Category Archives: News and Other Happenings

IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge Now Accepting Applications

Applications to participate in the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) second annual IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™ competition opened today and will remain open through January 10, 2019. As part of IFT’s mission to encourage entrepreneurism and innovation, the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™ is designed to help … Continue reading

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The American Pavilion in Cannes Accepting Student & Culinary Applications for 2019

The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival offers university students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend most prestigious film festival in the world. Festival’s only officially sanctioned worldwide student program open to film, business, hospitality/events majors. Culinary students and … Continue reading

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GoDaddy and Ayesha Curry Join Forces to Empower Entrepreneurs

GoDaddy Inc., the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, has signed Ayesha Curry, one of the most successful food entrepreneurs in the world. Together, GoDaddy and Ayesha will work together to inspire entrepreneurs, makers and independent do-ers to … Continue reading

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San Francisco International Wine Competition Now Accepting 2018 Entries

38th Annual Blind Judging of Global Acclaim Returns Entries are now officially open for the 38th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC), the largest and most influential event of its kind, which will be held this November 17-19 at Hotel Nikko (222 Mason … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Signs Bill to Permit Sidewalk Vending Across California

On September 17, Governor Brown signed the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act (Senate Bill 946), prohibiting criminal penalties for sidewalk vending and treating vendors like other businesses in the state. “With Senate Bill 946 we can start seeing sidewalk vendors for who they … Continue reading

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Legalizing Sale of Home-Cooked Food Will Boost California’s Entrepreneurs

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate vote yesterday to pass a bill that would permit chefs to sell meals made in their home kitchens is a victory for entrepreneurship. The California … Continue reading

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“Open That Bottle Night” Preview and much more at the 2019 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers

  Apply now for one of thirty fully-funded fellowships Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, founders of “Open That Bottle Night” and renowned wine journalists (grapecollective.com, formerly Washington Post) join a robust faculty of writers, editors, and coaches at the 15th … Continue reading

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Application Period For Transporting Healthy Food Grants Now Open

The 2018 grants will help improve access to local, fresh foods in underserved communities Distributors and producers of fresh, local foods are invited to apply to the 2018 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food, presented in partnership by CSX and The Conservation Fund. … Continue reading

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