Welcome WIN's Five New Food & Beverage Startups

Food and Beverage companies have come out strong in the Boston WIN Lab this year, making up five of the overall twenty three companies joining from all over New England. With products ranging from simple sauces to healthy pizza crusts, these entrepreneurs will be sure to leave your stomach satisfied. It may come as no surprise that foodie entrepreneurs are making up almost a fourth of the WIN Lab cohort this year with food innovation spaces continuing to pop up all over the city. In fact, four of those five WINners will be coming straight from Commonwealth Kitchen in Dorchester. Our food and beverage entrepreneurs are:

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Ruby Chan of Fresh Zen
FreshZen is artisan sauce company that makes handcrafted, all-natural sauces from old Chinese farmhouse recipes. The name melds Fresh ingredients togeth-er with a Zen state of mind. FreshZen began production of its initial product, a ginger & scallion sauce, in Nov 2016 and customers include retail grocery stores, schools, and pop-up stores. FreshZen also runs cooking classes at the Boston Public Market.

Teresa Thompson Maynard of  Sweet Teez Bakery
Sweet Teez Bakery specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes, pies, brownies and pastries with unique flavors and creative designs. Our products are made from scratch using high quality nut free ingredients. Sweet Teez worth every bite...

Blonde Beauchamp of thisHaiti
Specialty food manufacturer focused on marketing the Haitian cuisine through authentic condiments, snacks, spices, and other specialty food products made with only natural and organic ingredients.

Dale Roseman of Veggie Table Foods
Providing healthy twists on your favorite foods, Veggie Table Foods provides plant based Cauliflower pizza crusts, bagels and snacks for the busy, health conscious and gluten intolerant consumer.

Linh Tran of X.O.I. Beverage
X.O.I is a healthy hydration for both the skin and the body, powered by a Vietnamese traditional skin healing herb called Gac fruit. Through our sustainable and ethical supply chain, we are able to support and empower marginalized Vietnamese farmers who grow and harvest Gac fruit with us.