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January 28, 2014

Specialty Food 2014 Plate Of The Union Report

What does the coming year hold for specialty food entrepreneurs?  Check out Small Food Business’ new 18-page Plate of the Union report for more information about the macro economic and consumer behavior factors that will impact the US specialty food industry in 2014. 

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August 19, 2013

Guest Post – Catering in an Unattractive Location

If you have spent any length of time in the catering business, you know you aren’t always blessed with the perfect conditions or facility to serve a meal. Catering a meal outside in inclement weather is about as nightmarish as it can get. However, in nice weather that same situation can make for a perfect…

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June 5, 2013

The Basics of Starting A Wedding Cake Business

Continuing with Wedding Week here on Small Food Business, today we look at one of the sweetest parts of the wedding business – the cake itself!  While I have enjoyed my fair share of wedding cake and have made a few myself when I worked for a high-end hotel and a few for friends, I…

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May 22, 2013

Guest Post – Counting the Cost of Waste in Catering

Nobody in any industry likes to be deliberately wasteful, but many companies don’t realize how often they fail to make the best use of their resources. Sadly, nowhere is this more the case than in catering – whether its food ending up in the trashcan, bulky packaging items reducing workspace in the kitchen, or simply…

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