Tag Archives: Small Business

‘Whole Foods Effect’: When Small Food Makers Get the Call to Go Big

Source: NY Times Food

Elation can quickly turn to fear as small companies must suddenly learn how to produce at larger volumes while maintaining quality and consistency.

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Mixing Cuisines, Mexicue Moves Beyond the Food Truck

Source: NY Times Food

With three restaurants in New York, David Schillace and Thomas Kelly plan to open two more each year, taking some cues from Shake Shack and Chipotle.

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Bespoke Blades: Here’s an in-depth look at BiltSharp…

Source: Eater Philly

biltsharpFB.jpgHere’s an in-depth look at BiltSharp knives, a one-man operation based in Brewerytown that’s been handcrafting knives since 2012, courtesy of Drew Lazor for the Daily News. Learn how Adam Balkovic, a former cheesemonger at DiBruno Bros., got into the trade, how the knives get made, and who’s buying them. [PDN] [Photo: BiltSharp/Facebook]

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Is the FDA waging a war on artisanal cheese?

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Is the Food and Drug Administration waging a war on artisanal cheese?

The answer depends on your perspective. But this much is certain: An FDA official’s remarks to New York regulators about using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the domestic industry and raised questions about the status of imported cheeses that use the same process.

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Union Kitchen gives small food businesses a space to call their own

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Meg Murray of Thunder Pig Confectionery is in dire need of a half-size baking sheet for her focaccia dough. She scurries from the second-floor space occupied by most of the bakers at Union Kitchen to the largest first-floor prep area to beg one off of Whisked baking assistant Kristen Hoffman, who is in the throes of slicing nearly 50 pounds of plums destined for 300 pies.

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After a Recession in Portugal, the Tiny Green Fruits of Success

Source: NY Times Food

Recent data suggest that the country is indeed hitting its export stride, but the balance sheets of the nation’s banks could weigh on the fragile economic comeback.

    

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