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Episode 133: General Assembly: Tech and... Food Part 1

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Whether your food is organic, farm-to-counter, palio or delivery, it’s likely you got it via tech. The entire food-chain, from farming to production to restaurants and grocery shopping, is changing with technology. Jennifer Leuzzi (@mmesnack) interviews three CEO/Founders from the food tech space, Cheryl Clements, CEO/Founder PieShell (@pieshell), Krystle Mobayeni, CEO/Co-Founder BentoBox (@getbento) and Deepti Sharma, CEO/Founder FoodtoEat (@foodtoeat). What’s the current state-of-the-industry? How are they changing the culinary landscape with technology? Learn how they’ve adapted and innovated their companies along the way, and what they expect to see in the future. Part 1 of 2, recorded at General Assembly NYC in January 2018.

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November 23rd, 2015


Use your tech to do some good on this special holiday episode of Tech Bites. We’ll look at the transformation of the canned food collection to …

Episode 40: The B-Side – Fighting Foodies

November 16th, 2015


Tune in to the debut episode of The B-Side where we talk with some of our favorite people in the culinary world about the other things that make them …

Episode 39: Disconnect From Your Tech

November 9th, 2015


Technology is having a profound impact on our lives – and it’s not all good. What keep us connected and productive – is can also be the thing that …

Episode 38: Here Comes the Pitch

November 2nd, 2015


Restaurants want to know what customers think to improve service– but don’t want to be held hostage by public criticism. There are a slew of new apps for customer feedback and digital comment boxes, hoping to capture …

Episode 37: Story of a Start-Up: Part Deux

October 26th, 2015


This is The Story of a Start-Up: Part Deux. In June we talked with Salivation start-up founder Joseph Epstein, the day his Kickstarter project launched. He hoped to fund the proto-type of his patent-pending, learn to …

Episode 36: How secure is your business? Lock it down with security boot camp.

October 19th, 2015


Most restaurant owners are thinking about offering delicious food and awesome atmosphere to their customers. The last thing they consider (maybe never?) is who owns my payment token? Today business need to protect …

Episode 35: Life Inside the FOOD-X Accelerator

October 12th, 2015


Episode 34: DJ Takeover: Jack Inslee & Uptown Nikko

October 5th, 2015


Tech Bites gets lots of love and support from the Full Service DJ’s Uptown Nikko and Jack Inslee, so we wanted to give them a show case shout-out. In …

Episode 33: Your Phone is DIRTY. Ask a Clean Person

September 28th, 2015


You phone and tech gear are dirty and you know it. Not what’s in it (that’s your business) but what is on it. Think of all the places you put your phone, like the sticky coffee shop table, the bathroom sink counter in …

Episode 32: Instagram Boot Camp

September 21st, 2015


Get more Instagram followers by building a better feed. Michael Harlan Turkell, professional photographer and host of HRN’s The Food Seen, shares his …

Episode 31: Are Delivery Services Bad for Restaurants?

September 14th, 2015


Food delivery is one of the hottest food tech categories right now – with online ordering representing about 9-billion dollars a year in the U.S. …

Episode 30: Techtable Summit: Hi

August 10th, 2015


There are apps for almost every piece of the dinning experience. There are apps to recommend restaurants, buy the reservations, document the …

Episode 29: BlurtBox: The Post

August 3rd, 2015


The internet and social media have given people a virtual soapbox to stand-up and rant, review and critique restaurants with sites like Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Urbanspoon. The reviews are every public – and lead to …

Episode 28: Artisan Food +Uber = Our Harvest

July 27th, 2015


This week on Tech Bites Host Jennifer Leuzzi interviews Scott Reich and Mike Winik, founders of Our Harvest. Scott and Mike discuss the pros and cons of running a business that depends on long term production of …

Episode 27: 10 Years of Eater with founder Lockhart Steele

July 20th, 2015


Eater, Est. in 2005 as the Blog & Bar Americain, created much of today’s requisites for online restaurant (nay – pop culture?) coverage we’ve …

Episode 26: Culintro: The Digital Restaurant Industry Network

July 13th, 2015


The restaurant industry has always managed to stay connected through a unique global network of word-of-mouth powered by purveyors that travel between kitchens, cooks with mobile phones, magazines and visiting chefs. As …

Episode 25: Shen Tong of Food

July 6th, 2015


Taking a page from the Silicon Valley playbook, FOOD-X combines start-ups with culinary ventures in one of the first food business accelerators. …

Episode 24: ChouxBox Inventory Tech for Restaurants

June 29th, 2015


This new tech company ChouxBox comes from a chef and front-of-house guy, who wanted to spend less time on paperwork and more time cooking and the dinning room. They developed a “POP” or point-of-purchase inventory …

Episode 23: Cook Like a Chef with Salivation – Story of a Start

June 22nd, 2015


Learning to cook via video is a growing food tech category. From subscription-based models to crowd-sourced amateur videos, to YouTube celebrities, lots of businesses are banking on the idea people want how-to videos in …

Episode 22: Social Media Digital Take

June 15th, 2015


It takes more than a traveling chef and great pork buns to conquer the global restaurant and media markets. In this episode of Tech Bites, the studio is jam packed with the social ninjas that run the digital presences …

