133 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.

    Creating unique and scalable beverage products with Tom Gibson & Scott Weddle of Flavorman

    Creating unique and scalable beverage products with Tom Gibson & Scott Weddle of Flavorman

    Once dominated by a handful of national brands, the beverage category has grown exponentially in the past few years. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with the Director, Flavor Architect and COO of Flavorman, Tom Gibson and Scott Weddle. Flavorman helps beverage brands formulate and develop products, ranging from energy drinks, seltzers, RTD cocktails and more. In this episode, Tom and Scott shared with us how recent innovations and advancements in technology have helped to create more space for unique beverage products. We also discussed why and how flavor is so personal to each and every consumer, and how their process helps brands create scalable beverage products.
    To stay up to date on all new episodes, subscribe to Beyond the Shelf on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio – and don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

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

    What did you think about the episode? Let us know by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 47 min
    Using functional ingredients to promote brain health with Jonathan Wolfson of Brainiac Foods

    Using functional ingredients to promote brain health with Jonathan Wolfson of Brainiac Foods

    Functional ingredients are not new to the food & beverage world - but over the past few years, an influx of consumers are showing a growing interest in food & beverage products that don't just taste great but also serves a functional purpose. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Brainiac Foods, Jonathan Wolfson. Focused on promoting brain health, Brainiac Foods has a line of snack products for the whole family that is loaded with better-for-you ingredients. In this episode, Jonathan gave us some insights into the ever-growing better-for-you market, and we discussed why brain health is often left out of the conversation when discussing health & wellness in food & beverages. We also discussed how the past three years have shifted consumers' understanding and interest in functional ingredients.
    To stay up to date on all new episodes, subscribe to Beyond the Shelf on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio – and don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
    Beyond the Shelf is a food & beverage podcast that dives into a wide range of topics with guests from all corners of the food & beverage industry, including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from retail and production trends, and expert tips on food marketing and advertising claims, to inspiring stories from food & beverage companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.
    What did you think about the episode? Let us know by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 32 min
    Why taste is key in better-for-you food & beverage products with Kristi & David Vartanian of TiDBiTS Candy

    Why taste is key in better-for-you food & beverage products with Kristi & David Vartanian of TiDBiTS Candy

    Better-for-you variations of traditionally indulgent food & beverage products have the unique challenge of overcoming shoppers' misconceptions about the quality n and taste of "healthy" products. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with the founders of TiDBiTS Candy, Kristi and David Vartanian. On this episode, David and Kristi gave us some insights into what led them to create a line of better-for-you candy. We also discussed why candy was late to the better-for-you trend, and why it's extremely important for them to highlight their product's simple ingredient lists and great flavor in their marketing efforts.
    To stay up to date on all new episodes, subscribe to Beyond the Shelf on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio – and don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
    Beyond the Shelf is a food & beverage podcast that dives into a wide range of topics with guests from all corners of the food & beverage industry, including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from retail and production trends, and expert tips on food marketing and advertising claims, to inspiring stories from food & beverage companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.
    What did you think about the episode? Let us know by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 33 min
    How to balance education and entertainment in social marketing with Vasa Martinez of Perfy & growthbuster

    How to balance education and entertainment in social marketing with Vasa Martinez of Perfy & growthbuster

    Most modern food & beverage brands utilize organic social marketing to some extent, but how many are actually getting the most out of their efforts? This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with Vasa Martinez of Perfy, growthbuster, and Outer Aisle. In this episode, Vasa gave us some background into his extensive history in the food & beverage industry, including what led him to create growthbuster and Perfy. We also discussed what modern brands often misunderstand about organic social marketing, and why building a community is the best way to hit all points in a customer's journey.
    To stay up to date on all new episodes, subscribe to Beyond the Shelf on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio – and don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
    Beyond the Shelf is a food & beverage podcast that dives into a wide range of topics with guests from all corners of the food & beverage industry, including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from retail and production trends, expert tips on food marketing and advertising claims, to inspiring stories from food & beverage companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.

    • 34 min
    What's changed in the protein/nutritional bar category with Jennifer Maxwell of JAMBAR

    What's changed in the protein/nutritional bar category with Jennifer Maxwell of JAMBAR

    Now seen as a very competitive market, the protein/nutritional bar category has gone through many ups and downs. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with the Founder and CEO of JAMBAR, Jennifer Maxwell. As an industry veteran, Jennifer walked us through how the protein/nutritional bar category has shifted since she first created the iconic PowerBar brand several decades ago. She also gave us some insights into her latest brand, JAMBAR, including why it was important for them to create a nutritional and artisan product that gives back to their community.
    To stay up to date on all new episodes, subscribe to Beyond the Shelf on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio – and don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
    Beyond the Shelf is a food & beverage podcast that dives into a wide range of topics with guests from all corners of the food & beverage industry, including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from retail and production trends, expert tips on food marketing and advertising claims, to inspiring stories from food & beverage companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.

    • 21 min
    Why brand education is important with Éva Pelczer of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal

    Why brand education is important with Éva Pelczer of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal

    In any new or up-and-coming categories within the food & beverage industry, a certain amount of brand education is necessary. This week on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with the Director of Brand Education at Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Éva Pelczer. In this episode, Éva took the time to clarify what the difference is between mezcal and tequila, and to debunk common misconceptions about the popular spirit. Éva also gave us some much-needed background on how mezcal is made, and why it's important to honor the indigenous communities in Mexico where the spirit is produced. As Director of Brand Education, Éva took the time to explain why it's important for Del Maguey to educate retailers and bartenders about the history and complexities of their products and how that benefits consumers.
    To stay up to date on all new episodes, subscribe to Beyond the Shelf on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio – and don’t forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
    Beyond the Shelf is a food & beverage podcast that dives into a wide range of topics with guests from all corners of the food & beverage industry, including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from retail and production trends, expert tips on food marketing and advertising claims, to inspiring stories from food & beverage companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.
    What did you think about the episode? Let us know by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Megeliz721 ,

Interesting and useful content, and great host

I was a guest on Beyond the Shelf, and I have to say that I loved listening to past episodes with other fascinating stories of brands and experts, and have subscribed since to keep up with it. Scott is a fabulous host who is truly engaged with his guests and knowledgable in his own right, which helps the conversations go deeper than they would on a podcast produced with less care or expertise. I highly recommend this to both listeners and guests who might want to share the stories of their brands.

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!

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