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NONDAIRY: Jacob Conway, left, and Kevin Eve are co-founders and owners of Uproot, which provides dispensers for plant-based milks, now available at the Brown University cafeteria, Johnson & Wales University and other locations.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Milk for all tastes, diets

The inspiration for Uproot Inc., a plant-based milk company founded by Brown University graduates, started with disappointment at the choice in the school’s cafeteria.Kevin...
Bruce Newbury

Rhode Island foodies gladly take the test

Providence and Rhode Island and the foodies who live here are no stranger to testing out new foods. This is not to be confused...
WINNING CONFECTIONS: Melissa Denmark, executive pastry chef at Gracie’s restaurant in Providence, was recognized as one of the 50 best new pastry chefs in the nation in 2012 by Food & Wine magazine.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MARK S. MURPHY

Pastry chef evolves, with sweet success

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE  Melissa Denmark, Gracie’sBeing a professional chef in Rhode Island is unlike anywhere else, says Melissa Denmark, executive pastry...
ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Minnie Luong, Chi KitchenMinnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small...
Bruce Newbury

Recognizing food achievers today and tomorrow

Bigelow Tea President and CEO Cynthia R. Bigelow will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate in business administration at the Johnson...

SBA to host ‘matchmaker’ event for food-related entrepreneurs, lenders

WARREN – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a “matchmaker” event on Tuesday, April 30, for small businesses in food-related industries to meet...
ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

Minnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small child, in dramatic fashion.“I was born on a...

It’s make or break time for retailers

Local retailers have turned to traditional in-store special touches such as gift wrapping and promises of superior customer service to attract customers to their...
GRACIE’S TEAM: Gracie’s Ventures owner Ellen Slattery, second from right, with, from left, Melissa Denmark, executive pastry chef; Matt Varga, executive chef; Brian O’Connell; Griffin Vosbeck; Jordan Fleischer; Johnathan Maccini; Andres Rodriguez; and Josh Berman. Slattery said the biggest challenge has been hiring but the restaurant has had the same team for a year. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Gracie’s founder Ellen Slattery looks to bridge the divide between special-occasion...

Gracie’s Ventures Inc. will have plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, including a milestone not many restaurants can tout – a 20th anniversary.At...
WINNING CONFECTIONS: Melissa Denmark, executive pastry chef at Gracie’s restaurant in Providence, was recognized as one of the 50 best new pastry chefs in the nation in 2012 by Food & Wine magazine. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Pastry chef evolves, with sweet success

Being a professional chef in Rhode Island, says Melissa Denmark, executive pastry chef at Gracie’s restaurant in Providence, is unlike anywhere else. It’s mutually...
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