Entertainment, Free News Articles, Regional Events

California Soul Food Cookout and Festival to Benefit Regional Charities

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- This two-day California Soul Food Cookout and Festival is not only filled with food, fun and music, but purpose too. For 12 years running, this premier food and music event has grown to be a regional favorite. This year's festival will be held at the Alameda Fairgrounds on September 17 and 18, 2022 and will donate a portion of revenue to different charities in the Bay area who work to help the homeless and domestic violence victims.

Upwards of 5,000 people per day are expected to attend and the food and entertainment is setting up to be off the hook. In addition to some of the region's top food vendors, Chef Milly, a Hell's Kitchen celebrity, will take center stage.

For music lovers, R&B artists and gospel greats will include: Musiq Soulchild, Kevin Ross, Angie Stone, Marsha Ambrosius, Fred Hammond, James Fourtune, Karen Clark Sheard, Charles Jenkins and Bishop Cortez Vaughn.

And, football fans have something to get excited about too. Several sports' greats will be there to meet with attendees through "Meet the Football Legends" supported by the NFL Northern California Former Player's Chapter. Shake hands with the likes of Anthony Bell of the Raiders; Honor Jackson from the Patriots and Giants; Mike Meriwether of the Steelers and Vikings; Anthony Simmons of the Chargers and Cowboys; and more.

Annette Jackson, CEO of The California Soul Food Cookout and Festival, says, "This will be the ideal place to get family and friends together while celebrating the power of positivity through food, fun and music and giving back to the community at the same time."

To date, 35 food truck vendors are signed up and a job fair and career expo are scheduled to take place each day. There will also be many other vendors and specialty shops set up for people to enjoy.

Corporate partners are invited to help underwrite the California Soul Food Cookout and Festival, while showcasing and promoting their company's services and products.

Customized sponsorship packages are available here: https://eventhub.net/events/California-Soul-Food-Cookout-and-Festival_3027

"The California Soul Food Cookout and Festival serves as a platform for people to gather, celebrate and spread peace and love throughout the community for a long time to come," Jackson shares. "We also want everyone to have access to the event, so we're providing complimentary tickets for various community organizations to distribute."

For event information: https://www.californiasoulfoodcookoutandfestival.com/


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Santa Fe Importers Italian Deli Celebrates 75 Years in Business

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Santa Fe Importers proudly celebrates its 75th year in business. To honor the occasion, the deli is offering commemorative items and limited edition giveaways to customers in the coming months. Along with these offerings, a new website was launched in February that will make it possible for customers to place online orders before year end. The company has two locations. The original is located at 1401 Santa Fe Avenue in the Westside of Long Beach. The 2nd location opened in 2007 in Seal Beach's Old Ranch Town Center.

Since Vincenzo Passanisi opened its doors in 1947, Santa Fe Importers has served generations of loyal patrons that come in to enjoy its signature Italian meals. In the early years, Vincenzo imported products directly from Italy and offered authentic recipes from his native Sicily to families and workers in Long Beach and surrounding areas. The company's Marisa Premium Quality label, which began as Santa Fe's sausage line, now includes meatballs, pepperoni, salami cotto, mortadella, and dry salami, as well as spaghetti sauce; and can be found in many Southern California restaurants.

Today, the Santa Fe Importers Italian Delis continue to prepare those same menu items and weekly specials that its clientele craves. Among the most popular are the meatball sandwich, lasagna, combo sandwich and pasta with Italian sausage. The deli cases have a variety of prepared salads and there are meats and cheeses available by the pound. Dry pastas, wine, cookies, chocolates, olive oil and all sorts of imported goods line the market shelves.

As a thank you to the many loyal customers who have patronized the delis over the years, the Passanisi family is offering giveaways and 75th Anniversary mementos, including glasses, coasters, pens, hats and tees. In addition to these items, there will be contests and opportunities to win pizzas and 5 lb. boxes of sausage.

The family hopes you will take advantage of the fun giveaways and contests through the end of 2022 and invites you to visit their new website at https://www.santafeimporters.com/.

