Whether at a farmers market, speaking with a prospective retailer
or marketing to a consumer, it all comes down to your selling
technique. This product & pitch competition will give you an
opportunity to display and demo your product to the SNHU
community as well as special guest judges. Space is limited so
don’t delay in registering for this two hour session. Feedback
will be provided and prizes will be awarded.
Tuesday, November 10th 3:00-5:00 pm
$10 Members/$20 Non-Members http://cwbanh.com/food
Meet Our Guest Judges
Chef Nicole Barreira
Corporate Chef Great NH Restaurants, Great NH Restaurants 0 T-BONES, CJ’s, Copper Door
Chef Nicole Barreira is a fun and feisty part of the Great NH Restaurant team, better known as T-BONES, Cactus Jack's
and Copper Door. She is the Corporate Chef for T-BONES & Cactus Jack's and is an intricate part of the marketing team
for the company as a whole. Additionally, Nicole participates in many events on behalf of Great NH Restaurants
through public appearances and she is very involved with customer relations, communications and Great NH
Restaurants’ charitable trust, FEEDNH.org
Local Forager for Nashua & Andover, Whole Foods Market
Annie has been the Local Forager for the Andover Massachusetts Whole Foods Market since early 2013 and in
October of 2014 expanded her scope to also be the Local Forager for the new Nashua, New Hampshire location. She
began working for Whole Foods Market in 1999, originally in Accounting, but as systems evolved, she gravitated to
the opportunity of becoming the Local Forager as that tied into her other role as Green Mission Captain.
J. Desmond Keefe III
Associate Professor & Chef Instructor, Culinary Program, Southern New Hampshire University
J. Desmond Keefe III has worked at SNHU since 1995, and in 2008, became chair of the school's culinary program. Previously
he gained more than a decade of culinary experience working in numerous restaurants, including Boston’s Top of the Hub.
For the past 11 years, he has coached Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl teams and he serves as chair of ACF's
Knowledge Bowl Task Force. Keefe is a certified executive chef (CEC), certified culinary educator (CCE) and certified
hospitality educator (CHE).Keefe received the 2011 American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) Northeast Region Chef
Educator of the Year award. He is the co-author of ''Principles of Food, Beverage, and Labor Cost Controls, 9th Edition'' (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2009).
Eklou Amendah, PhD.
Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business, Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Eklou Amendah is an associate professor of marketing and the program coordinator of retailing and the fashion
merchandising curriculum. He joined SNHU's marketing faculty in 2008. Amendah is a polished speaker who believes
dialogue is the key to learning. He is also a passionate researcher and an expert in consumer behavior and retailing.
Amendah earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Business Law from University of Lome, Togo, He then
earned a second Master of Science in Consumer Affairs from Auburn University and his Doctor of Philosophy from
Purdue University. Amendah is a member of the American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA).
The Continuing Story of Chase’s Edible Tchotchkes
Chase has been busy reviewing the slides from the previous Foodtrepreneur trainings. He is confident that his participation at this
product and pitch competition will be a howling success! His human mom has made it clear that his cuteness does not guarantee
that his product is a winner; excessive tail wagging and looking adorable is not the only requirement for selling one’s product.
*Please note: Chase was not harmed during the marketing of this series. He also was compensated for his work throughout the photo
shoots. Chase is clear on his limitations and is trying to get a 2-legged family member to join in his business venture (namely his human
mom). He thinks if he can win at least one category at Tuesday’s competition that his mom will join him in the business. Chase likes to