198 episodes

Meet the innovators and influencers at the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites investigates the profound ways the rapidly evolving digital world is transforming how we discover, produce, and share food in the real world. Are the food revolution and the start-up generation in sync or in conflict? Host Jennifer Leuzzi explores how technology impacts our culinary lives. Get connected @TechBitesHRN on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter or email us TechBites@HeritageRadioNetwork.org. Tech Bites theme song "No Matta' CPU Track" by Uptown Nikko.

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Meet the innovators and influencers at the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites investigates the profound ways the rapidly evolving digital world is transforming how we discover, produce, and share food in the real world. Are the food revolution and the start-up generation in sync or in conflict? Host Jennifer Leuzzi explores how technology impacts our culinary lives. Get connected @TechBitesHRN on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter or email us TechBites@HeritageRadioNetwork.org. Tech Bites theme song "No Matta' CPU Track" by Uptown Nikko.

    Episode 198: Online Restaurant Traffic Trends with BentoBox

    Episode 198: Online Restaurant Traffic Trends with BentoBox

    Technology creates an avalanche of data on people with every single click, scroll and search. A restaurant website and ordering platform can hold the keys to better planning and bigger business, but who has the time and expertise to analyze the data? BentoBox. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with BentoBox Marketing Manager Cristina Martin and Design Director AJ Camara, about the - just released - restaurant trends report. It analyzes data from their 5,000+ restaurants, in 50 states and 27 counties, on how people are dinning out and using tech to make decisions and purchases. Episode 198 of Tech Bites is made possible by the generosity of Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, an organization dedicated to making the hospitality industry more hospitable to everyone.

    • 52 min
    Episode 197: New Year, New Job with Alice Cheng, CEO & Founder Culinary Agents

    Episode 197: New Year, New Job with Alice Cheng, CEO & Founder Culinary Agents

    Is this the year you get your dream job with the chef you’ve idolized? Or maybe it’s the year you finally dust off that business plan and open that coffee shop. If making a move in the hospitality business is in your 2020 plan, this episode of Tech Bites is for you. Host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Alice Cheng, CEO and Founder of Culinary Agents, the job website for the hospitality industry. Tech Bites Episode 197 is made possible by the generosity of Fair kitchens, a global movement of chefs supporting chefs to improve kitchen culture.

    • 50 min
    Episode 196: 2020 Decade Predictions with Kate Krader, Food Editor Bloomberg Pursuits

    Episode 196: 2020 Decade Predictions with Kate Krader, Food Editor Bloomberg Pursuits

    For the last show of 2019 we look into the future at the top food tech trends to watch in coming decade. Tech Bites host Jennifer Leuzzi (@mmesnack) talks with Kate Krader (@kkrader) Food Editor of Bloomberg Pursuits (@bloombergpursuits) and gastronomical oracle. This episode of Tech Bites (@techbiteshrn) is made possible by you, the listener. Thank you for helping us keep the lights on and the mics hot.

    The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate  today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.

    • 50 min
    Episode 195: 2019 Year & DECADE in Review

    Episode 195: 2019 Year & DECADE in Review

    For the penultimate show of 2019 we take a look back at the year in review, and the past decade. On this episode, host Jennifer Leuzzi (@mmesnack) with studio-guests Tony Aiazzi, co-founder of restaurant fin tech start-up ChouxBox (@_chouxbox) and HRN’s (@heritage_radio) Program Manager, Hannah Fordin, talk about the good, the bad and the apps in food tech, and a decade of food radio. This episode of Tech Bites is made possible by the generosity of Wisconsin Cheese (@wisconsincheese) the state of cheese.

    The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.

    • 55 min
    Episode 194: Aerobanquets RMX: A Virtual & Augmented Reality Art and Dining Experience in Seven Bites

    Episode 194: Aerobanquets RMX: A Virtual & Augmented Reality Art and Dining Experience in Seven Bites

    What do colors and music taste like when a chef and an artist collaborate in a virtual world? On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with artist Mattia Casalegno, chef Chintan Pandya (Rahi and Adda restaurants) and Mitchell Davis (Chief Strategy Officer of the James Beard Foundation) about their collaboration on Aerobanquets RMX. The virtual and augmented reality art and dinning experience, is currently installed on the fourth floor of the James Beard House through December 29, 2019. Aerobanquets RMX, is inspired by the Futurist Cookbook, the (in)famous Italian compendium of surreal recipes and fantastical dinners published in 1932 and made possible with today’s VR and media tech. The experience takes participants on a multi-sensory journey that combines virtual reality, food, and fantasy—a seven-course, hour-long, mind-altering art and dining experience.

    • 48 min
    Episode 193: Thanksgiving Show with Food for All

    Episode 193: Thanksgiving Show with Food for All

    Good food should be tasted not wasted! Today, Tech Bites host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Sabine the CMO and co-founder of Food for All (@foodforallapp), the app that connects restaurants that have end-of-day excess to customers in the neighborhood looking for inexpensive and delicious meals. The result is less food waste and more customer savings. This episode of Tech Bites (@hrntechbites) is made possible by the generosity of Hearst Ranch (@hearst_ranch_beef) the largest single-source producer of grass-fed beef in the U.S.

    • 41 min

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