"We want to thank our employees and customers for their support over the past three-quarters of a century," said Vincent Passanisi, President of Santa Fe Importers and grandson of Vincenzo Passanisi. "We are grateful to have the best customers and look forward to serving our community for many more years to come."

About Santa Fe Importers:

Founded in 1947 with locations in Long Beach and Seal Beach, California, Santa Fe Importers is a unique Italian style deli offering delicious food-to-go and Italian specialties. We are an Old World Italian delicatessen with delicious homemade meals, a large variety of Italian groceries, great prices and fast, courteous service.

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Mom’s Touch Brings its Exceptional Fried Chicken Restaurants to Southern California

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Mom's Touch, a renowned brand with more than 1,300 restaurants across Korea, is pleased to bring its unique and inspired take on fried chicken to the United States. There are convenient locations open in Long Beach and Gardena, with a third coming soon to the City of Industry. A globally-focused operation with concrete plans for continued growth, Mom's Touch is also known for its ample franchise opportunities and extensive franchisee support. In Korean, Mom's Touch means "the thoughtful hand of a mother." This speaks to the company's steadfast commitment to preparing and serving meals of the highest possible quality, as well as their refusal to take any shortcuts.

In many ways, Mom's Touch aims to redefine the notion of what fast food can be by truly prioritizing both quality and efficiency. With their pledge to offer patrons an unparalleled fried chicken experience, the company has invested substantial resources to put together the best staff possible, and equip that staff with the equipment and preparation processes necessary for success. For their part, the Mom's Touch staff takes great pride in the food they serve and the overall value they provide customers on a regular basis.

Mom's Touch also maintains exceptionally high food and service standards, which is immediately evident to anyone that dines at one of their restaurants or has food delivered. While other businesses may aim to put in as little time and effort as possible for food preparation, Mom's Touch meticulously hand batters each item, and uses osmosis marination to help ensure that the robust flavors come through inside and out. Each item is lovingly crafted by staff onsite, and carefully made to order specifications.

While their menu is fairly streamlined, it nevertheless boasts an assortment of delicious dishes made using fresh ingredients and featuring tantalizingly bold flavor profiles. There are a number of fried chicken sandwiches available, from Mom's Original to Creamy Garlic and Fuego. Mom's Touch is also known for its ample chicken wing options as well as its chicken fingers with distinct dipping sauces. With a variety of heat levels to choose from, spicy food enthusiasts, those that prefer mild dishes, and everyone in between will find much to enjoy and appreciate.

As their website highlights, Mom's Touch operates with the philosophy that patrons should eat the foods that fill their lives with joy. It is that type of top quality, flavorful food that the staff offers each day. The company encourages everyone in Long Beach, Gardena, and surrounding areas to visit their locations and experience the Mom's Touch difference for themselves.

Mom's Touch - Long Beach is located at 6191 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, and can be reached by calling (562) 216-8679. Mom's Touch - Gardena is located at 1400 W Redondo Beach Blvd Suite 120 in Gardena, and can be reached by calling (310) 400-7305.

For more information, please send an email to feedback@momstouchusa.com or visit http://www.momstouchusa.com/.




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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches

Teen Social Entrepreneur Michael C. Platt’s Cookbook ‘Michaels Desserts’ to Launch Our Tomorrow Series, Fall 2022

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Sixteen-year-old social entrepreneur Michael C. Platt's highly anticipated cookbook "Michaels Desserts" (Mixed Media Resources; Paperback/eBook; On Sale: Nov. 1, 2022; $19.95; ISBN: 978-1684620470) will be the first title in the Our Tomorrow series published by Mixed Media Resources LLC. The food justice advocate will make his literary debut as the first of four authors in a groundbreaking series created to amplify the voices of teen activists using their gifts to make the world a better place.

