Rachel Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Rachel’s Brand, an emerging company that’s stirring things up in the oatmeal category with overnight oat mixes. Rachel’s aims to serve millennial consumers with a premium version of the classic oatmeal breakfast, using superfood ingredients like organic rolled oats, chia seeds, hemp and flax for a better-for-you option that can easily be prepared the night before.
Robert Petrarca is the CEO and co-founder of Maxine’s Heavenly, a sweet snacking company that crafts cookies with better-for-you ingredients. Inspired by a beloved family recipe, Maxine’s aims to deliver a homemade taste for consumers seeking healthier options.
Jenny Heman is the founder of Honeycut Kitchen, an upstart brand crafting nutritious snack cakes with a balanced macro profile. Focused on fitness enthusiasts and health-forward consumers, the company is offering a fresh take on the famous indulgent treat using natural and organic ingredients.
Ian Wishingrad is the co-founder of Three Wishes Cereal, a brand looking to innovate in the stale cereal category, crafting a healthier choice compared to traditional offerings in the set. The company aims to provide families with a familiar and easy breakfast option that’s grain-free, low in sugar and features protein-packed ingredients.
Dinesh Tadepalli is the co-founder of Planeteer, a company that is helping to solve the plastic pollution problem by replacing plastic cutlery with edible cutlery. The brand’s first products are non-gmo, all natural spoons that stay firm for 25 minutes in hot soups and 45 minutes in ice cream.
Nadeem Srouji is the founder and CEO of Kips, the maker of dehydrated kale chips seasoned with flavorful spices and ingredients. The company is looking to expand beyond kale chip consumers, reaching the average snacker through farmers’ markets, bars and coffee shops, as well as offering options for vegan, keto and gluten-free eaters.
Rachel Klein is the owner of Revival Food Co., the makers of indulgent and nourishing stone ground almond butters with no added sugar or preservatives. Revival is known for its flavorful and funky lineup featuring ingredients such as rosemary, maca and chai spices.
Pork King Good is revitalizing pork rinds with new flavors and has created a unique product that serves as an alternative to breadcrumbs. Rick Koston, the brand’s managing partner, says the company is focused on serving consumers looking for low carb and low sugar snacking options.
Stacie Skinner is the founder and CEO of Lopaus Point, a frozen waffle company that’s offering the taste of homemade with the convenience of toast-and-serve products. Paying special attention to ingredient choice, the brand crafts gluten-free and allergen-friendly waffles without the use of sugar.
Greg D’Alessandro is the founder and CEO of D’Avocado, a company focused on offering good-for-you foods. The brand’s versatile and nutrient dense chocolate avocado snack can be used as a puddling, spread, dip or frozen dessert.