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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...
BIG MOVE: Feast & Fettle co-founders Nicole Oliveira and Carlos Ventura are planning to move from a Warren incubator space to their own location in East Providence. / COURTESY FEAST & FETTLE/STACEY DOYLE

Delivery that’s worth the wait

After three years in business, Warren-based meal-prep and -delivery company Feast & Fettle Inc. has big plans – starting with breaking a stereotype.“When you...

Cox Business recognizes 3 R.I. companies for tech capabilities

PROVIDENCE – In what it called its Rhode Island Smart Business Tour on Sept. 6, Cox Business visited three companies – in North Kingstown,...
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Strong food system supports R.I.’s economy, culture, people

Rhode Island is known for its food. The state’s reputation goes beyond our excellent eateries. The local food industry is often cited as an...
SUCCESS STORY: Lisa J. Raiola is the founder of Hope & Main, a Warren-based food-startup incubator that has worked with more than 350 businesses. Three of the 51 initial PBN Something New small businesses are either graduates or current members of Hope & Main.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

From ‘Something New,’ the strong survive

“To some people, small sounds like a limitation,” said Travis Webster-Booth, owner of TWB Creative, a copywriting and business-services firm launched in October 2014...

Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 10, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge from Newport to Jamestown. The 42nd annual event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 3, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
FRESH snacks: Lauren Ruggiero holds her chihuahua, Maui. Ruggiero launched Buppy Pets out of Hope & Main in Warren a year ago to produce made-from-scratch, healthy dog treats.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Healthy treats pets will eat

After watching multiple Netflix documentaries about the harmful impacts of too much sugar, fat and low-quality food in her and her husband’s diets, Lauren...
STEADY SELLER: Erika Lamb is the owner and CEO of SecondsFirst, which creates fish cakes for sale to food banks and institutional customers. She sells between 3,000 and 5,000 fish cakes a month. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Protein-rich fish cakes a bargain for food banks

Misshaped vegetables and fish that lack a local market are the key ingredients in the fish cakes produced by a new company, SecondsFirst LLC.The...
ARTISAN TEA: Michelle Cheng, owner and founder of Leafy Green, a tea company based out of Hope & Main in Warren, prioritizes single-origin tea leaves purchased directly from farmers to elevate her tea to “artisan status.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tea offers fresh taste of China

Growing up in China, ­Michelle Cheng and her family drank tea daily. At age 13, Cheng and her family immigrated to the United States,...
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Wednesday December 5, 2018

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