At nine years old, Michael C. Platt's life changed dramatically after learning he had a disability...and fell in love with baking. In his cookbook, Michael tells the incredible story of how discovering baking helped him manage epileptic seizures. Featured on season 4 of "Kids Baking Championship" on Food Network, Michael remains one of the premier teen bakers in the country and turned his passion for dishing out delectable sweets into a business and charity. In "Michaels Desserts," his big heart is on full display as he shares the inspiration behind his advocacy to end food insecurity and gives tips for how to ensure people have access to food in their communities.

With stunning photography throughout, "Michaels Desserts" features over 44 easy-to-do, step-by-step recipes, including Michael's signature Freedom Fighter Cupcakes, named after notable historical figures. A fun and accessible cookbook, perfect for kids learning how to bake or anyone who wants to discover exciting and delicious dessert recipes.

Michael has been featured in the Capital Gazette, WUSA9 news, CBS News, PGCTV News, TEDx Talks, Good Morning America, CNN, Washington Post, People.com, Guideposts, and more.

The Our Tomorrow book series is geared toward middle school readers, assembles a diverse lineup of bright young social entrepreneurs, global community leaders, and activists who share their inspirational stories and provide concrete ideas for solving today's challenges for the promise of a better tomorrow.

Distributed by Union Square Books. Publicity is in partnership with The Oracle Group International. "Consciously founded, The Oracle Group International creates opportunities to celebrate diverse voices and empower future writers and literary activists to use 'the power of the pen,'" says CEO Mocha Ochoa. "I am honored to partner with the Our Tomorrow series to assist in the building and implementation of this new initiative." Upcoming releases include "Books N Bros" by Sidney Keys III and "Kindness Is My Hobby" by Ruby Kate Chitsey.

Learn more about the Our Tomorrow series (website under construction): http://www.ourtomorrowbooks.com/

About Mixed Media Resources LLC:

Mixed Media Resources LLC is an industry leader in the world of craft and DIY books, publishing widely distributed book and booklet titles in knitting, crochet, drawing, adult coloring, and cartooning. In 2022, MMR created Our Tomorrow, an inspirational book series geared toward middle schoolers and written by teen activists who are actively engaged in bringing positive change to the world.

About The Oracle Group International:

The Oracle Group International is a globally recognized literary public relations and marketing agency that specializes in producing events that promote literacy. Our primary focus is to connect authors with events that engage and uplift the local, national, and global community. Learn more: https://theoraclegroupinc.co/

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Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine Carneros

NAPA, Calif. -- As harvest kicks off in Napa this week, Domaine Carneros Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rowe, seasoned viticultural expert with over a decade of impressive positions within the California wine industry, to the position of Vineyard Manager. Succeeding Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry, ten of which were spent transforming the vineyards at Domaine Carneros, Rowe states that his new position is a viticulturist's dream.

"With 400 acres in the Carneros AVA encompassing a diversity of clones and rootstocks, the estate vineyards are like a living laboratory," he notes. Rowe looks forward to working with the winemaking team to nuance the different clonal expressions in the wines. "The opportunity to manage six estate vineyards all within a few miles of the winery, which Alberto and the winery's dedicated team have cultivated with care and nurturing, is a labor of love and an incredible opportunity to go deep with my knowledge base."

During Zamora's tenure, he was instrumental in the acquisition of the Tula Vista (2012) and Las Amigas (2016) vineyards, and he also replanted 50% of the winery's vineyard holdings. Of retiring, he stated "I'm leaving the vineyards in a better, more sustainable place. I worked hard to achieve Napa Green, Fish Friendly Farming, and California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing certifications."

Rowe joins a team, under the leadership of CEO Remi Cohen, that is dedicated not only to sound environmental practices, but also to employee engagement and development. Of the new position, he shared that the dedicated vineyard team will allow him to nurture the career goals of the individuals who make up the crew. This aligns with the prevailing philosophy held by CEO Cohen and her management team which is to support, mentor, and cultivate from within the company. Commenting on Rowe's hire, she stated "We benefited so much from the contributions of Alberto over the past decade, and as we look ahead, Tim is the ideal fit to take us into the future, building on a superb foundation."

