Holiday Gift Ideas

December 15, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas

Yup, it’s that time of year again.  Hopefully, your upcoming holiday plans are filled with great food and loved ones.  We put together this short little guide to help you give mindfully this year.  Maybe you give them to your family and friends, maybe you keep them for yourself.  Happy holidays! Kraut Source & Recipe Bundle – $40 KitchenTown Maker Karen Diggs invented the perfect tool for fermenting at home.  This stainless steel mason jar
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Drop Water creates customized drinks with locally sourced water into 100% compostable containers. Their Drop Stations help eliminate the need for plastic bottles of water by bottling at the customer, which enables the use of eco-friendly materials in their packaging. When KitchenTown introduced Drop Water to DSM, the largest nutrition company in the world, both companies immediately saw an opportunity to collaborate and add value to an already innovative product. With DSM’s expertise and access
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black sesame human centered design food innovation bootcamp

November 5, 2018

Black Sesame Bootcamp

This weekend, KitchenTown collaborated with the food innovation arm of the Stanford D.School to host a food-focused, design thinking bootcamp for food entrepreneurs.  Black Sesame‘s mission is to help early stage food startups understand their market and identify new product opportunities through human-centered design thinking.  Led by Soh Kim and KitchenTown’s founder Rusty Schwartz, 10 food entrepreneurs were invited to take part in a 3-day workshop to design, prototype, and market an innovative food product. The challenge
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regrained bar
Barilla, the world’s largest pasta manufacturer, wants to meet food startups that are defining the future of food.  They want to participate in creating a more sustainable food system and are looking to invest, support, and collaborate with innovative food companies.  They created BLU1877, a venture capital fund to invest in food startups with promising futures and their first publicly disclosed investment was in ReGrained, a KitchenTown maker.  Open Innovation Through its Open Innovation Program,
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Nitika Dhamankar
We are thrilled to introduce Nitika Dhamankar as the latest addition to the KitchenTown team.  Nitika will lead our newly minted Product Innovation Lab.  She will assist food entrepreneurs in getting their products ready for commercialization, helping them with recipe development, shelf stabilization, nutrition facts labeling and more.  She comes from a rich background in food with experience at Plum Organics and Bolthouse Farms under her belt.     To get in touch with Nitika, email 
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