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SKUFood Recipes for Success

Food & Cooking Podcasts

The food and beverage industry impacts everyone. There is always something happening that impacts producers, processors, distributors, retailers and consumers. SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast tells the story of what is happening and why. Our guests will be people from one end of the value chain to the other. We will discuss what they are working on and how it impacts the store shelf and what goes into the shopping cart. People want to know more about the food and beverage products they take home to share with family and friends. Host Peter Chapman has worked in this industry for his entire career. A high school job in retail evolved into 20 years with Canada’s largest food retailer where Peter worked in marketing and advertising and merchandising. After leaving Loblaw, Peter has worked with producers and processors from coast to coast to get their products on the shelf and into the shopping cart.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The food and beverage industry impacts everyone. There is always something happening that impacts producers, processors, distributors, retailers and consumers. SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast tells the story of what is happening and why. Our guests will be people from one end of the value chain to the other. We will discuss what they are working on and how it impacts the store shelf and what goes into the shopping cart. People want to know more about the food and beverage products they take home to share with family and friends. Host Peter Chapman has worked in this industry for his entire career. A high school job in retail evolved into 20 years with Canada’s largest food retailer where Peter worked in marketing and advertising and merchandising. After leaving Loblaw, Peter has worked with producers and processors from coast to coast to get their products on the shelf and into the shopping cart.

Language:

English

Contact:

9029572028


Episodes
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Ep. 11 Pivoting to Pita- Cedar Valley Selections- Ameen Fadel

6/7/2024
Welcome to "Recipe for Success," the podcast that explores the journeys of trailblazers in the food industry. In this episode, we're thrilled to feature Ameen Fadel, Cofounder and President of Cedar Valley, a Canadian food manufacturer known for its authentic style pita chips made with better-for-you ingredients. Ameen's entrepreneurial journey began at just 16 years old as a high school project. Together with his mother, he has transformed Cedar Valley into a fast-growing business, employing 16 people at their 5000 sq ft facility in Windsor, Ontario. The company has gained national recognition, appearing on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and earning accolades from TELUS Business, Desjardins, and the Food Network. Recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Class of 2024, Ameen continues to drive Cedar Valley's success. Join us as Ameen shares his inspiring story, insights into building a successful food brand, and strategies for navigating the challenges of the industry. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, this episode is packed with valuable lessons and inspiration for achieving success in the food sector. Website: https://cedarvalleyselections.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cedarvalleyinc/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cedarvalleyinc/ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cedarvalleyinc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ameen-fadel-48175514b/ If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:34:10

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Ep.10 Growing the appetite for Canadian products internationally through Canada Brand Program- AAFC- Cheryl Donnelly

5/10/2024
In this episode we are joined by Cheryl Donnelly, Senior Market Development Officer at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). With 14 years of experience in international affairs at AAFC, Cheryl has been instrumental in driving market development strategies and initiatives in regions such as the EU and the Middle East. Her expertise extends to leading the modernization of AAFC's Canada Brand Program, aimed at promoting Canadian agri-food and seafood products on the global stage. Cheryl has a proven track record of success, having led e-commerce and digital marketing campaigns in Japan and Vietnam as part of launching the Canada Brand internationally. Currently, she's focused on the Indo-Pacific region, devising strategic approaches to help companies capitalize on export opportunities. Join us as Cheryl shares her insights into export trade, market development strategies, and the importance of the Canada Brand in promoting Canadian products globally. Whether you're a seasoned exporter or new to international trade, this episode offers valuable lessons and strategies for success in the ever-expanding global market. Website: https://agriclient.powerappsportals.com/en-CA/home-accueil/ If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:36:57

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Ep. 09 Passion for more than Produce- Eric Biddiscombe

4/16/2024
In this episode, we're privileged to sit down with Eric, a seasoned leader with four decades of experience in the food and beverage industry. With thirty-three years on the retail side, Eric has honed his skills in distribution center operations, health and safety, process improvement, and more. His diverse expertise spans from quality assurance to procurement, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table. But Eric's journey doesn't stop there. For seven years, he's lent his talents to the supplier side, excelling in sales and marketing roles. His contributions extend beyond individual companies, as he's actively involved in industry organizations like the CPMA and CFIA advisory board, where he's made a lasting impact. Currently the Director of Sales and Business Development at Algoma Orchards, Canada's largest independent apple grower, Eric continues to shape the future of the produce industry. Join us as Eric shares his insights, lessons learned, and the secrets to cultivating success in this ever-evolving field. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this episode is sure to leave you with a recipe for success. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-biddiscombe-13692a46/ Website: https://www.algomaorchards.com/ If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:29:25