Prior to Domaine Carneros, Rowe, a native Kansan who graduated with an agricultural degree from the University of Missouri, worked with the vineyard management team run by Kirk Grace at the famed Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in the Napa Valley. Following that, he expanded his knowledge of California AVAs working for LVMH, focusing on the 2,000 acres of vineyards for the Domaine Chandon and Newton brands. Next, joining the innovative Monarch Tractor team as its tenth employee working to introduce the world's first electric self-driving tractor brought Rowe into the future of farming.

His well-rounded experience dovetails with the forward-thinking mentality of the team at Domaine Carneros. Of joining the team, he stated "I was always impressed by the iconic nature of this winery, and its reputation for producing among the best domestic sparkling wines preceded it. I look forward to taking the vineyards to the next level in quality and best practices."


Founded in 1987, Domaine Carneros reflects the hallmark of its founder, Champagne Taittinger, in creating terroir-driven sparkling wine and preserving the quality tenets of the traditional method production. Located entirely within the Carneros AVA, between Napa and Sonoma counties, the six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 acres planted to Pinot Noir, with the remaining acres currently in development. The winery focuses on making ultra-premium Carneros sparkling wines and limited production Pinot Noirs.

Domaine Carneros' château has become a landmark and symbol of the region. The architecture and interior design were inspired by the 18th century Château de la Marquetterie, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region. Visitors to the chateau enjoy seated tastings of methode traditionelle sparkling wines and small-lot pinot noir in the elegant Jardin d'Hiver or on the broad terrace overlooking the rolling vineyards of Carneros. Domaine Carneros limited production wines are available onsite, via ecommerce, and are distributed nationally by Kobrand Corporation which, founded in 1944, remains one of the few family-owned wine and spirits companies in the United States.

The winery places a high value on preserving the environment and has taken on a vast array of environmental efforts. The roof of the pinot noir winery adjacent to the château hosts a solar array that was the largest on any winery in the world when it was installed and continues to be expanded with a state-of-the-art microgrid launching in 2022. The most recent award, one of many from federal, state and local government; was the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros' demonstration of "Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices."

Learn more at: https://www.domainecarneros.com/

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Covenant Winery Summer Music Series Announces July Calendar Berkeley, CA Drinks District is Hopping

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley at their Sixth Street winery, continues through July with four concerts, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022. Showcased at the winery's new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of California and Israeli wines.

Covenant founding winemaker Jeff Morgan, who owns the winery with his wife and CEO Jodie, has a deep history with music as a performer, specifically as a saxophone player. After a formal education at the French National Music Conservatory in Nice, France Jeff became a co-band leader for the house band in Monte Carlo at Prince Rainier's Grand Casino in Monaco. He took a hiatus from playing music for the last 25 years, but during the recent Covid pandemic, he had some time on his hands and returned to his saxophone again.

Today, a year later, Jeff has regained his playing chops. His funk band, Free Run, will perform July 17 and 24 this month.

Other bands to be featured in the music series include: Dave Eagle's Brazilian Trio de D and the original rock band, Felsen, with all musicians hailing from the Bay Area.

For the complete Covenant Winery concert schedule, go to https://www.exploretock.com/covenant-wines/event/342902/summer-concert-series.

Performances take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets can be purchased in advance, and $20 will get you a glass of wine (choice of white, rose or red), light snacks and concert admission. Advance reservations can be made at wine@covenantwines.com.

Covenant Winery is located at 1102 Sixth St. in Berkeley, California.

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Dining Out Jersey’s 2nd Annual Foodie Expo Features North Jersey’s Best Restaurants, Gourmet Food Shops and More

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Dining Out Media LLC will be hosting the 2nd Annual Dining Out Jersey Foodie Expo on Thursday July 14, 2022 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Terrace at Biagio's in Paramus, New Jersey. The event will feature North Jersey's best restaurants, gourmet food shops, BBQ, craft beer, wine, and spirits, as well as celebrity guests, music, and other food-related vendors.

