of this, he doesn't have a sweet tooth, he has sweet teeth! Partnering with his co-founder Andrea, who is one of five kids, the duo launched Bee J's Cookies to bring a delicious assortment of cookies that are worth seconds. Read more about Bee J's Cookies. www.beejscookies.com ..read more
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Swizzler: Real American Eats From College Dorms to the District
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Jesse Konig, Co-founder of Swizzler. Jesse and co-founder Ben Johnson, began their business partnership after selling hot dogs together in college at Wake Forest. Now, through their food trucks, restaurant, and CPG french fries, they are on a mission to change the way people eat by serving affordable and delicious all-American eats. To read more about Swizzler, click here ..read more
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Keeping it Spicy with Farm + Muse
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by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Regina Watson, founder of Farm + Muse. After traveling around the world, Regina fell in love with flavor and yearned to find a way to stay connected to flavor. She developed five curated all purpose seasoning blends to help people maintain their love for cooking. Read more about Farm + Muse here ..read more
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Revol Snax: Accidental Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing the Snack Industry
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Dave Birsen and Nadine Calderon, co-founders of Revol Snax. Dave and Nadine met in 2014 and bonded over their love for food and nutrition, and the keto diet. After experimenting in their home kitchens, they launched Revol Snax in 2017 to create keto friendly snacks. Fast forward to today and Revol Snax is available nationwide ..read more
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Stone's Throw Hash: From career marketer to CPG food founder
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Ben James, founder of Stone's Throw Hash. Ben, our local hash guy, will talk about his latest product launches, how he first got into the food industry, and his commitment to sourcing local ingredients ..read more
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Caribe Juice: Bringing flavors of the Dominican Republic to the National Market
Union Kitchen Food Founders
by Union Kitchen
1y ago
In this episode, we speak with Luis Solis, CEO and co-founder of Caribe Juice. Disappointed with the lack of exotic juice offerings, Luis launched Caribe in 2015 to bring flavors of the Dominican Republic to the US market. Committed to owning his own manufacturing, Luis opened his own facility in the Dominican Republic in 2017. Fast forward to 2020, Caribe acquired WTRMLN WTR, an acquisition that could only be made possible by his impressive manufacturing infrastructure. Since then, Caribe has grown throughout the country through Caribe Juice, WTRMLN WTR, and private labels ..read more
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