Emerging Company Contest

  • Signature Grand, Davie, FL
  • January 23, 2020

Innovation is the key to success in the food and beverage industry.

At the 2020 Food & Beverage Summit, Marcum will award $2,500 to the most innovative emerging F&B company. The winner will be chosen that night by attendees who will visit with company reps, sample their products, and then vote for their favorite.

Here are the nominees:

 

Caribbean Bites & Delights
 
Caribbean Bites & Delights
www.caribbeanbitesanddelights.com

Caribbean Bites And Delights is a family owned business that is operated by siblings that have a great passion for food & service. Combining over 20 years of experience in various backgrounds such as Business, Culinary Arts, Education, Entertainment, Health, and Hospitality, we aspire to provide memorable experiences. We look forward to catering to our community, healthy eaters and soulful palates by bringing a piece of our home to a neighborhood near you.



Happylicious by Betsy
 
Happylicious by Betsy
www.happylicious.com

Happylicious by Betsy delivers happyness in just one bite of our edible•eggless•ready to eat cookie dough and brownie batter. Our bites of happyness are offered in convenient 4 piece grab-and-go packages or in bulk bites. We also offer bulk dough for food service.



Heavenly Sweet Addictions
 
Heavenly Sweet Addictions
www.facebook.com/HeavenlySweetAddictions

Heavenly Sweet Addictions launched in 2017 by a mother and daughter. Together, we specialize in custom cakes in a variety of flavors. We also offer desserts of all kinds, including cupcakes, brownies, cookies, puddings, cheesecakes, cobblers, pies and chocolate covered treats.

We’re a small company that offers big service and delicious flavors. We thrive to provide to customers with delicious and memorable desserts that bring their vision to life.



Hummus House
 
Hummus House
www.thehummushouseftl.com

The Hummus House is proud to serve vegetarian & vegan dishes. Our foods are inspired by authentic Israeli, Middle Eastern cuisine with a meatless twist. Hummus is our signature ingredient that we hand craft and make fresh daily from organic chickpeas. In order to keep our foods in their natural flavors, we cook fresh vegetables and herbs in the simplest way and add spices like turmeric, cumin, zahatar, and clove to our delicious dishes.



LovePlantz
 
LovePlantz
www.loveplantz.com

Love Plantz is 100% plant-based, whole food, nutritional drinks made with real, raw, whole fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, that are mixed together, creating a creamy & delicious 50-80 calorie, super healthy, ready- to-drink, meal or snack. Whole Food means the “entire” food is blended, including ultra-healthy peels, pulp & seeds, for the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help make you as healthy as possible. Plus, they’re packed with pure plant protein and mega fiber, that will help keep you full for hours.

  • 100% Plant Protein
  • High in Fiber
  • Mega-Nutrients
  • NO sugar added
  • 100% Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy Free
  • Plant-Based, Vegan, Vegetarian

Drinks are made fresh on Mondays and delivered on Tuesdays. Drinks are in 12oz bottles and come in cases of 12-drinks. Refrigerate immediately upon receiving. Keep refrigerated for up to 40-days, frozen much longer.



Nature's Yum
 
Nature's Yum
www.naturesyum.com

Nature's Yum simple...pure...natural...Premium Quality BBQ Sauce

Gilbert Approved!

Nature's Yum is a "naturally" flavored bbq sauce without high fructose corn syrup and no MSG's.



Nemo's Uoo-Wow
 
Nemo's Uoo-Wow
www.nemosuoowow.com

Nemo’s Uoo-Wow sells Cocktail Mocktail drinks with lemon and fruit flavors as a primary product. The Mixer is heating up rapidly and shows no sign of cooling. Nemo’s Uoo-Wow started as a fundraiser in 2013 with two flavors. It then began introducing the drinks at festivals, athletic events, parks where the owner felt a need for something new, cool and refreshing instead of the traditional sodas. In two years Nemo’s Uoo-Wow has now grown to Three unique flavors That so Miami, Pink Flamingo & Mango Jango. Nemo’s Uoo-Wow knows that too much salt and sugar is unhealthy so their basic fruit flavors are infused with lemon juices give a balancing effect and brings variable taste and flavor.

Nemo’s Uoo-Wow is planning to expand its operation to include ten flavors in a mobile truck to distribute and market its product at fairs, festivals, athletic venues, large church functions, night clubs and conventions throughout the entire state of Florida and beyond in the form of a franchise. Sales projections for the next three years are based on current sales success with the target customer base in Miami and some state festivals. Initial contacts have been completed with retail outlets throughout the state and the potential target markets have been identified.

Because Nemo’s Uoo-Wow is made mostly from natural ingredients and made with the best-tasting tropical fruit flavors, it is preferred by adults and children of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.



Steel Tie Spirits
 
Steel Tie Spirits
www.steeltiespirits.com

On Thanksgiving 2012, Ben and Clint Etheridge sipped from a mason jar together over dinner. That first batch of rum they tasted together was the result of many months of careful design, painstaking experimentation and God-given tenacity – all of which run strong in their family.

Their father and son partnership afforded them a deep appreciation for their roots and an established place in America’s craft cocktail renaissance. They proudly present a line of small-batch spirits that is a perfect depiction of where they came from and where they’re going.

Their small-batch spirits are carefully flavored using all natural ingredients – no artificial colors, no fillers, no nonsense. Their grains and spices infuse to create distinct profiles, complex aromas and balanced flavors. If it doesn’t grow in the ground, it’s not in our bottles.

The authenticity in our line of spirits is as undeniable as our love of their source – the rich shores of Palm Beach County.



Sweet Delight Cheesecakes
 
Sweet Delight Cheesecakes
www.sweetdelightcheesecakes.com

From Miami, Florida, Nadia Decius decided to turn her hobby into a lifelong dream. After a continuous of great reviews and tremendous support received from loved ones, she decided to take her love for baking full time in hopes that everyone across the world would eventually get to taste her great savory homemade cheesecakes. With endless flavors and creativity of products, Sweet Delights Cheesecakes is set to serve everyone delight by giving them a precious treat in every bite. Be sure to follow and subscribe to us online to stay posted on new products, flavors, shipment and store openings!