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.



Clean Machine
 
Clean Machine
www.cleanmachineonline.com

Clean Machine® offers serious, effective formulas with “first to market”, patented and exclusive ingredients. We are a brand dedicated to bringing you the most powerful, comprehensive, innovative natural products possible.

We are committed to providing only clean, natural, plant-based fitness nutrition, backed by studies, using the same raw materials and dosages used in the studies. Our labels have the active ingredients and amounts fully disclosed.

Our mission is to offer the best in plant-based fitness nutrition using only the best ingredients, comprehensively formulated to work with your body to produce the best results, naturally.

Clean Machine® was created from the belief that people want products to help them be both healthy and physically fit, not just one or the other. That's why all of our products are:

  1. Based on science and work with our body to promote health and fitness.
  2. Natural, Vegan, Non-GMO and Gluten-Free.

Geoff Palmer dedicated his entire career to finding the best ingredients to promote both health and fitness. This led him to a patent for his invention of the first supplement that mirrored the amino acid ratio of human muscle tissue. He then created the first Heat Shock Protein sports nutrition product.

And with the creation of Clean Machine®, all of our products have been recognized for awards every year since inception, culminating in winning the NEXTY Award for Best New Supplement in 2018 for Clean Green Protein™.
But what we love most is that every day Clean Machine's products are improving the lives of others while being sustainable and 100% plant-based.

Better for health, fitness, the environment and all life we share this planet with. That’s a whole lot of good.



CocoNifty
 
CocoNifty
www.coconifty.com

CocoNifty is a veteran-owned young coconut meat and water company. Young coconuts are 100% natural and obtained from fruit that has been peeled from husk and shell, inspected, cut and peeled in the specified size, individually quick frozen and packed under Good Manufacturing Practices. The coconuts are top quality, volcanic soil-grown without signs of rotting, molding or fermentation, no additives and foreign material free. These young coconuts originate in the Philippines. The demand for fresh-cut and value-added products increases year after year with growing consumer preference for convenience, healthy eating, and organic options, ultimately promoting a nutritious lifestyle.



Doughtopia
 
Doughtopia
www.cookiedoughtopia.com

Hand Crafted Edible Cookie Dough locally made in South Florida. With a variety of unique flavors like OG Chocolate Chip, M&Monster and Yabba Dabba Dough; we have created a fun and tasty version of authentic cookie dough just like what you used to enjoy as a kid. Only this time around, it's safe to eat! We can be found at green markets, cater your wedding or party and are happy to provide special orders.



Fullei Fresh
 
Fullei Fresh
www.fulleifresh.com

Fullei Fresh has been growing sprouts in Miami, FL since 1978. They use state-of-the-art hydroponic, vertical farming techniques. Among the varieties grown are alfalfa, bean, beet, broccoli, clover, daikon, soy, snow pea, sunflower, wheat grass and unique combinations like a Crunchy Mix, Garlic Sprout Blend and Rainbow Mix.

Fullei Fresh has been a pioneer in the sprouting industry by helping to develop procedures for food safety. As a second-generation sprout grower, Manny Wong, the owner of Fullei Fresh, knows the importance of producing only the best quality and safest products. He was one of only two sprout growers to be involved with the formation of the United States' Food and Drug Administration's Sprout Safety Alliance, which developed the regulations for the sprout industry. Fullei Fresh was the first facility to be in compliance with their requirements.

As part of the food safety standards, Fullei Fresh is inspected yearly by a third-party and must receive at least an excellent rating to be in the program. They pride themselves in continuing to set the standard for the industry. The mission at Fullei Fresh is to set the standards for food safety, while providing customers with the highest quality products and the best service they can. It is their continuing goal to "provide wholesome dietary alternatives which enhance cuisine and protect against disease."



Gulf Stream Brewing Company
 
Gulf Stream Brewing Company
www.gulfstreambeer.com

Gulf Stream Brewing Company is a Gold Medal winning brewery and taproom located in Fort Lauderdale, and established in 2018. We're proudly family owned and operated and specialize in making exceptional crafted and well balanced beer. At Gulf Stream, we take the art and science of brewing to the next level, and specialize in making exceptional crafted and well-balanced beer. Proudly independent and brewed on-site. Our craft is science, our science is art.



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.



KAMSA
 
KAMSA
www.rinkkamsa.com

KAMSA is a unique functional water with superfood infusions using ginger, turmeric, beetroot, and maca root. Each of our SKUs has a specific superfood providing unique functionality. How did we arrive at this magnificent idea?

The KAMSA Indians of the Colombian Amazon began using superfoods to create water infusions probably 500 years ago. The still drink these today because the taste is irresistible and their formula provides them unique functionality to overcome the Amazon’s extreme conditions. We were inspired to create an amazing beverage based on the KAMSA people’s amazing formulation and we have named our beverage in their honor.

KAMSA drink donates a portion of its profits to aid KAMSA Native Indian families in the Amazon.

Here are a few key points on KAMSA

  • Superfood infused waters with turmeric, ginger, beetroot, and organic maca.
  • Zero sugar option
  • Locally based and produced!
  • Minority owned and certified by NMSDC
  • No refined sugars, low calorie, nothing artificial, no preservatives
  • Kosher Certified, vegan, non-GMO
  • Giving back mission info on sale sheet
  • Unique taste
  • USDA Organic Certified inventory in December 2019


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.



