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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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Food Starter opens its doors to serve up Toronto’s
October 12, 2017

caption id="attachment_4220" align="aligncenter" width="390"] John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, Councillor Michael Thompson, Councillor Mary Fragedakis and Minister Laura Albanese joined Dana McCauley and Ted McKechnie from Food Starter, [...]

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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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Other Blog Posts
Identify your Value Proposition in 60 Seconds
August 21, 2017

At Food Starter, we gather the best trainers we can to help our clients hone their business skills and get to market fast!  One of our specialists who adds tremendous value at the Market Feasibility [...]
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It looks and smells like beer, but it's not really -
August 14, 2017

By Shannon Martin, CBC News For a craft beer connoisseur, it was the worst kind of news. Ted Fleming went in for what was supposed to be a regular visit to the doctor's office. Instead [...]
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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 National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
August 9, 2017

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) understands technology and business.  Each year, IRAP supports thousands of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all industry sectors through funding and a [...]
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