The Power of Wild Blog

The idea of using food to improve personal health has fueled consumer interest in less processed, authentic food and has spurred the surge in food trends like organic, GMO-free, paleo and all-natural. The Power of Wild Blog is for the foodservice trade, consumer packaged goods product developers and brand managers who want to stay on top of the latest food trends, hear what other thought leaders are doing to increase profits and differentiate their products and menu offerings to meet the demands of today’s health conscious consumers. The Power of Wild bimonthly blog will keep you inspired. Sign up today!

Don’t Ignore the Power of Superfoods for your Menu

Editorial consulting by the Culinary Institute of America I totally get the new menu labeling laws – really, I do. But what I would really like a menu or product

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“Breakfast All Day” and Trending Flavors Fuel Smoothie and Lifestyle Bar Categories

Editorial consulting by the Culinary Institute of America Americans are opportunistic eaters. Rather than sitting at a table for three proper meals a day, we tend to graze our way

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Flavor is the Superhero and Remains Top Reason Why Consumers Purchase Food

Editorial consulting by the Culinary Institute of America Wow! Pop! Snap! Pow! Ka-Boom! Sounds like the conversation bubble from a superhero comic book, right? Yet, I am referring to the

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On Earth Day, we look at the food we eat through the lens of water usage

Editorial consulting by the Culinary Institute of America How many gallons of water does it take to produce a pound of food? The answers will amaze you. Back To Second

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Is Wild the Next Hot Food Trend?

Editorial consulting by the Culinary Institute of America One chef’s obsession over what comes next…. Local. Artisanal. Paleo. Sustainable. Superfood. Healthy. Wild. Bacon. Simple, yet powerful words that generate millions

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Is Your Menu Relevant?

How Panera Bread is staying on top of – and helping to set – national food trends Interview with Panera Bread® Head Baker Tom Gumpel Tom Gumpel gets up every

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The secret to creating best-selling menu items in a real foods world

Interview with Panera Bread® Head Baker Tom Gumpel In a recent interview at Panera Bread in downtown Chicago, Head Baker Tom Gumpel told the powerful tale of his Wild Blueberry

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Is Wild the Next Hot Food Trend?

Editorial consulting by the Culinary Institute of America One chef’s obsession over what comes next…. Local. Artisanal. Paleo. Sustainable. Superfood. Healthy. Wild. Bacon. Simple, yet powerful words that generate millions

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Storytelling with a Wild Edge, A National Food Phenomenon

Editorial consulting by the Culinary Institute of America For about seven years, I worked as a private chef for some of New York City’s most elite while they escaped the

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What’s the secret to creating a #1 selling jam?

Michele Cole’s history with Stonewall Kitchen reaches back to the early days, when two young entrepreneurs named Jonathan King and Jim Stott had the bold idea to launch a specialty

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