Mindy's Munchies
 
Mindy's Munchies
www.mindysmunchies.com

Mindy’s Munchies is a handmade chocolate company specializing in combinations of chocolate with off the shelf product that combine salty and sweet, childhood favorites, peanut butter and Fluff cups, peanut butter and jelly cups, coconut bliss, which tastes just like everyone’s favorite Girl Scout Cookie. Our business has been built on holiday corporate orders and has grown into so much more…We have a location in River Vale, New Jersey, and are opening a location in Boca Raton, Florida, in January 2020.



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.



Redcon1
 
Redcon1
www.redcon1.com

In September of 2016, supplement industry mogul Aaron Singerman set out to create a truly unique company; transparent, efficacious formulas that deliver real results while building a true brand that stands for something - hard-work, honesty and integrity. Enter Redcon1.

Within a short 3 year period, Redcon1 has cemented its place in supplement history as the fastest growing sports supplement company in history.



Skarlet Beverage Company
 
Skarlet Beverage Company
www.skarletbeveragecompany.com

The Skarlet Beverage Company is a new company that specializes exclusively in premium non-alcoholic beverages. The company’s luxurious infusions and all-natural varietal grape juices have tapped into the new lucrative super-premium non-alcoholic beverage market. Skarlet’s innovative portfolio of upscale zero proof drinks are based on heirloom, vintage recipes and old-world craft methods.



Spirulina4Life
 
Spirulina4Life
www.spirulina4life.com

Finally being made available for the FIRST time on the market...Spirulina4Life is completely DISRUPTING the health, superfood and supplement market with our fresh / frozen Spirulina.

Before NOW, spirulina has only been made available in the market as being sourced from foreign countries in a powder / pill form and is known to have a very bad taste and odor. These products are also known to contain many heavy metals and other contaminants.

Our Spirulina is FRESH and is 5x MORE powerful than the powders! Even better - Our products are carefully Grown in Florida (YES - MADE IN THE USA! ) and have No Taste and No Odor therefore; they blend easily with all types of foods and beverages. It's packed with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and ALL 9 of the body's essential amino acids! Live Spirulina promotes good health and strengthens the immune system.

With over 100 nutrients, Spirulina is often described as the Most Complete Food Source in the World! It's 100% NATURAL and 100% Plant Based!

Ask us about how our amazing UNIQUE product has already helped over 500+ Police, Firefighters and Military in South Florida with overcoming various ailments!



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.



Susi Licious
 
Susi Licious
www.susilicious.net

Susi Licious LLC is a wholesale bakeshop specializing in small batch baked goods. We source the cleanest ingredients available for an authentic homestyle taste. Just wait 'til you taste 'em!



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!



The Bang Shack
 
The Bang Shack
www.thebangshack.com

Straight out of Tampa Bay: The Bang Shack's World Famous Bang Dip! Break that bang out and you will turn any party around. Made with love and some pretty nifty ingredients everyone loves Jay's Bang Dip. Give it a try and your taste buds will be blown away!

Jason Hadley is an entrepreneur and owner of The Bang Shack at The Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, FL. He is from St. Petersburg, Fl. Jason is a product of interracial parents during a time where being of mixed heritage was not accepted in the south side of St. Petersburg, Fl. Jason always had a passion for cooking, and from a young age would cook for his 4 siblings. His family was impoverished so there was not much to choose causing him to get very creative in the kitchen. At age 10 he started selling newspapers and candy bars door to door, and immediately realized that he had a passion for sales. He also mowed lawns around the neighborhood for money to help out his mom who was a single mom holding down two jobs to try to provide for this family of 5. At age 15 Jason was given the news that he was going to be a father. He was working at the local car wash at the time, and from this point forward there was a shift in his drive. He now knew that he had to provide for his son and this added another level to his drive to succeed. As a young adult, Jason worked in sales and was very successful. Whether selling cars, furniture, mortgages, houses or internet optimization, Jason raised the bar for excellence wherever he went. In 2002, he was invited to a networking event and had to bring a dish. This is when The Chicken Bang Dip was first discovered. It was an instant hit and inspired Jason to go back to his first passion of cooking. In late 2016, as he and his wife were visiting a large local farmers market, she suggested that he start selling his dip there. They opened THE BANG SHACK in January of 2017 with just 2 crockpots and the original chicken bang dip. They have grown since then and now have 3 versions of The “World Famous Chicken Bang Dip”, a vegetarian version of this amazing dip (with zucchini instead of chicken), and even have a vegan version made from scratch out of cashews.



Tiger Seed
 
Tiger Seed
www.tigerseed.com

Tiger Seed, a South Florida based company, formed in 2017. Our mission is to produce high-quality beverage tonics that taste as good as they are good for you.

We believe in all natural “real” ingredients, just as nature intended. We are real people that value real nutrition. It’s that simple. You will never find artificial sweeteners or preservatives in our products.

The result is an honest simple beverage that you can feel good about. Tiger Seed’s Gingerade, Turmeric Tea, and Matcha Mint are made with your taste buds and health in mind.



Totally Bananas
 
Totally Bananas
www.totally-bananas.net

Totally Bananas is the leading provider of premium frozen banana novelties. Located in Davie, Florida, we manufacturer single-serve and multipack frozen banana novelties. Our delicious novelties are proudly sold by a wide range of foodservice and retail venues throughout North America. Our treats are sought after by young and old alike as a fun, healthy, and plant-based ice cream alternative. We offer frozen novelties that are dairy free, gluten free, trans fat free, a natural source of antioxidants and nutrients, contain no artificial flavors, and are totally delicious.