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Category: Health and Wellness

WHAT’S COOKING WITH CHANTAL SCARLETT, FOUNDER OF XO FOODS GRANOLA & MOOZLY

Meet Chantal Scarlett, founder of XO Foods. Chantal creates Moozly. Chantal’s infectious sense of humour and desire for consistent business growth is part of everything she does. Chantal is so much fun to be around and work with and I love helping her grow her muesli business into a sustainable business that pays her a solid wage and supports her family.

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WHAT’S COOKING WITH NICOLE MAHLER, FOUNDER OF VEGAN READY-TO-EAT-MEALS, DELICIOUS FOODS

Nicole Mahler is the founder of Delicious Foods, a consumer packaged goods range of vegan ready-to-eat meals. Nicole has successfully built three country inspired ranges, Indian, French Farmhouse and Mexican and is working on expanding her range into the Chinese market. She’s thinking big. That excites us!

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WHAT’S COOKING WITH MICHELLE FARINA, FOUNDER NOSHING, DAIRY FREE CHEESE

Michelle Farina is the founder of dairy free and cruelty free cheese business, Noshing. Michelle has taken Noshing from a standing start to a dairy free growth business. Before Michelle launched Noshing, she says she knew nothing about food manufacturing, now she not only knows a lot about food manufacturing, she’s paying herself a decent wage, has moved her operation into a commercial kitchen and is preparing for scale.

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WHAT’S COOKING WITH SOPHIE TODD, FOUNDER MRS TODDY’S TONIC

Meet Sophie Todd, founder of Mrs Toddy’s Tonic, plant based health tonics. Sophie manages to imbue the smallest details into her fantastic tonic whilst maintaining a big, global vision. That’s impressive – I don’t see that often amongst female founders. Sophie created Mrs Toddy’s Tonic after living in Bali and now manufactures it on a commercial scale and sells it at the markets (to keep abreast of what consumers are saying), high street retailers and speciality. stores.

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WHAT’S COOKING WITH MINERVA JIMENEZ, FOUNDER MINJUMS SWEET HEALTHY SPREAD

In our latest ‘What’s Cooking’, we hear from Minerva Jimenez , the woman behind the unique and naturally delicious sweet spread brand, Minjums Foods. Minjums is currently sold at farmers markets and Minerva says it makes her happy when she sees people smile when they try it. Recently pitching to a foodtech incubator, Minerva is driven to build her business quickly and recently graduated from Chelsea’s Foodpreneurs Success Formula™ online program.

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Do you know your Ribes nigrum from your Punica granatum? Superfruit fibres for your food & drink business.

You’ve probably heard of fibre but do you really know what superfruit or what prebiotic activity is? If you’re building a food and drink business and you want the scoop on what fruit is good for what so you can put all that goodness on your nutritional panel information, then read this blog with all the latest from around the globe on superfruit fibres.

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WHAT’S COOKING WITH LEONIE HARCOURT-HORSFIELD, DIABETES MEALS ONLINE

In our latest ‘What’s Cooking’, we hear from Leonie Horsfield, founder Diabetes Meals Online. Leonie juggles two businesses, one in print and marketing and the other, her lifelong love, meals for people living with diabetes. Leonie’s world has changed for the better recently and she lights up when talking about it and tells us how she is getting closer to spending more time in her food business.

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TOP 6 GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK TRENDS RIGHT NOW

You’ve been working, creating and building a food and drink business so you’d know that being across the latest food and drink trends can be the difference between having an impact or being irrelevant. And then there’s the competition to stay ahead of. Global foodies and consumers are more than ever embracing what’s hot, healthy and visibly appealing.

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WHAT’S COOKING WITH HELEN TRICARICO, FOUNDER H.O.T.I. KOMBUCHA

In our latest ‘What’s Cooking’, we hear from Helen Tricarico, founder H.O.T.I. Kombucha. Helen is a real small business success story. She quit her day job and is now working full time in her handcrafted Kombucha business. Within the past 12 months, Helen’s business has grown from home delivery to a regular at markets to a co-manufacturing space, to being an integral part of her region’s biggest food festival, exposing her brand to over 10,000 people per day, to being included in local food tour stops and being stocked by the local wholefood outlet. Read on to be inspired.

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Sugary; sweetener alternatives

Consuming sugary products has been linked to obesity, diabetes, tooth decay and erosion. Around the world, many countries have introduced a sugar tax on sugar sweetened products to overcome health related issues. Approximately a third of consumers say they are addicted to sugar or are concerned about sugar addiction. So what are the options for sugar alternatives when making a food or drink product?

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WHAT’S COOKING WITH MAREE FERGUSON, FOUNDER DIETITIAN CONNECTION

In our latest ‘What’s Cooking’, we hear from Maree Ferguson, dietitian and founder of Dietitian Connection. Maree is passionate about providing opportunities at the front-line to career-driven nutrition leaders. After all, dietitians are foodies too and who doesn’t love a ‘foodie’?! We talk to her about starting a business from scratch and being an invaluable support to a niche industry.

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Using Plant Proteins In Your Food & Drinks Business

Plant proteins play an essential role in creating a variety of food and drink products. Plant protein sources include pea, rice, bean, hemp and sunflower protein. The increase in use of plant proteins is also due to the growing awareness of the environment and sustainability measures. For both of these reasons, the consumer goods industry has been transformed in recent years.

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