The event will be held in the main ballroom as well as BBQ and grilling on the rooftop. Some food trucks are also scheduled to participate. Participating businesses are primarily from Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Morris counties.

"We originally saw this as an opportunity to support local restaurants and small businesses that were adversely affected by the recent events while at the same time giving area residents an excuse to get out and enjoy themselves again. This year we will continue the tradition," said Paul Turpanjian, Publisher of Dining Out Jersey Magazine.

Guests will enjoy the festivities which will include food tastings across a wide variety of cuisines from the area's top restaurants. Paid admission gives guests access to all.

"We are looking forward to giving local foodies an opportunity to get out once again and be entertained while enjoying the savory and sweet flavors that our many fine North Jersey restaurants are famous for," said Turpanjian.

"The restaurant industry was the hardest hit during the pandemic. Now these businesses are hoping to gain more exposure and make up for what was lost, which makes what is now our 2nd Annual food festival a very important one," added Turpanjian.

Dining Out Jersey Magazine is North Jersey's preeminent lifestyle magazine focusing on dining out and other food-centric content.

For further info or tickets go to: https://www.diningoutjersey.com/dining-out-jersey-foodie-expo-2022/

Venue information: https://www.theterracenj.com/

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As California’s New Mandatory Responsible Beverage Service Certification Deadline Looms, San Francisco Wine School Offers ABC Accredited Live Training For 1 Million Servers In Need

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The State of California has issued a new mandate for Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) certification, for all 56,000 licensed businesses in California where alcohol is served that goes into effect this Friday, July 1, San Francisco Wine School (SFWS) announced today.

The brand-new training and certification requirement is mandatory for everyone from servers to bartenders to bouncers, anyone who is part of the on-premise alcohol sales and service process for consumers. These individuals and their managers must be trained through an approved RBS program and pass the California's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control's (ABC) certification exam by August 31, 2022.

On-premise licensees who do not have all alcoholic beverage service staff and managers certified by this date will be out of compliance with the ABC when enforcement begins. This legislation was part of Assembly bills 1221 and 82, which charged the ABC to create this training and certification process. There are only a handful of certifying organizations within the state like San Francisco Wine School, (SFWS) whose program is approved by the ABC to offer live, instructor-led training online, at their education and event center in South San Francisco, and at client locations throughout the state.

A noted certification-focused wine education and event organization, SFWS has been in operation since 2011, offering 25 different programs, along with a wide array of workshops, public events, and private experiences for both trade and consumers. Recognizing that this mandate needed to serve a wide audience in a short period of time, co-owners David Glancy, MS and Kristin Campbell jumped into action and began developing their program last year. SFWS has their 4-hour certification class available publicly on July 26, August 22, and September 27 for a cost of $45 per person with opportunities for group discounts. In addition, the school offers groups, associations, and individual wineries, bars, and restaurants this training privately, allowing them to focus discussions on areas and examples that are most relevant to their particular business. SFWS' RBS program is also expected to be available in Spanish in the coming weeks.

According to Campbell, "RBS training educates persons seeking employment or who are currently employed as servers for on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages. It aims to provide these important staff and managers with the necessary skills to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages and mitigate alcohol-related harm in California communities. We used our deep industry knowledge to create a curriculum that is in strict compliance with the ABC's requirements with the goal of successful certification for all students and are one of only ten approved "in-person" providers authorized to teach live throughout the state." SFWS has also pioneered hybrid room/zoom offerings during the pandemic where attendees can either attend live in-person or online and receive custom tasting kits across the US when wine is part of the experience. "Using our state-of-the-art AV system for RBS training will allow us to conveniently and effectively train servers across the state and minimize travel expenses for those who want to participate from home or work."

Important to note, TIPS, ServeSafe, and LEAD programs and certification completed prior to May 2021 do NOT satisfy the requirements for California's Responsible Beverage Service Certification.