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Ep. 08 Developing ideas in the Kilted Kitchen- The Kilted Chef- Alain Bosse

4/12/2024
In today's episode, we have the Kilted Chef, Alain Bosse grace our virtual kitchen. With his signature attire and boundless culinary creativity, the Kilted Chef has become a beloved figure in the culinary world. He has charmed audiences far and wide as an Ambassador of Atlantic Canadian Food and his unique culinary flair. Get ready for a delightful conversation filled with anecdotes, insights, and perhaps a dash of tartan charm as the Kilted Chef shares his passion for food, culture, and the joy of bringing people together through the universal language of cooking. Whether you're a seasoned chef or an enthusiastic home cook, this episode promises to leave you hungry for more. https://kiltedchef.ca/https://www.instagram.com/kiltedchefalain/https://www.facebook.com/thekiltedchef/If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:31:08

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Ep 07 Elevating a classic condiment- Smak Dab- Carly Minish-Wytinck

4/4/2024
In this episode, we're delighted to sit down with Carly, a culinary innovator on a mission to elevate kitchen experiences through the power of mustard. As she embarked on her journey towards obtaining her Red Seal Certification, Carly discovered the transformative potential of mustard as a culinary secret weapon. With a simple spoonful, she realized how mustard could effortlessly elevate familiar dishes to new heights of flavor and complexity. Drawing on her expertise as a trained chef, Carly has embarked on an entrepreneurial venture, carving out a niche in the local food market for high-quality mustard. Her creations not only cater to seasoned chefs but also invite enthusiasts of all cooking levels to experiment and explore the culinary magic of mustard. Join us as Carly shares her insights, experiences, and the delicious journey she's undertaken to fill the mustard gap in the food market, inspiring us all to embrace the simple yet profound impact of this versatile ingredient in our kitchens. Website: https://smakdab.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smakdabmustard/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMAKDABMUSTARD If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:37:36

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Ep. 06 Cultivating culture through the kitchen- Shivani’s Kitchen

2/6/2024
In this episode, we sit down with Shivani Dhamija, the founder of Shivani's Kitchen, a company that's been making waves in the world of ethnic food products. Join us as we explore Shivani's entrepreneurial journey, from establishing her CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) certified facility in 2020 to the remarkable progress she's made since. Discover the secrets behind Shivani's success in manufacturing authentic and delicious ethnic products for grocery stores. Learn about the challenges she faced, the milestones she achieved, and the passion that drives her to bring the flavors of her culture to a broader audience. Get ready for a conversation that delves into the art and business of creating ethnic products, with Shivani as our guide through the aromatic and flavorful world of Shivani's Kitchen on SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast, presented by FCC. https://shivaniskitchen.ca/https://www.instagram.com/shivaniskitchen/https://www.facebook.com/shivanikitchen If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:39:25

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Ep. 05 Starting A Food Business On An Island In The North Atlantic- The Oat Company- Pat Griffin

2/6/2024
In this episode, we're joined by the founder of The Oat Company, Pat Griffin. Pat takes us through his unexpected journey from having no background in food or business ownership to becoming a leader in the natural foods industry, all based in St. John's, NL. Discover the unique story of how Pat's personal quest for wholesome snacks, amidst the chaos of family, career, and a bustling schedule, led him to create something truly special. Faced with a lack of healthy options without unnecessary additives, he decided to craft his own snacks and share them with the world. Little did he know, there were countless others on the lookout for the same nutritious and delicious alternatives. Join us as we explore Pat's unconventional path, where his relatable struggle to find healthy snacks became the driving force behind The Oat Company on SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast, presented by FCC. https://www.oatcompany.com/https://www.instagram.com/theoatcompany/https://www.facebook.com/theoatcompany/If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:54:34

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Ep 04 Elevating Everyday Cooking With Spices- Big Cove Foods- Sarah deSchiffert and Dave Armstrong

