Profile: An Alumnus Tackles Global Challenges With His Bite-Sized Chocolate
Aug15

Profile: An Alumnus Tackles Global Challenges With His Bite-Sized Chocolate

As a student, Ben Conard ’16 had a vision to produce fair trade chocolate snacks. Geneseo’s VentureWorks program helped him launch a successful, award-winning business. Ben Conard ’16 says he has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but it was the VentureWorks program at Geneseo that gave him the experience and training to launch his business, Five North Chocolate. “As a longtime fair trade advocate and health-conscious consumer, I...

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A World Journey, Through Food
Apr04

A World Journey, Through Food

A dinner series inspires connections across cultures, as guest chefs serve up dishes from their homeland. Ethiopian misir wat and shiro wat burst with the soft tan and orange hues of spicy red lentils and chickpeas respectively. That’s what was cooking for the evening’s meal at the Letchworth Dining Hall, as guest chef Habiba Boru transformed part of the dining room into her home by adding a little “flavor” of Ethiopia. Boru’s...

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Beer + Dinner 101
Apr04

Beer + Dinner 101

Master brewer Peter Kreinheder ’92 shares tips on how to best pair beer with food — even dessert. Peter Kreinheder’s path as a master brewer, a beer connoisseur and a restaurateur illustrates the power of inspiration and imagination. After teaching youth about oceanography, then working for a high-end print and photography company, the Class of 1992 graduate became interested in brewing. He completed a brewing course in California...

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How To: A Recipe for The Perfect Holiday Cookie
Dec01

How To: A Recipe for The Perfect Holiday Cookie

Orders have grown from a handful her first year to thousands of cookies annually for customers, in all shapes, for many occasions. December is still her peak season, though her cookies are also popular throughout the year at children’s birthday parties and baby showers in the Denver area.

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Sweet Relief
Dec01

Sweet Relief

For Melissa “Marsh” Megliola ’02, Christmastime as a child meant visiting her grandmother and indulging in her fresh-baked Italian cookies. In 2011, Megliola started selling the holiday delicacies she grew up with, launching Sweet Treats by Melissa from her Denver home. Two years later, she started creating custom sugar cookies in unique shapes and with custom decoration for children’s birthday parties, baby showers and holiday events.   For making the perfect holiday cookie, Megliola likes to change her designs each year. Her favorites from last year were snowflakes, mittens, penguins and snowmen, decorated with her own royal icing recipe. Regardless of the design you choose, Megliola advises bakers: “A perfect holiday cookie should just be made with love.”

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