Bootleg Avocado - Food Ventures

Bootleg Avocado - Food Ventures
Our food centric podcast helps to introduce entrepreneurs in early stage food ventures and learn about their journey.

Lil Mixins - Stopping Food Allergies One Baby At A Time
Nov 18 • 37 min
We chat with Meenal Lele, Founder and CEO of Lil Mixins. Their mission is very simple: make early introduction easy so they can put an end to food allergies. This is the one episode you don’t want to miss if you are a new parent.
FarmPod - Feeding the World One Pod At A Time
Nov 6 • 38 min
In this episode we chat with CEO, Mike Straight of FarmPod. With the numerous farming options out there, Mike takes us through his world of Aquaponics and how his FarmPods have revolutionized food service, education, and other industries.
TBJ Gourmet - Spreadable Bacon Jams
Aug 15 • 28 min
Bootleg Avocado brings you TBJ Gourmet, next level bacon jams. Chef and owner, Mike Oraschewsky, walks us through his product line of jams and rubs and chats about his journey out of restaurants for good. Help support his equity crowd funding campaign on…
Junzi - Simple, Thoughtful, Everyday Chinese Food
May 9 • 56 min
In this episode we talk to Lucas Sin, Culinary Director of Junzi - how he has been able to re-translate Chinese (regional) cuisine to a QSR concept and change the stigmatism of MSG heavy Chinese food to be EVERYDAY healthy food.
Foreal Foods - The Evolution of the Jerky
Apr 16 • 46 min
In this episode we jump into the world of (vegan) jerky and chat with director of sales at Foreal Foods, Max Buckner. Foreal Foods’ (formerly Cocoburg) sustainable production model uses up-cycled young coconut meat from the waste stream of coconut water…
HoneyFlower Foods
Mar 18 • 46 min
This week we have, Nic Bash, founder of HoneyFlower Foods: a health food company focused on making great tasting food products with scalably sustainable ingredients and zero waste. We discuss the journey from Michelin starred kitchens, to product…
Boardwalk Hospitality Presents Surf Dog
Mar 11 • 45 min
In this episode we chat with, Klaus Moeller, CEO of Boardwalk Hospitality. We discuss his new venture, Surf Dog, located in Venice Beach. What are the keys to investing in franchises? What lessons were learned in his previous businesses, spread across…
Element Farms - Ultra Fresh Hydroponics
Feb 24 • 46 min
In this episode, we talk with SERDAR MIZRAKCI of Element Farms. With the explosion of vertical farming and the demand for hydroponic products, Serdar has been able to provide a year-round, pesticide free, and scalable spinach product.
Vinder - #DoWhatsRipe
Feb 17 • 44 min
Sam Lillie, CEO and co-founder of Vinder, stops by and chats about his journey into the agriculture world and the unglamorous lifestyle of starting his company. Vinder connects home growers who have an abundant garden with community members looking for…
Crowd Funding 101 - Wefunder
Feb 6 • 47 min
In the latest episode of Bootleg Avocado - Food Ventures, we talk to Jonny Price of Wefunder and tackle the world of crowd funding. What are the different types of (equity) funding platforms out there? And how can you get the most out of raising money…
Ingest … AI For The Restaurant World
Aug 12, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, we jump back into the food tech space, with Ken Kuo of Ingest AI. We dive into the importance of having a strong co-founder and how that has guided them to create their data integration platform as a solution to the fragmented systems…
Nobody Cares About Your Product by Jill Frechtman
Aug 2, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, we talk to Jill Frechtman of “Fretzels” about the trials and tribulations of growing a product and brand in the age before social media and easy website apps. The wild wild west of CPG!
Foodie For All - B2B Catering Solutions
Jul 26, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode we discuss the double sided marketplace with CEO and Founder of Foodie For All, Oge Akyil. What was her inspiration to jump into a logistically heavy business and what has been the craziest request she’s gotten from a client.
Klove Chef - #VoiceFirst Cooking
Jul 16, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode we explore the food tech world, including Klove Chef, a voice first solution to help you cook at home.
Feb 21, 2018 • 70 min
We explore what’s happening in the Vegan world with cookbook author, Chef, punk rocker, and Vegan Boss Lady, Terry Hope Romero. Also introducing entrepreneur J.J. Williams of Best Life Foods and diving into his cauliflower centric products.
Poloze To The People & CPG
Feb 11, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode we talk with Chris Bailey of Pozole To The People, entering the CPG world, building a vegan empire in Porlandia, and #thefutureiscolor movement.
Fundraising, VC World, Tech
Feb 1, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode we explore how the VC world operates, how to prepare yourself as an entrepreneur and what NOT to do via Elise Baros of First Rock Capital. In addition we have a talk with Hernan Aracena, co-founder of Effortless and learn about his fail…
Line Threads
Jan 21, 2018 • 54 min
We discuss culinary school and the perils of education. Eric Brown, founder of Line Threads, stops by to discuss his launch and how he got into the chef apparel game.
Jan 18, 2018 • 1 min
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