Episode 21: DJ Timka & Chef Laurent Gras – Restaurant Music

June 8th, 2015


Music can be an important ingredient to any dining experience and expressing the point-of-view of the house. In some cases, music and million-dollar …

Episode 20: Danielle Gould founder of Food + Tech Connect

June 1st, 2015


How do you keep up with all the start-ups, meet-ups and hackathons? You plug into to Food + Tech Connect. Over the past six years, Danielle Gould’s …

Episode 19: BITE Silicon Valley

May 18th, 2015


There’s a new food festival on the block – or more accurately – down in the valley. On June 5th 2015, Silicon Valley will be host to innovators of …

Episode 18: David Gruber and Pam Lewy Tweet for Tables at Babbo Restaurant

May 11th, 2015


Since opening in 1998, Mario Batali’s Babbo restaurant has been one of the toughest reservations to get. Back then, a phone call was the only way to get a table. Today, demand has not slowed down, but now there’s …

Episode 17: Kickstarter: The 1.7 Billion Dollar Idea

May 4th, 2015


People have pledged more that 1.7-billion dollars to Kickstarter projects since it’s 2009 inception. The fundraising community has re-invented …

Episode 16: Jim Meehan & Martin Doudoroff on the new PDT App

April 27th, 2015


How many cocktail recipes have been born at the famed New York City bar PDT since it’s opening in 2007? Yea – there’s an app for that.
The new app, PDT Cocktails, a database of 400 cocktail recipes, house-made syrups, …

Episode 15: IBM’s Chef Watson and Cognitive Cooking with Bon Appetit

April 20th, 2015


How do you teach a computer to cook? Have it read the 9,000 recipes in the Bon Appetit Magazine database and then introduce it to some chefs. This episode of Tech Bites talks with in-studio guests Dr. Steven Abrams of …

Episode 14: Kate Krader and Steven Hall on The Instagram Effect

April 13th, 2015


Instagram has been one of the fastest growing social media platforms since the app was release in 2010. Today it is available in 25 languages and has approximately 300 million users (about 20 million more than Twitter). …

Episode 13: Michael Madrigale of Bar Boulud, Social Media Som

April 6th, 2015


Have you seen “BTG” scrolling through your social media feed and wondered WTH “BTG Mags” means? By-the-Glass Magnums of course. Michael Madrigale, …

Episode 12: Amanda Hesser, Food52

March 30th, 2015


Since it’s launch in 2009, Food52 has grown from crowdsourcing recipes to cooking apps and commerce, becoming a fixture of culinary life online. …

Episode 11: IACP Awards Digital E

March 23rd, 2015


Got bacon? Take a virtual trip to Pig Island with this episode’s guests Rachael Wharton and Jimmy Carbone, authors of the 2015 IACP e-cookbook finalist I Like Pig: Recipes and Inspiration from New York City’s Pig …

Episode 10: Savory App: Food made

March 16th, 2015


Food delivery is one of the big trends right now in food and technology. Savory uses app technology as ecommerce platform and a 9,000-square foot …

Episode 9: Mark Egerman and Chris Lauber

March 9th, 2015


Is cash still king? With restaurant payment apps like COVER, you don’t even need your wallet, let alone cash to pay for dinner. Today’s guests Mark Egerman, Co-Founder of Cover and Chris Lauber, General Manager of Aldea …

Episode 8: The New Epicurious: A Web Food Utility

March 2nd, 2015


Condé Nast launched Epicurious 20 years ago, as the online recipe box for all their publications. It has gone through many evolutions, keeping pace …

Episode 7: Next

February 23rd, 2015


The current trend of food delivery fueled by tech isn’t just for restaurants, it’s reaching farm-to-table too. CSA (community supported agriculture) …

Episode 6: Critical Evolution: Ryan Sutton Restaurant Reviewer

February 16th, 2015


Michelin first published in 1900, a book of restaurants worth a trip to encourage people to dive more on their Michelin tires. The new car technology …

Episode 5: Food Design & Supermarket 2065

February 9th, 2015


Imagine the grocery store of the future. In 2065, what does the cart look like? Is there a produce section? Thinking about what food looks like in the future, can influence what we do with our food today. At Studio …

Episode 4: Next Gen Wine Apps, Delectable 4.4

February 2nd, 2015


Want to be a wine expert? There’s an app for that. The 4.4 release of the Delectable wine app is here. It’s a powerful little app that let’s you …

Episode 3: Hacking OpenTable for Last Minute Reservations

January 26th, 2015


Do you have a dinner reservation tonight? Today, booking a table can be harder to get than tickets to a Broadway show. You love to go out to eat, but don’t want plan 30-days in advance or pay for a reservation. What do …

Episode 2: Libraries, Culinary Archives and Digital Menus

January 19th, 2015


Collecting cookbooks and menus is so important to our culinary life, whether it’s for our personal memories or sharing public knowledge. This episode …

Episode 1: Forbes Food & Drink “30 Under 30” 2015

January 12th, 2015


The Forbes annual “30 Under 30” list identifies and applauds young innovators and entrepreneurs who are impacting our world. The 2015 list, released on January 5th, represents 600 game changers across 20 industries. …

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