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Chef Jeff Cousminer on the multiple roles of a research chef

PeasOnMoss Podcast

Release Date: 03/07/2020

The Better Nutrition Program founder RDN Ashley Koff The Better Nutrition Program founder RDN Ashley Koff "Better nutrition better be delicious"

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Registered dietitian nutritionist Ashley Koff is a recognizable nutrition and marketing expert with the Ashley Koff Approved 3rd party nutrition evaluation service as well as collaborations among healthcare practitioners and food brands. While not a product developer herself, Koff has some insights to share with R&D teams and food brands who seek to make nutritional claims. In this preview, Koff echos comments that I've heard from other guests on the show: the product should be delicious before you even think of the claims. To learn more about better nutrition tools visit  and...

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founder Krishna Kaliannan is our guest for the PeasOnMoss podcast this week. Krishna Kaliannan is the Founder and CEO of Catalina Crunch, a Keto-Friendly Cereal in Delicious Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Toast. Krishna started Catalina Crunch because he believed it shouldn’t be so darn hard to eat Keto and have fun doing it! As a Type-1 Diabetic and Epileptic, Keto has helped Krishna both manage his diabetes and eliminate seizures. So Krishna is trying to spread Keto as far and wide as possible so folks all over can experience the benefits. Beyond the need-based innovation, Krishna has...

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Krishna Kaliannan's keto cereal brand is right at the threshold of breaking out big in the retail world after success in e-commerce and local brands. It would be easy to predict the meteoric rise and risk of failure that we see in other food startup brands. Kaliannan recognizes that these are pitfalls that startups can trip on - scaling up so quickly that they can't keep up with demand or that promises they made to their consumers might be compromised in order to be more cost or manufacturing efficient. In this preview, I didn't shy from these questions, having lived some versions of the...

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Chef Jeff Cousminer on the multiple roles of a research chef show art Chef Jeff Cousminer on the multiple roles of a research chef

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Chef Jeffrey Cousminer joined us on the PeasOnMoss podcast to share his experiences as a research chef and to reflect on the Research Chefs Association's legacy. From the early days of the founding of the RCA through the various education courses he has taught and the mentorship of product developers, Chef Jeff has been involved in many facets of our career and professional organization. Today he consults under his own consultancy business, Food Alchemy, with the witty tagline “We Put the Food Back IntoFood Science." TraceGains is a proud sponsor of PeasOnMoss. TraceGains is a cloud-based...

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When you're a co-founder of an organization (or one of the original 20), it can be challenging to watch it evolve and grow in the hands of other leaders and volunteers who came after you. There's an element of belief that you have been able to share the original objectives and trust that the organization will meet the needs of its members. Chef Jeff has been a voice in the RCA to encourage reflection upon our legacy but has also recognized that the way we differentiate our members within the food industry has to change to continue to enable to us to add value. In this preview, Chef shares his...

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Business lawyer Abe Cohn is the managing partner for Cohn Legal PLLC, and he has a unique expertise in food business. Cohn joined us on PeasOnMoss to break down some of the key ways that a legal counsel can help food businesses and discusses the necessity of protecting a business' intellectual property, registering and protecting your brand, and licensing it - all tasks that Cohn recommends you accomplish early in your food business journey. From registering your business name to trademarking a product name or filing a patent, Cohn Legal has experience in working with food businesses, which...

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Abe Cohn, the managing partner of Cohn Legal PLLC, is next week's guest on PeasOnMoss, and this preview features a special message for food business owners and managers. In our full episode, Cohn and I talk about the importance of protecting your brand, and he describes the perfect time to do so is as early as possible. Listen to his explanation and how a business law firm like Cohn Legal could help your business. Contact for details. Since 2017, IconFoods has sponsored the PeasOnMoss podcast. Icon Foods specializes in supplying the health food industry with natural alternatives to sugar....

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In 2015, Shehzad ventured into the cannabis industry, as VP of R&D at Cannabistry™ – a professional research, development and branding company dedicated to bringing outstanding product innovation to the legalized cannabis industry. Over the past four years, he has spearheaded the creation of a world-class research and development team, which has brought numerous products and technologies to market. With innovation focused on patient needs, the Cannabistry team of engineers, scientists, regulatory specialists and branding gurus are actively creating and reimagining the wide...

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Research and development professionals know that it's vital to use the same ingredients in formulating from the bench to the plant and among the various teams. Slight variations in ingredients at the bench could result in wildly different commercialized products. So, how does a team work with cannabis ingredients when they can't be legally transported across state lines? In this PeasOnMoss podcast preview, Cannabistry's EVP Shehzad Hoosein explains how his organization has worked within those restrictions and produce formulas based on the product profile rather than being subject to ingredient...

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Sarah Masoni is the Director of Product and Process Development at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center (FIC). Located in Portland, Oregon, the FIC is one of 13 experiment stations across the state affiliated with the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU. Sarah joined us on PeasOnMoss to share how she has spent the last 19 years honing the visions and products of food entrepreneurs through various classes and hands-on work with them. This podcast has been loyally sponsored by Icon Foods for two seasons. Find out why it's important to them to support this podcast and about...

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Chef Jeffrey Cousminer joined us on the PeasOnMoss podcast to share his experiences as a research chef and to reflect on the Research Chefs Association's legacy. From the early days of the founding of the RCA through the various education courses he has taught and the mentorship of product developers, Chef Jeff has been involved in many facets of our career and professional organization. Today he consults under his own consultancy business, Food Alchemy, with the witty tagline “We Put the Food Back IntoFood Science."

TraceGains is a proud sponsor of PeasOnMoss. TraceGains is a cloud-based supplier relationship and quality management platform that helps food and consumer-packaged goods companies deliver on brand promise. https://www.tracegains.com/