Fresh Take: These 30 Entrepreneurs May Just Change The Future Of Food

Food & Drink

It’s that time of year again: We’ve just honored the next batch of 30 Under 30 Food & Drink listmakers. What a bunch. There are dairy farmers and creators alongside restaurateurs and founders of brands of a wide array of products that just might be on your grocery shelves. There’s a better-for-you banana bread mix startup, a fast-acting, caffeinated gum, a pasta brand, and a line of probiotic trail mixes. Each of these honorees has found an early niche in the ever-changing world of food.

It’s my seventh year co-editing this list, my fifth alongside Forbes senior editor Kristin Stoller, and my first with staff writer Maria Gracia Santillana Linares. What a wild ride it’s been, and I’m excited for you to meet this year’s class.

— Chloe Sorvino, Staff Writer

Order my book, Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed and the Fight for the Future of Meat, out now from Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books.

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What’s Fresh

30 Under 30 Food & Drink 2024: Meet The Entrepreneurs Changing The Future Of Food

This year’s list highlights up-and-coming superstars from the worlds of restaurants, farming, packaged food, alcohol and recipe development.

Inside The Two Companies That Dominate The U.S. Carrot Crop

Americans were projected to eat 100 million pounds this Thanksgiving as the California neighbors of Bolthouse and Grimmway call for a consumer boycott over water use.

Chicago Specialty Grocers Foxtrot And Dom’s Merging Into Outfox Hospitality

Two of Chicago’s landmark grocers, Foxtrot and Dom’s, are merging to become Outfox Hospitality with Liz Williams tapped to lead the new entity as its CEO.

Here’s The Number One Business Rule From 818 Founder Kendall Jenner

Before publicly launching in 2021, the model and member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan anonymously submitted her reposado to the 2020 World Tequila Awards—and took home the category’s top prize.

Field Notes

A spectacular, Thanksgiving-Waste-Stock-powered turkey gumbo that my husband, Nick, made with our holiday leftovers.

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Chloe Sorvino leads coverage of food and agriculture as a staff writer on the enterprise team at Forbes. Her book, Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed and the Fight for the Future of Meat, published on December 6, 2022, with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books. Her nearly nine years of reporting at Forbes has brought her to In-N-Out Burger’s secret test kitchen, drought-ridden farms in California’s Central Valley, burnt-out national forests logged by a timber billionaire, a century-old slaughterhouse in Omaha and even a chocolate croissant factory designed like a medieval castle in northern France.

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