2/6/2024
In this episode, prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure as we’re joined by Sarah and Dave from Big Cove Foods. They share the story of leaving the bustle of Toronto for the serene Northern Shore of Nova Scotia. What started as a short stay at a 250 year old farmhouse turned into a decade long adventure of building a life and a business. Discover the philosophy behind their culinary creations, centered around making cooking easy and fun for everyone. It’s time to unleash your inner chef and rock your taste buds with attention grabbing flavours that are sure to impress. Sarah and Dave are here to show you what’s possible in the world of flavour and fun on SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast, presented by FCC. https://bigcovefoods.com/https://www.instagram.com/bigcovefoods/https://www.facebook.com/BigCoveFoodshttps://www.youtube.com/@bigcovefoodshttps://www.tiktok.com/@bigcovefoodsIf you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:42:13

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Ep. 03 Healthy Hummus With A Twist- Mother May I- Nada Choufi

2/6/2024
In this episode, we sit down with Nada, the force behind "Mother May I," a local Alberta hummus company that sprouted from her journey into motherhood. Nada's story is a testament to the transformative power of real food and the incredible adventures that can unfold when passion meets purpose. Join us as Nada shares the pivotal moment when, as a new mother, she realized the importance of introducing soft, nutritious food early on. Disappointed by the lack of clean ingredient hummus options in local stores, she took matters into her own hands, literally. What started as a humble batch of homemade hummus for her family quickly blossomed into a community sensation. Follow Nada's inspiring journey from blending chickpeas for neighbours, friends, and family to proudly offering four flavors of her delectable hummus dips, available province-wide in Alberta. Learn about the challenges she faced and the lessons she embraced in turning her dream into reality. Tune in as Nada takes us through the highs and lows, the joys, and the hardships of building Mother May I on SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast, presented by FCC. https://mothermayidip.com/https://www.instagram.com/mothermayibakehttps://www.facebook.com/mothermayibake/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1azQsOgNb4hAnKuYRpPvEAIf you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:39:47

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Ep. 02 Snacking With Purpose- Snak Bakery- Hannah Mollegaard

2/6/2024
Join us in this inspiring episode with Hannah, the founder of Snak Bakery. A passionate advocate for wholesome living and mindful consumption, Hannah shares her journey of transforming a simple idea into a guilt-free pleasure. Hannah’s love for delightful treats merged with her commitment to healthier, high-quality ingredients brings the story of Snak Bakery to life. Get ready to hear about the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship and Hannah’s commitment to make snacking a celebration of well being on SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast, presented by FCC. https://snak.ca/https://www.instagram.com/snak.bakery/https://www.facebook.com/snak.bakery/If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:46:11

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Ep. 01 Baking Sweet Success- By Sweetness- Chris Goodrow

2/6/2024
In this mouthwatering episode, we sit down with Chris, co-owner alongside his wife Kristy at Sweetness Sugar cookies. Chris, who jokingly refers to himself as a retired teacher, brings over 20 years of sales experience. Learn how Chris and Kristy balance running a business together, and discover the lessons Chris has gathered along the way. From managing millions in national and regional sales, looking after sales and distribution, he is also involved in off-shore purchasing, in/out-bound logistics, and reaching everything on high shelves. Tune in to hear the secret ingredients behind turning a passion for baking into a successful entrepreneurial venture on SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast, presented by FCC. https://bysweetness.com/https://www.instagram.com/by_sweetness/https://www.facebook.com/bysweetnessonlinehttps://www.tiktok.com/@colouring_cookieshttps://www.linkedin.com/company/bysweetness/ If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:59:31

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SKUFood Recipes for Success Podcast

10/23/2023
The food and beverage industry impacts everyone. There is always something happening that impacts producers, processors, distributors, retailers and consumers. SKUFood Recipes for Success podcast tells the story of what is happening and why. Our guests will be people from one end of the value chain to the other. We will discuss what they are working on and how it impacts the store shelf and what goes into the shopping cart. People want to know more about the food and beverage products they take home to share with family and friends. Host Peter Chapman has worked in this industry for his entire career. A high school job in retail evolved into 20 years with Canada’s largest food retailer where Peter worked in marketing and advertising and merchandising. After leaving Loblaw, Peter has worked with producers and processors from coast to coast to get their products on the shelf and into the shopping cart. If you like what you heard leave us a comment or a review and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you would like to be on the show, send us an email : peter@skufood.com or susan@skufood.com Keep informed and up to date about the latest news in the food industry, and follow us on social media: SKUFood newsletterLinkedIn Instagram Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:01:02