SNHU - Show Our Guest Judges What You Got


Show Us What You Got


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



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,



Annie Laurie

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

dream big!