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BTB Entrepreneur Showcase: Cristina Arantes of Kika’s Treats

By Kimberly D. Nettles-Barcelón
Kika’s Treats is a wholesale and online store specializing in Brazilian-influenced chocolate covered cookies, caramels, and cheese bread (known as pão de queijo). The owner/creator is Cristina Arantes, a Brazilian-born woman who moved to the Bay Area … Continue reading

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CIA: Applications Being Accepted for Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts

The road to a rewarding career in the food and hospitality industries just got shorter for career changers and college students. They can now use the college credits they have already earned to speed up their path to a valuable … Continue reading

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Multimillionaire McDonald’s CEO is a Force of Nature, Making Money Moves

Roland Parrish is the president, CEO and owner of Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. Parrish is also the former chairman and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association, a 42-year-old organization with $2.7 billion in sales and 1,300 restaurants. However, it … Continue reading

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The Name Game

Chefs share insights from increasingly common trademark disputes
When chef Waldy Malouf opened Waldy’s Wood Fired Pizza & Penne in New York City, in 2006, he decided to name the restaurant after himself, as many rising chefs do.
“I foolishly named it … Continue reading

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How Memphis Black Restaurant Week’s Founder Turned a Setback into a Big Win

In 2008, Daniels was given the pink slip and was forced to abandon one of her fondest passions: recruiting talented mentors to serve at-risk youth. It was an emotional loss, to say the least.
And when you’re an educated professional standing … Continue reading

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Taliera on Hunt for New Brands for Expansion

Founder & CEO J Smoke Wallin focusing on next growth brands for national and regional expansion after successfully rolling out Beach Whiskey and American Harvest nationally
Taliera announced today it is actively building its portfolio of iconic beverage brands after successfully … Continue reading

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The Latino Food Industry Association Announces Official Launch

Hispanics now spending at a higher rate on groceries, shopping perishables more frequently than other consumer groups in the U.S. Hispanic buying patterns will be revealed from Dr. David Hayes Bautista’s newly released report.
With Hispanics now spending at a higher … Continue reading

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BTB East Entrepreneur Showcase: Stacie Page, Founder of Cupcakes and More

By Benita Johnson
I must admit that when I asked Cuisine Noir Magazine for licensing to do the Behind the Business- East Conference, it was because I wanted to show off the best of Richmond.  Although all of our participants are … Continue reading

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