Quote of the Month:
“Good food is a good trend.” ~ Chef Thomas Keller
Month in Review:
+ As part of the inaugural C3I Cannabis Bootcamp on Prince Edward Island, a jointly organized workshop by Food Island Partnership, CSK, BioFoodTech, PEI BioAlliance and the National Research Council, CSK staff member Vicki Leggo and Joy Shinn of Bio Food Tech collaboratively presented on product development Day 3 of the boot camp. For further details on this event, check out this CBC News Story.
+ Also in early December, CSK Product Developers Jennifer Bryant and Krista MacQuarrie provided chef services to a commercial release event hosted at City Cinema in downtown Charlottetown; the promotional video launched by the Department of Fisheries and Communities, titled “Not Humble”, highlights the true stories of the seafood industry on PEI. The Not Humble commercial can be found here, as well as the behind the scenes footage from the making of the video found here.
+ December is always a busy month for holiday gatherings; the team at Canada’s Smartest Kitchen was proud to donate our time and resources to two community-based groups this year, to celebrate their staff, clients and volunteers with a festive food services: including the PEI CMHA– Fitzroy Centre lunch and the Brave and Broken organization dinner
+ CSK hosted a number of client sensory exercises in the month of December: for members of the community who are interested in signing-up as a new participant for 2020, you can go here, and select ‘I am a New Panelist’ to create your profile & be added to the database for future tastings
+ As we celebrated our 10th year of operations in 2019, CSK also celebrated eight years of being a Technology-Access Centre, part of the national NSERC network of innovative research and development locations, with our specialization in food product development; flashback to the original press release from 2012 here.
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Trend Alert: New Year, New Product Forecasts!
+ As the new year begins, a number of industry releases regarding market trends, flavour forecasts, and other innovative predictions for the food year ahead have been shared; check out some of the following, to find out what the world will be eating and drinking in 2020 and beyond:
- Institute of Food Technology – 2020 Flavour Forecast
- Mintel Global Food and Drink Trends 2030
- Food Dive – Deep Dive on 6 Trends for 2020
- Food Network – 12 Hottest Food Trends
- Trendhunter – Food Trends