Here’s a listing of FoodChannelPRO’s inaugural partners.
CultureWaves is a global consumer-insights company with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Missouri. Experts from CultureWaves will provide ongoing trends and insights on Food Channel PRO™ with specific relevance to foodservice. The company offers a fresh approach to the insights process, tracking and monitoring 35 consumer behavioral categories daily, which enables its experts to provide consumer insights that are based on real, underlying human emotion—the why, not the what—of a trend. For more information, visit www.culturewav.es..
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)
IFMA is a leading trade association comprising more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious food, equipment and supply manufacturers in the $588 billion foodservice industry, as well as related marketing service organizations, trade publications, distributors and brokers. IFMA’s mission is to serve as a business partner to its members by bringing them relevant, actionable services that are fundamental to their business assessment, planning and execution. For more information, visit www.ifmaworld.com.
Johnson & Wales University
Since 1914, Johnson & Wales University has been preparing students for both professional and personal success with its unique approach of combining academics and practical skills with relevant work experiences and community service. The institution is widely recognized as a world leader in culinary education services, offering accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, hospitality, culinary arts and education. Johnson & Wales University operates campuses in Providence, North Miami, Denver and Charlotte. For more information, visit www.jwu.edu.
Chicago-based Manifest Digital was founded in 2001. The company creates marketing and communication solutions that solve real business needs by positioning itself at the center of the evolving digital market. Manifest will provide the infrastructure and digital technology that will power the Food Channel PRO website. For more information, visit www.manifestdigital.com.
Foodservice technology company MenuMax is a leading provider of recipe-management and cost-control software. The company is partnering with Food Channel PRO to offer recipe and cost-calculation software for foodservice. The software allows operators to create and manage recipes with the ability to categorize by ingredient for cost calculation and analyze for nutritional composition using ESHA ingredient data. Recipes can also be resized by yield, portion size or baker’s percentage. For more information, visit www.menumax.com.
Mintel International is an independent award-winning provider of world-leading market intelligence, delivering robust information, analysis and critical recommendations. The company is partnering with Food Channel PRO to offer ongoing menu, consumer and trend insights. Mintel’s trusted portfolio of proprietary industry solutions and products have been supporting high-profile clients in key sectors such as CPG, foodservice, financial services, media, retail, leisure and education for more than 38 years. The company has an expanding global presence with offices in London, Chicago, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.mintel.com.
Noble provides a full range of strategic thought leadership for its clients, including consumer insights, brand planning, product ideation and development, and marketing communications. The company employs more than 125 associates with capitalized billings of more than $128 million. Recognized as one of the nation’s top independent advertising agencies, Noble specializes in marketing to the food, home and building products and service industries. Noble has been selected by Food Channel PRO as its advertising and marketing agency-of-record. For more information, visit www.noble.net.
Penton Media (www.penton.com) provides solutions tailored to the needs of their audience in the form of digital, print, and live events in 16 distinct markets. Today, more than six million professionals rely on Penton products for the information needed to compete and the connections needed to succeed. Food Channel PRO™ and Penton Media have entered into a content sharing initiative which, along with other partners, will create innovative solutions to give restaurant operators greater knowledge, more relevant consumer insights and stronger tools to reach and grow their customer base. The first phase offers independent restaurateurs award-winning website design from Xylem Digital with web-based consumer content and connections through The Food Channel® iRaves™ interactive restaurant application.
Test Kitchens of The Food Channel
The Test Kitchens of The Food Channel offer a wide variety of culinary services, including strategic menu analysis and development, new product prototype development and testing, recipe analysis and creation, food styling and food editorial content for www.foodchannel.com. The kitchens also serve as a venue for industry networking and educational/training events.