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  •  The Business of Beer

    The Food and Agribusiness Institute is pleased to announce the upcoming “The Business of Beer” speaker panel and tasting on Friday, October 17th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

    Big names in the beer industry will provide an evening of conversation, beer sampling and an opportunity to connect with industry leaders in a casual setting while indulging in some of the finest brews on the West Coast.

    Our panel discussion will include:

    • Dan Gordon: Owner/ Brewmaster, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company

    • Lloyd Knight: Marketing Manager, 21st Amendment Brewery

    • Jenny Merit: Craft Beer Ambassador, DBI Beverage

    • Keegan Raines: Beer Buyer, Whole Foods Market Cupertino

    • Jenny Lewis: Co-Founder & CEO, Strike Brewing Company

    • Marty Kuchinski: Hops Farmer, Hops-Meister LLC

     Our dialogue will be moderated by Jay Brooks, a freelance beer writer and blogger. Following our panel discussion, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beer tastings from numerous local breweries including:

    • Gordon Biersch Brewery

    • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

    • Lagunitas Brewing Co.

    • Strike Brewing Company

    • Anchor Brewing Company

    • Drake’s Brewing Company

    • No Name Cider Company

     Mingle with friends, students, alumni and brewery representatives to learn more about how you can get involved in this exciting, burgeoning industry. Interested in a career in the beer industry? Breweries will be offering opportunities and contact information at their tasting tables.

    To register visit:

    Your ticket covers admission to the panel discussion, all tasting activities, hors d'oeuvres and an FAI tasting glass. 


  •  Olive Oil Tasting & Business Overview

    Next week on Wednesday April 24th, the Food & Agribusiness Network will be making their first showcase as  a club on campus! Amphora Olive Oil will be holding a tasting event, as well as a business overview on what it takes to run such a global, high quality business. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided to all who come!

    Event Details: 

    April 24th, 2013


    Lucas Hall Rm. 106

    RSVP @


  •  The Business of Smoothies

    The Business of Smoothies

    Monday, November 12th

    Presentation: 5PM

    Location: Lucas Hall, Rm. 126 (Forbes Conference Room)

    Cost: FREE!


    Please join the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) in welcoming Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer Bruce Schroder.

    Register online at:



  •  The Business of Chocolate

    Business of Chocolate

    Thursday, February 16

    Presentation: 5PM
    Tasting: 5:30PM
    Location: Lucas Hall Forbes Conference Room 126
    Cost: FREE!

    Join FAI in welcoming Dandelion Chocolate to Santa Clara University. Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring, founders and core chocolate makers of the company, will give a special talk explaining the “behind the scenes” aspects of the chocolate business, the process of starting a company from the ground up, and advice for future entrepreneurs.  Following the talk, there will be a tasting of Dandelion Chocolate products.

    For more information about Dandelion Chocolate, visit their website.

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