21 episodes

Welcome to Farm to Fork: The Innovators, the podcast where decades of industry expertise meet the future of the food supply chain. I'm David Maloni, your host, and with over 40 years in the food production, distribution, and operations sectors, I've seen the industry evolve. But now, it's time to push the boundaries of innovation further.
Every other week, join me as I sit down with pioneers from the past, the game-changers of today, and the visionaries shaping the future of our field. Together, we'll explore new ideas, technologies, and strategies that can revolutionize how we farm, produce, move, and serve food to the world.
I invite you, our listeners, to be a part of this journey. If you know someone or have a topic in mind that aligns with our mission, please reach out. Your input matters, and it could be the spark that ignites the next big breakthrough in the food supply chain.
For more insights and to connect with my consultancy, visit www.DatumFS.com. Thank you for tuning in. Together, let's drive innovation and transform the way we nourish our communities 

Farm to Fork: The Innovators with David Maloni David

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to Farm to Fork: The Innovators, the podcast where decades of industry expertise meet the future of the food supply chain. I'm David Maloni, your host, and with over 40 years in the food production, distribution, and operations sectors, I've seen the industry evolve. But now, it's time to push the boundaries of innovation further.
Every other week, join me as I sit down with pioneers from the past, the game-changers of today, and the visionaries shaping the future of our field. Together, we'll explore new ideas, technologies, and strategies that can revolutionize how we farm, produce, move, and serve food to the world.
I invite you, our listeners, to be a part of this journey. If you know someone or have a topic in mind that aligns with our mission, please reach out. Your input matters, and it could be the spark that ignites the next big breakthrough in the food supply chain.
For more insights and to connect with my consultancy, visit www.DatumFS.com. Thank you for tuning in. Together, let's drive innovation and transform the way we nourish our communities 

    Exploring the FDA's Mission: Food Safety and FSMA Rule 204 with Angela Fields, Senior Consumer Safety Officer with the FDA

    Exploring the FDA's Mission: Food Safety and FSMA Rule 204 with Angela Fields, Senior Consumer Safety Officer with the FDA

    In this exciting podcast episode, we have an eye-opening chat with Angela Fields, a Senior Consumer Safety Officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), about her fascinating role and the agency's crucial mission. Angela shares her journey and passion for food safety, along with her love for travel and outdoor adventures. We dive into the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its Rule 204, shedding light on traceability and recalls in the food supply chain. She also breaks d...

    • 58 min
    Exploring the Cattle Industry: Insights from Veteran Rancher Russ Gold

    Exploring the Cattle Industry: Insights from Veteran Rancher Russ Gold

    Welcome to Farm to Fork Innovators! Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Russ Gold, a veteran cattle rancher from rural Oklahoma with 60 years of experience. Russ has played a pivotal role in producing some of the finest premium beef in the world.In our discussion, we delve into several important topics, including an overview of the cattle industry from calf to plate, the major challenges the industry faces both on a macro level and day-to-day, the impact of inflation, the future of the cat...

    • 47 min
    Creating Value for Brands in the Digital Age with Ian Navarro, founder of Navarro Culinary Connection

    Creating Value for Brands in the Digital Age with Ian Navarro, founder of Navarro Culinary Connection

    In today’s episode, Ian Navarro, founder of Navarro Culinary Connection, shares his journey from distribution roles to establishing his own food service brokerage in Denver, Colorado. Ian explains the concept of food brokerage as a fractional sales team aiding brands in navigating the food service industry. Highlighting the importance of storytelling, building relationships, and leveraging technology, particularly social media, to connect chefs, brands, and distributors, Ian further disc...

    • 55 min
    Kim Spalding, CEO of Cheetah Foodservice, Revolutionizing the Foodservice Supply Chain through Data and Technology

    Kim Spalding, CEO of Cheetah Foodservice, Revolutionizing the Foodservice Supply Chain through Data and Technology

    Join us as we sit down with Kim Spalding, CEO of Cheetah Technologies and a visionary transforming the food supply chain through technology. Starting as a Texas girl with a love for wine and music, Kim shares her fascinating transition from running a winery to pioneering product innovation at Starbucks, and later, enhancing shipping security with blockchain at TradeLens. Kim's tenure at Google shines through as she discusses the company's strategy to revolutionize data structuring for bu...

    • 38 min
    Trailblazing Sustainability and Innovation in Today's Foodservice Supply Chain: An Interview with Armada's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Debi Gann

    Trailblazing Sustainability and Innovation in Today's Foodservice Supply Chain: An Interview with Armada's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Debi Gann

    In this episode of Farm to Fork: The Innovators, we sit down with Debi Gann, Vice President, of Marketing and Business Development at ARMADA Supply Chain Solutions to explore the critical role of data and technology in the food service supply chain. With almost a decade in the supply chain industry, Debi shares her background and ARMADA's focus on innovation, including predictive analytics and warehouse advancements. Debi dives into the company’s approach to supply chain solutions, ...

    • 48 min
    Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs): Webinar Bonus Episode with a Board of Datum FS Advisors | Featuring Jeff Abramson, Brendan Clarke, and James Kennedy

    Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs): Webinar Bonus Episode with a Board of Datum FS Advisors | Featuring Jeff Abramson, Brendan Clarke, and James Kennedy

    Welcome back to another episode of Farm to Fork: The Innovators. This monthly webinar episode is especially geared toward those sprouting new food service ventures or who consider the industry second nature. Today we are joined by esteemed industry veterans Jeff Abramson, Brendan Clarke, and James Kennedy as light is shed through the lens of the three key players in the supply chain: Supplies, Distributors and Operators on the often-misunderstood world of Group Purchasing Organizations (...

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Three Rivers Films LLC ,

Humor, Humanity, and Insight

Farm to Fork offers tremendous reflection and insight into food supply chain challenges and opportunities. But even more, David asks great questions in such a personable manner that the podcast becomes a forum for how to merge business integrity and personal ethics. A critical show for those inside and meaningful interviews for any business.

BrooklynIT ,

A culinary that fell short

While the episode of "Farm to Fork: The Innovators" featuring Jeffrey Amoscato, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Menu Innovation at Shake Shack, promised insights into the intersection of culinary expertise and supply chain management, it ultimately fell short of expectations.

Despite the potential for a deep dive into Shake Shack's innovative practices, the conversation remained surface-level throughout. While Amoscato's journey from culinary school to his current role was briefly touched upon, the discussion lacked depth and failed to provide meaningful insights into the strategies and challenges faced in managing a large-scale supply chain for a renowned restaurant chain.

Moreover, the episode's emphasis on sustainability felt like an afterthought rather than a central theme. While the importance of sourcing sustainable ingredients was acknowledged, there was a lack of concrete examples or actionable strategies discussed. Instead of delving into Shake Shack's specific efforts towards sustainability or providing practical advice for listeners, the conversation remained vague and uninspiring.

Overall, while the topic had the potential to be engaging and informative, the episode failed to deliver meaningful content and left listeners wanting more substance and depth.

DG Frizz ,

Delicious Content!

What a neat look back into time within the food supply chain world. Loved the history between you and two and look forward to other iconic episodes. Really love his former campaign , “ WE HAVE THE MEATS!!” and so do my kids! We scream it ever time 🤣also love the fact he’s a Southside Cubs fan! North side Cubs fan here that got to take my kids to that World Series 🤩

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