Miski Brewing

Miski Brewing

Quinoa Beer Product Development   Challenge: Miski Brewing is a family-owned company based in Barrie, Ontario that was born as a subsidiary of its parent company, Miski Organics, to take over its new beer production. Miski specializes in importing and processing dry goods, mainly superfoods, from Peru. As a Canadian agri-food company, their core values include environmental sustainability, organic, and fair-trade. Noticing a market gap … Continue reading Miski Brewing »

Wild Lot Farm Distillery

Wild Lot Distillery - FBIC success story

CHALLENGE: The owners of Wild Lot Farm Distillery had a vision to build a new distillery that will offer craft small-batch spirits, novel RTD (ready-to-drink) spirit-based beverages and cocktails bitters. They wanted a portfolio of spirits that included vodka, gin, and RTD spirit-based beverages. Located on 35 acres of farmland in Prince Edward County, the facility contains 5000 square feet of converted space, a tractor … Continue reading Wild Lot Farm Distillery »

Riverside Natural Foods Inc.

Product optimization for organic product CHALLENGE Riverside Natural Foods Inc is a food manufacturer that produces both branded and private label products. Their largest brand is Made Good with a focus on snacking products that are organic, free of the top eight allergens, and contain added nutrients. Their current product line includes granola bars, granola mini bites, cookies, rice crispy squares, and breakfast cereals. Riverside Natural … Continue reading Riverside Natural Foods Inc. »

Theo’s Eatery

Theo's Eatery

Restaurant commercializing popular salad dressings CHALLENGE Theo’s Eatery is a family owned and operated Italian & Greek restaurant located in Orillia, ON. Established in 1993, the restaurant employs 60 employees and serves comfort foods including salads, pizza and pasta. In addition, the restaurant makes its own salad dressings which it sells over the counter. Theo’s Eatery’s saw an opportunity to bring their popular Caesar and … Continue reading Theo’s Eatery »

Brushfire Smoke BBQ

BBQ Experts to Bring Products to Consumers at Home Challenge Brushfire Smoke is a spin-off restaurant and catering company from Niagara Oast House Brewers. Brushfire embraces a reverence for traditional BBQ techniques with a simultaneous desire to break away from these. Brushfire has a full-service restaurant and patio that serves both lunch and dinner. In conjunction with Oast, they strive to utilize all stages of … Continue reading Brushfire Smoke BBQ »

Drink Miura Ltd.

New ready-to-drink products for Miura   Challenge Drink Miura (Fifth Wave Labs Ltd.) is a beverage company based out of the Greater Toronto Area and operated/owned by Adam Lewis. Drink Miura embraces a reverence for traditional Japanese style iced coffee with the desire to incorporate it into Canadian culture. When Miura came to the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre they offered products … Continue reading Drink Miura Ltd. »