14 episodes

One of America's most extensive food hubs talks with thriving food entrepreneurs about their journey and vision. Each episode features live testing of products from food hubs near and far while diving into our guest's story. Submit your food products for our experts to evaluate flavor, branding, and community impact. 
For sponsorship or product placement opportunity contact: barry@thecentral.kitchen.

Craft Food Classroom Central Kitchen

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

One of America's most extensive food hubs talks with thriving food entrepreneurs about their journey and vision. Each episode features live testing of products from food hubs near and far while diving into our guest's story. Submit your food products for our experts to evaluate flavor, branding, and community impact. 
For sponsorship or product placement opportunity contact: barry@thecentral.kitchen.

    Pan's Mushroom Jerky: "This can be a lonely journey; you're not alone. Build a network. It takes a lot of grit and grind to get things off the ground."

    Pan's Mushroom Jerky: "This can be a lonely journey; you're not alone. Build a network. It takes a lot of grit and grind to get things off the ground."

    Pan's Mushroom Jerky: "This can be a lonely journey; you're not alone. Build a network. It takes a lot of grit and grind to get things off the ground."
    Michael Pan grew up in Starkville, Mississippi. His roots are spread across the globe from Peru to a small fishing village in Malaysia. Family traditions inspired him to create an unbelievably satisfying Mushroom Jerky. Michael shares the story of his journey and some outstanding knowledge about how entrepreneurs can find their unique paths.
    @heinens
    @mushroomjerky
    @centralkitcle
    @ediblecleveland
    @craftfoodclassroom
    @sharktankabc
    @foodsuperpowers
    @markcuban
    www.Heinens.com
    www.MushroomJerky.com/.com
    www.TheCentral.kitchen/classroom
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    • 28 min
    Nomaste Cakes: Go with your heart. If you think too much about it, It probably won't happen. Just jump in and go for it.

    Nomaste Cakes: Go with your heart. If you think too much about it, It probably won't happen. Just jump in and go for it.

    Nomaste Cakes: "Go with your heart. If you think too much about it, It probably won't happen. Just jump in and go for it."
    Eric and guest host Olivia Kinczel sit down with Lydia Dolsen from Nomaste Cakes. Lydia showed up in the Launchbox like a ray of sunshine to talk about her passion for health and wellness and her delicious plant-based 'cheese'cakes.NOMaste started in the kitchen of Lydia Dolsen and was born out of a desire to combat autoimmune disorders within her and her daughter. The only thing that helped was a whole food diet in combination with essential oils and supplements. She devoted herself to hours of study and research and eventually turned her education into delicious cakes that everyone could enjoy without feeling guilty.In fact, these tasty treats can even nurture their bodies!Our company specializes in making the cleanest and most creative desserts on the market today. They are available in a variety of unique flavors and are made from all-natural ingredients. As such, they have a lot of health benefits. For your convenience, we sell our products at different locations as well as online.NOMaste is for the modern grocery store that sees the public’s need—quality, raw, vegan, and gluten-free desserts to replace all their sugary vices. In other words, NOMaste is for everyone—because who doesn’t want to put good fuel into their bodies when it tastes delicious to boot?Beyond that, they want clean ingredients; quality is everything for them. It is for the individuals with autoimmune diseases who have tried every pill under the sun with no luck: and they are now ready to turn to food as medicine.
    @heinens
    @nomaste_cakes
    @centralkitcle
    @ediblecleveland
    @craftfoodclassroom
    @foodsuperpowers
    www.Heinens.comwww.NomasteCakes.com
    www.TheCentral.kitchen/classroom
    www.TheCentral.kitchen
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    • 31 min
    When you're asking for your community to support you, you've got to go backward and support your community

    When you're asking for your community to support you, you've got to go backward and support your community

    "When you're asking for your community to support you, you've got to go backward and support your community."@heinens@popeskitchen@popescocktails@centralkitcle@ediblecleveland@craftfoodclassroom@foodsuperpowerswww.Heinens.comwww.PopesKitchen.comwww.PopesCocktails.comwww.TheCentral.kitchen/classroomwww.TheCentral.kitchenhttp://lp.thecentral.kitchen/newsletter-subscriptionClark Pope brings wisdom, inspiration, and, most importantly, his craft cocktail pouches onto the podcast set with Eric and David.   This fun-filled, mojito-fueled episode goes from Clark receiving the 3rd key ever issued at the Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen to where he sits today as the owner of 2 powerhouse brands and dozens of successful products.

