105 episodes

Beyond the Shelf dives into the food and beverage industry with guests from all corners of the business including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from trends in retail and production to expert tips on marketing to inspiring stories from growing companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.

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Beyond the Shelf dives into the food and beverage industry with guests from all corners of the business including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from trends in retail and production to expert tips on marketing to inspiring stories from growing companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.

    Exploring the versatility and complexity of bitters with Genevieve Brazelton of The Bitter Housewife

    Exploring the versatility and complexity of bitters with Genevieve Brazelton of The Bitter Housewife

    Despite being considered a bar staple, bitters are often a very misunderstood product. What exactly are they? And how has the market for them changed over the past ten years? This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with the Co-Founder and CMO of The Bitter Housewife, Genevieve Brazelton. In this episode, Genevieve gave us some much-needed insights into the bitters market, as well as walked us through the process of how they are made. We also discussed the ever-growing non-alcoholic spirits/beverage market, and how consumer interest in better-for-you options is changing the industry.
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    • 38 min
    What has caused the recent cocktail boom with André Darlington

    What has caused the recent cocktail boom with André Darlington

     The recent cocktail boom has marked a significant shift in the beer, wine, and spirits industry. Focused on complex flavor profiles and international-inspired ingredients, this recent resurgence has been a long time in the making. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with author, journalist, and cocktail connoisseur, André Darlington. His latest book, Booze Cruise: A Tour of the World's Essential Mixed Drinks, chronicles his travels across the globe to the world's top cocktail destinations. In our interview, we discussed what he learned along his travels as well as how the world of cocktails and mixology has changed in the past 20 years. We also talked about what has caused the recent cocktail boom, and what he really thinks about celebrity-backed spirits. 
    You can order his latest book Booze Cruise: A Tour of the World's Essential Mixed Drinks on Amazon.
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    • 38 min
    The importance of accurate nutritional labels with Sonia Couto of MenuSano

    The importance of accurate nutritional labels with Sonia Couto of MenuSano

    Nutritional labels are not only an extremely important resource/tool for consumers but also for food manufacturers. With a growing demand for more transparency in the food & beverage industry, having access to thorough nutrition analysis can help companies better inform their customers. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with Sonia Couto, the Founder of MenuSano. They've created an online nutrition analysis software that helps restaurants and food manufacturers create accurate nutritional labels. In this episode, Sonia shared with us how they created the software and why software like this is important to consumers.
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    • 31 min
    Innovation in the Protein Bar Category with Mark & Chris of Buddha Brands

    Innovation in the Protein Bar Category with Mark & Chris of Buddha Brands

    The protein bar category has always been a challenge for brands to enter. Between finding space on overcrowded shelves, and the challenge of keeping up with consumer interests - the protein bar category is increasingly tough to stand out in. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with the Founders of Buddha Brands, Mark Cigos and Christopher Magnone. In this episode, Mark & Chris share how they came to create a protein bar that is free from GMOs, palm oil, sugar alcohols, dairy, and soy. They also explain why it was so important for them to create a clean-label protein bar, and gave us some insights into how innovation is challenging the protein bar category.

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    • 45 min
    Can better-for-you products be indulgent with Sydney Chasin of Chasin' Dreams Farms

    Can better-for-you products be indulgent with Sydney Chasin of Chasin' Dreams Farms

    Typically, better-for-you products are often characterized by their functional properties but often aren't seen as indulgent. Although great strides have been made in the industry to make better-for-you products that taste great, overcoming that long-standing stereotype is a battle that many brands are tackling. This week on Beyond the Shelf presented by ChefsBest, we spoke with the Founder of Chasin' Dreams Farm, Sydney Chasin. In this episode, Sydney gives us some background into the farming and production of sorghum, an ancient grain that is extremely versatile and is considered to be environmentally sustainable. She also shares how Chasin' Dreams created a popped sorghum product that is helping to fill the market of indulgent better-for-you products.

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    • 26 min
    What's new in the vitamin and supplement industry with Michael Vercelletto of Church & Dwight

    What's new in the vitamin and supplement industry with Michael Vercelletto of Church & Dwight

    In this very special 100th episode of Beyond the Shelf presented by ChefsBest, we spoke with the Marketing Director of Vitamins, Minerals and, Supplements at Church & Dwight, Michael Vercelletto. In this episode, Michael shared with us how Vitafusion and L'il Critters have continued to share their core value of providing delicious vitamins for all. We also discussed how the last year has shaped the vitamin and supplement industry, as well as how their partnership with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is helping to bring fresh affordable food options to underserved communities. 

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Alexstrath1 ,

Great guests, amazing questions, incredible host

From Adam Hiner to Yaron Weitzman, the host brings on great guests building so amazing brands and does a great job at asking insight provoking questions that are entertaining and educational.

Victoria Spruiell ,

Really informative- loved the “ugly produce” episode!

I loved the episode on “ugly produce.” It’s great that we now have companies selling this produce- it curbs food waste and is better for the planet overall! Looking forward to more episodes!

supplyingthelight ,

Really informative!!

Great range in topics and guests.

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