Category: Food Business

Posts about food business, start-ups, entrepreneurship – includes courses, students starting businesses or working in business fields, and events

Decoding Alternative Food Communities

by Ariel Knoebel I stared down at the entangled green tendrils in the dirt, thinking to myself “What is tatsoi, anyway?” I was embarrassed to ask. Everyone else seemed to know exactly what they were doing as they crouched between the rows of bushy greens, chatting while weeding with expert hands until perfectly straight rows […]

Sampling Scientific Cooking with Kenji Lopez-Alt at Harvest in Cambridge

By Jerrelle Guy A private luncheon was held at the historic Harvest restaurant in Harvard square on Monday, October 26th, and a few people from the Gastronomy program attended. You all remember Chef Kenji Lopez-Alt from his column in Serious Eats, right? Well, Chef Kenji Lopez-Alt has taken his M.I.T. degree and brought that proficiency […]

Butchering Lamb at Lightning Ridge

By Lindsey Barrett After a sunny forty-five minute Sunday drive from Boston to Sherborn, Mass., my Sous Chef Josh Turka and I arrived at a small white poster paper sign with a thin black arrow pointing us to 38A Bullard Street. The narrow gravel path, surrounded by thick green brush, opened up to a single-story […]

After Graduation: Starting a Wine Business

by Kim Simone Alumna Kim Simone (May ’14) shares her post-degree career path and founding her company, Vinitas Wineworks. One of the questions I heard frequently from people while I was attending the Gastronomy program was “What are you going to do with your degree?” It’s not exactly a traditional program with built-in job training […]