How the RBS Training and Certification Process Works at San Francisco Wine School

Once registered for a training program at https://sanfranciscowineschool.com/rbs, each on-premise server and manager is required to register with the ABC at https://abcbiz.abc.ca.gov/ before the program start date and pay a $3 fee to obtain their Server ID. This Server ID is presented to SFWS who then certifies their class participation after the training, thereby opening their exam. They must then pass the ABC's online RBS exam with a score of 70% or higher within 3 attempts after completion of the program to earn the state mandated RBS certification.

About California's Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act and Related Certification:

Passage of California Assembly Bill 1221 in 2017 created the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act. The bill required the Alcoholic Beverage Control to create the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program (RBSTP) to ensure servers and their managers of alcoholic beverages are educated on the dangers of serving alcohol to minors and over-serving alcohol to patrons with the intention of reducing alcohol-related harm to local communities. The mandate creates a new training requirement for roughly 1,000,000 alcohol servers and managers of alcohol servers at an estimated 56,000 ABC licensees with on-premise alcohol sales privileges. The alcohol servers and managers who work at those locations must register with the ABC, be trained by an ABC approved program, and pass an ABC exam to be certified within 60 days of the enactment or after their first date of employment whichever is later.

This certification must be renewed every 3 years by all alcohol servers as mandated by these new regulations.

The passing of Assembly Bill 82, on June 29, 2020, extended the date in which this requirement is enacted to July 1, 2022. This change was made to alleviate the financial strain on the hospitality industry caused by the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Effective July 1, 2022, all alcohol servers and their managers must obtain a valid RBS certification though an ABC accredited RBS training provider within 60 calendar days from the effective date or their first date of employment. Uncertified Servers, Managers and Licensees will be out of compliance with this law beginning August 31, 2022, when enforcement begins.

To learn more about SFWS' RBS program, visit here or contact help@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324: https://sanfranciscowineschool.com/products/responsible-beverage-service

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Nutrition Company PlantBaby Raises $4 Million Seed Round with Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA, Among Others

KAUAI, Hawaii -- PlantBaby, the innovative nutrition company developing a portfolio of the purest plant-based products to support the nutritional journey from infancy into adulthood, announces its $4 million Seed funding round, led by Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA.

The round also welcomed new institutional investors including Two Culture Cap, Springbank Collective, Western Technology Investment, and Niche Capital.

In December 2021, PlantBaby launched its first product Kiki Milk, the first organic plant-based milk designed specifically for kids. Kiki Milk is made with a blend of organic, whole foods and boosted with nourishing superfoods available in two flavors: Original and Chocolate formulated in partnership with leading pediatrician Dr. Joel "Gator" Warsh and nutritionist Vicki Kobliner, RD.

It is made only from nutrient-rich, plant-based, organic whole foods and contains no additives like refined sugars, gums, GMOs, glyphosate, preservatives, protein isolates, or tree nuts (except coconuts). The organic, whole foods utilized to create Kiki Milk include organic oats, organic hemp seeds, organic sprouted pumpkin seeds, and organic coconuts. Each variation is packed with its proprietary blend of superfood powders with nourishing plants, like organic Aquamin(tm), organic bananas, organic blueberries, and organic spinach.

For PlantBaby Co-Founders Lauren and Alex Abelin, this is the first step to realizing their vision of creating safe plant-based food options for kids. Six months after their son Alakai was born, they needed to find him suitable plant-based, soy-free, and dairy-free infant formula supplements. After researching and feeling dissatisfied with the options available, they sought to create products to suit his needs along with the 40% of kids who have chronic health conditions nationwide who need healthier solutions than the ones offered on the market already.

"Since launching just six months ago, we've seen constant consumer demand," said Co-Founder Alex Abelin. "This fundraising round will support continued research and development of new plant-based culinary innovations and continued growth of the brand to make PlantBaby itself a vehicle to create positive change for children's health and well-being of children everywhere."

"We are thrilled to support the great work being done by Lauren, Alex, and the rest of the PlantBaby team," said Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Investment Officer for Big Idea Ventures. "The non-dairy space is highly competitive, but the PlantBaby team has created a unique product that features cleaner label ingredients and appeals to the most precious consumers of all, our children."

