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The Next Big Thing: Eat These Pickles - Beyond the Pickle
November 16, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people bring bottles of wine to a party. Eric Machtinger brought his homemade pickles. His hosts weren’t disappointed. They were enthusiastic. “People would crack open the jar [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Desserts Studio - A Baker on a
October 25, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Most people start a bakery to sell pretty cupcakes or perfect pies. Linda Cheung started her business, Desserts Studio Inc., to “help youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder ([...]
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Food Starter Launches Video Series for Food Entrepreneurs
October 20, 2017

There are no secrets to success in the food business: launching a food business is hard work. But with Food Starter’s access to expertise, networking and industry-specific knowledge, many Ontario food entrepreneurs are gaining [...]
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The Next Big Thing - Living Farmacy: Beyond Smooth
September 5, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Living Farmacy wasn’t born in a single moment, but evolved from a series of events spanning 20+ years. It began when Kim Chung, a broke student, spent her [...]
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Chef Stories – Meet Personal Chef Mauro Ritacca
August 24, 2017

Personal Chef Mauro Ritacca is passionate about sharing his family’s authentic Italian cuisine with his customers. Although Mauro has been cooking for years (even along-side his mother, as a youngster) Mauro’s personal chef [...]
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The Next Big Thing: SwitchGrocery - A Direct Link to Innovation
August 14, 2017

By Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Four years ago, Neha Charnalia set out to commercialize a cauliflower pizza crust. Pre-diabetic and diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Neha struggled to find a way to maintain [...]
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The Wisdom of Failure
June 29, 2017

by Charmian Christie, The Messy Baker Tired of winning? Samuel West, founder of Sweden’s Museum of Failure, certainly is. While the museum doesn’t honour incompetence, shoddy practices, or flat-out bad ideas, it does [...]
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Food Starter entrepreneurs share their experiences in the Humber College’
March 17, 2017

by Amanda Scriver Last month, we shared how six of our incredible Food Starter entrepreneurs were matched up by Humber College’s Bachelor of Commerce program to take part in the college’s Capstone Project. [...]
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The Next Big Thing: Premium Near Beer Launches for Non-Drinkers
January 13, 2017

What is a beer aficionado to do when he is forced to quit alcohol for health reasons? This one built a business around sourcing high-quality nonalcoholic options for Canadians. By Deena Douara A devout Muslim, [...]
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