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After-the-jump
Sponsored by
Fairway
How do you grow a brand without losing the original spirit? Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito of BAKED Bakery join Grace Bonney on After the Jump for an in-depth discussion on growth, transition and integrity. Find out what a day in the life looks like for somebody running a business as busy and multi-pronged as BAKED. Hear what kind of decision making goes into business growth and what drives Matt and Renato to keep moving forward with their business. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market.

"For doing wholesale business - if you don't have a kitchen that's operational 24 hours a day - you need to." [14:00]

--Matt Lewis on After the Jump

"I feel like BAKED now has multiple arms - we're like an octopus." [15:00]

--Renato Poliafito on After the Jump


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Cutting-the-curd
Sponsored by
Wmmbshow
What happens when a punk kid figures out how to handle cheese? The Bedford Cheese Shop is born! Get some insight into running a cheese shop as Greg Blais and guest co-host Matt Rubiner chat with Charlotte Kamin, owner of Bedford Cheese Shop- an old-fashioned cheese shop dedicated to providing the finest quality cheeses from around the world. Tune in to find out what the day to day life of a cheese shop owner is like, what plans Charlotte has for expansion and what inspires her "brand". From quality control to business management - get a peek into the world of retail cheese in Brooklyn! This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

"I was a punk kid who knew how to handle cheese. I am now an older punk kid who knows how to handle cheese." [04:00]

"I get off on the fact that food can bring you back to childhood memories." [06:00]

"I am not the type of person who can just sustain in the same environment. As a shop-owner when you have really good people you want to see them grow." [11:00]

"A lot of people have this misconception that opening a cheese shop is an easy and profitable thing, but it's difficult!" [32:00]

--Charlotte Kamin on Cutting the Curd


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