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Hot Food Trends on the North Shore

Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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What is a food trend, and who do the affect?
Who/what drives food trends?
Are there “hidden” food trends that aren’t visible to everyone (hint: YES)?
How does a small business keep track of, and respond to, food trends within their industry?
What is “hot” right now – and more importantly, WHY?
Can one predict the next feed trend?
Speaker:  Andy King, Owner, A & J King Artisan Bakers
Co-Sponsored by: MA Small Business Development Center and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development
 

Presenter

Andy King

Andy King is a bakery owner, author, and former food writer, having contributed to the Portland Phoenix, Downeast Magazine, and Bon Appetit. He graduated with a degree in Music from Colby College (Waterville, ME), shortly thereafter attending the New England Culinary Institute (Montpelier, VT) where he met his to-be wife and partner, Jackie. Andy spent a season at the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Arrows (Ogunquit, ME) before moving to the baking world at the Standard Baking Co. (Portland, ME). The couple opened A&J King Artisan Bakers (Salem, MA) in 2006. They have won multiple Best of Boston awards (Boston Magazine), 8 consecutive Best of North Shore awards (North Shore Magazine), supply some of the regions top restaurants and stores, and have been featured on national and international television programs, newspapers, magazines, and websites. In 2013, they co-wrote Baking by Hand, their first book on artisan baking, which was chosen as an Amazon.com Editor’s Pick of the Month for September 2013.

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