Craft Food Classroom

Craft Food Classroom

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.

Episodes

December 29, 2021 28 min

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 som...

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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 ...

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"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 ...

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

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Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits a...

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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 employe...

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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 t...

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September 21, 2021 21 min

We are eating pizza, all kinds, with Terry Thomsen from Feel Good Dough. Our Craft Food Classroom professor, David Miller, co-hosts this delicious episode with John Zakel from Honeycomb Credit. Terry talks about her journey to make the absolute best products possible and her passion for sales. Terry's daughter Lindsey joins us to explain the magic behind their organic yeast.

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Eric and David sit down with Sonya Patel from PUR Spices to hear about her unique path to Central Kitchen through the Craft Food Classroom.  

As a food lover and mom of food allergy children, Sonya was sick and tired of spending hours scrutinizing food labels, wondering what was in my spices and sauces. All She wanted was to find fresh, healthy, and tasty cooking ingredients that didn't have a running list of additives, preserv...

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August 27, 2021 29 min

Tina Chamoun brings her huge flavors into the kitchen for this episode. Eric and David get to learn all about Za'atar, including how to pronounce it. Tina is the founder of Terranean Herbs & Spices and Your Lebanon and was recently named among the top 40 under 40 by Arab America Foundation.

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Eric and David sit down with Michael Mintz, owner of Cleveland's iconic Bertman Ballpark Mustard.

Bertman Foods Co. was started in the 1920's by Joseph "Joe" Bertman. He was an old-fashioned businessman who could be making sales calls, loading trucks, reviewing books, or buying produce on any day. His work ethic is etched into the company's DNA, focusing on and expanding our product line and distribution. Bertman...

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June 25, 2021 22 min

Eric Diamond and co-host David Miller sit down in the Launchbox at The Central Kitchen with Anthony McGhaw with Comfort Zone Foods.
Wait until they taste his Southwestern Chicken Chili at 13:25.

"I love my family, some of them don't cook well so I had to figure out things on my own."

"You can always taste Love."

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June 25, 2021 20 min

Eric Diamond and co-host David Miller sit down with Patrice Zebbs from Damn Good Vegan. Patrice is a graduate of the Craft Food Classroom. Patrice breaks down the science behind her Damn Good Vegan BLT.

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June 25, 2021 33 min

Eric Diamond and co-host David Miller sit down with Walter Bonham of The Food Lab. He talks about his mission to get good food into his community. To meet this mission, he helps establish urban farms, build hoop houses and other structures to promote sustainable food production.

"My motto is to 'Build, Grow, Feed.'"

Also, sitting down in this episode is Korinna Goettel, the executive director of IdeaWorks, a shared...

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June 25, 2021 28 min

Eric Diamond and guest Co-host Michelle Jefferson from Veganish sit down with Mary Johnson. Mary is the founder of Vitamin Kandie and author of From This to That. Mary talks about her unbelievable personal transformation and how she motivates others to change their life.

"Back in 2009, I was 120 pounds overweight, and I decided to take my life back."

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