Vegan Business Talk

Vegan Business Talk

Latest Episodes

VBT 152: Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers & Fare Well on pivoting her vegan eateries in 2020
December 23, 2020

In this episode I interview Doron Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers and Fare Well vegan eateries in Washington, D.C. - Doron opened Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats in 1999, drawing on her degree in dietetics from the University of Maryland and years of e...

VBT 151: Food safety consultant Heather Landex on how vegan food service businesses may be missing opportunities
November 26, 2020

In this episode, I interview food safety consultant Heather Landex who’s originally from the UK and currently based in Denmark. - Heather began working in the food service industry in 2000 and has worked in eight countries,

VBT 150: Toni Okamoto of Plant Based on a Budget on becoming a successful vegan food blogger
October 23, 2020

In this episode I interview Toni Okamoto, the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and meal plan that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies.... Read More

VBT 149: Manufacturers & suppliers discussion panel at VegFestUK Summerfest Online Trade Day
October 15, 2020

This episode features a panel discussion I hosted a couple of months ago for the VegFestUK Summerfest Online event for the Trade Day’s manufacturers and suppliers section. It features several... Read More

VBT 148: Lawyer Carissa Kranz on creating global vegan certification program BeVeg
October 02, 2020

In this episode I interview Carissa Kranz, a former professional ballet dancer-turned Super Lawyer who is the founding attorney and CEO of BeVeg International, a vegan certification firm managed by... Read More

VBT 147: Jane Velez-Mitchell on getting a vegan cooking show onto Amazon Prime
September 17, 2020

In this episode I interview Jane Velez-Mitchell of JaneUnchained animal advocacy and vegan media outlet. Jane is a renowned Emmy-award-winning TV journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Her decades-long... Read More

VBT 146: Hilary MacMillan on running a vegan, feminist, size-inclusive fashion brand
September 04, 2020

In this episode I interview Hilary MacMillan, founder of her eponymous women’s fashion brand in Canada. Founded in 2013, Hilary was one of the first Canadian designers to embody the... Read More

VBT 145: Ran Nussbacher of Shouk on running a vegan Israeli-inspired eatery with no meat analogues
August 21, 2020

In this episode I interview Ran Nussbacher, co-founder and CEO of Shouk, a plant-based fast-casual restaurant in Washington D.C that features healthy, Israeli-inspired food. Prior to founding Shouk, Ran served... Read More

VBT 144: Rachel Cook on brand strategy & consumer intelligence for vegan & plant-based brands
August 10, 2020

In this episode I interview Rachel Cook, founder of The Kinder Way in Boston. Rachel is a brand strategist, consumer intelligence expert, and data storyteller who brings decades of experience... Read More

VBT 143: Interview with Sonalie Figueiras, founder of Green Queen & Ekowarehouse
July 31, 2020

In this episode I interview serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras, the founder and editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social and environmental change in Hong... Read More