About PlantBaby:

PlantBaby is a future-forward nutrition movement developing a portfolio of clean-label, organic, plant-based foods, beverages, formulas, and supplements to support children on their nutritional journey from infancy into adulthood. Founded in 2020 on Kauai, Hawaii, PlantBaby is dedicated to restoring harmony in our food and agricultural systems by supporting regenerative agriculture and sourcing climate-friendly crops. PlantBaby is proud to partner with Farmer's Footprint and Planet FWD, two organizations committed to building a healthier Planet Earth.

For additional information, visit https://www.plantbaby.co/, https://www.kikimilk.com/ and @kikimilkco.

About Big Idea Ventures:

Big Idea Ventures (BIV), the most active food technology investor in 2021, is solving the world's greatest challenges by supporting the world's best entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers. BIV develops the most globally strategic funds, delivering significant investor returns while addressing real world challenges. BIV is focused on alternative protein with its New Protein Fund and commercialization of university intellectual property with its Generation Food Rural Partners fund. Learn more: https://bigideaventures.com/.

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Here’s the Scoop! Humphry Slocombe and Domaine Carneros Team Up Once Again for Rosé Inspired Ice Cream Flavor

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Just in time for Rosé season, San Francisco small-batch ice cream brand Humphry Slocombe - known for its imaginative ingredient-driven flavors - has partnered with the Napa Valley's first name in top quality sparkling wine, Domaine Carneros, to revisit its smash hit "Rosé All Day" flavor, this time as a dairy-based ice cream.

This year's iteration of "Rosé All Day" is a deliciously refreshing Rosé ice cream made with Domaine Carneros 2018 Brut Rosé and a hint of lemon. This boozy ice cream is the perfect complement to backyard cookouts, afternoons by the pool or beach, or anywhere you want to have #RoséAllDay this summer.

Humphry Slocombe Co-Founder and Chef Jake Godby says, "Pink bubbles make everything better, and 'Rosé All Day' is like summer in a cup or cone."

"We love this really delightful interpretation of our Brut Rosé, and we know our diehard rosé fans, and rosé newbies alike, will go crazy for it," commented Domaine Carneros' CEO, Remi Cohen.

The 2022 "Rosé All Day" ice cream is available the entire month of June for $11/pint at Humphry Slocombe's original scoop shop in the Mission District, as well as at their Ferry Building location and their locations in Oakland and Berkeley; in addition, the flavor is available as of June 2, 2022 via Goldbelly as part of a special 4-pack, offered for $94.95 (including tax and shipping; available while supplies last). The 4-pack includes two pints of the "Rosé All Day" flavor and two pints of Tahitian Vanilla.

Learn more: https://www.goldbelly.com/humphry-slocombe/rose-all-day-boozy-ice-cream-4-pints?ref=merchant

About Humphry Slocombe:

Known for its unique and creative flavors, Humphry Slocombe has established itself as a pioneering ice cream destination that sources local fruits, veggies, spices and booze for its one-of-a-kind inventions. Co-Founders Jake Godby (Chef) and Sean Vahey (Food & Beverage Manager) relied on their extensive culinary backgrounds to create never before seen, or tasted, flavors when they opened Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco in 2008. Recently named one of San Francisco's "Most Delicious Instagram Accounts" by 7X7 Magazine, Humphry Slocombe has been featured in The New York Times Magazine and Bon Appetit, along with several television appearances, such as the Food Network's "Top 5 Ice Creams in America."

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About Domaine Carneros:

Founded in 1987 by the Taittinger family, and helmed by CEO and Remi Cohen, Domaine Carneros produces notable sparkling wine and Pinot Noir from California's Carneros appellation from six estate vineyards totaling close to 400 acres. The Domaine Carneros Château and Terrace are open to visitors for tasting flights and elevated experiences from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. by appointment daily.

For more information, please call 800.716.2788 or visit https://www.domainecarneros.com/.

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