    • 35 min
    If nature produces something really good, keep it simple, and you can create incredible products

    If nature produces something really good, keep it simple, and you can create incredible products

    "If nature produces something really good, keep it simple, and you can create incredible products."
    @heinens
    @tuliptreecreamery
    @centralkitcle
    @ediblecleveland
    @craftfoodclassroom
    @foodsuperpowers
    www.Heinens.com
    www.TulipTreeCreamery.com
    www.TheCentral.kitchen/classroom
    www.TheCentral.kitchen
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    Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits and Laura Davenport (with the help of many others). Fons' makes the cheese, and Laura focuses on sales, marketing, and education. Laura and Fons joined Barry Jarvis to discuss their award-winning products.
    "We want to work with a farmer that cares very much, that stands for something."

    • 43 min
    You don't have a company unless you have excited people to be there

    You don't have a company unless you have excited people to be there

    MelkandCookies Founder and President, Rochel Melka, has been spreading joy with her cookies since she was a young girl. MelkandCookies was launched on the principle that serving family and friends home-baked cookies is an act of love and a nod to simpler, uncomplicated times.Rochel talks about how lucky she was to have a mother that encouraged her to have fun and make a mess in the kitchen. She speaks passionately about her employees being the most crucial ingredient in her success. "I was just really lucky because I had a Mom that didn't care about the mess I made in the Kitchen.""Sticking close to the knitting: Creating the best cookie on the market.""If somebody like me can do this business, anybody can."@heinens@melkandcookies1@centralkitcle@ediblecleveland@craftfoodclassroomwww.Heinens.comwww.MelkandCookies.comwww.TheCentral.kitchen/classroomwww.TheCentral.kitchenhttp://lp.thecentral.kitchen/newsletter-subscription

    • 26 min
    Collision Bend Brewery: Inspired to Create by their Customers

    Collision Bend Brewery: Inspired to Create by their Customers

    Collision Bend Brewing Company is setting new standards in modern microbreweries. With an unrivaled fresh, natural menu and beers destined for national awards, the brewery is quickly becoming a Cleveland landmark on the Cuyahoga River. Collision Bend's beers are handcrafted by Luke Purcell, one of Ohio's top brewmasters. We visit Luke at the brewery to talk about his journey and inspiration. We drink beers, try some tasty tacos and talk about Luke's journey from Great Lakes to Collision Bend. 
    Collision Bend is where expertly crafted beer and food collide. 
    Graham Russell, the founder of the phenomenon of @cookingwithcarrrl on Instagram and Tik Tok, joins us as a special co-host.
    @heinens
    @collisionbrew
    @centralkitcle
    @ediblecleveland
    @craftfoodclassroom
    @cookingwithcarrl

    www.Heinens.com
    www.CollisionBendBrewery.com
    www.TheCentral.kitchen/classroom
    www.TheCentral.kitchen
    http://lp.thecentral.kitchen/newsletter-subscription"

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Poses A Studio ,

Collision Bend Brewing....Great Podcast

Thank you for doing this podcast, everyone did a great job, very informative......Now I want to get my butt down to Collision Bend Brewing Company so I can try some beer and food pairing for myself!!

JennyRKelley ,

Inspiring for Aspiring Foodpreneurs!

Incredible stories from interesting and inspiring food entrepreneurs plus live product tastings! Fun and informative!

clefood ,

Great show!

I love the format and hearing about local food entrepreneurs in the CLE! Highly recommend!