Republic Foods Enterprise Center, Fayette County Commission and c.r.a.f.t.
RESEARCH, STRATEGIC CONSULTING, AND BUSINESS EVALUATION
In conjunction with c.r.a.f.t., the Fayette County Commission Action Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pick Your Poison has been tasked with evaluating the operations of Republic Foods Enterprise Center's catering locations in Downtown Pittsburgh. Operation assessment, customer and competitor research, and strategic recommendations will be provided to assist Republic in forging ahead and creating new opportunities.
c.r.a.f.t and Tomanetti's Pizza
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
The Center for regional agriculture, food and transformation (c.r.a.f.t) is a newly created center within Chatham University that works to transform the future of food and agriculture in Western Pennsylvania. Pick Your Poison is working with them, Chatham's Food Studies program and Tomanetti's Pizza to create a hyper local pizza made entirely from local ingredients. Our goal is to continue to have a product on the market by 2019 and we're well on our way to that goal.
Three Rivers Grown
GRANT WORK AND DESIGN
Three Rivers Grown is a fast growing local food distributor bringing regional food to grocery stores and restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. Pick Your Poison recently helped the finish up reporting for a grant they received from the USDA and is working on revamping their sale brochures to make sure their clients stay up to date on their ever changing product line.
PRODUCT/PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
BRANDING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
B52 cafe is a vegan cafe based in the Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh. They're such an incredible place; scratch made & mostly organic food, delicious coffee and impressive chocolate and beverage programs. PYP's task was to find the best way tell the public about all the wonderful things that B52 has to offer, while refining their messages and getting them ready to break into dinner service in March of 2016. We worked on refining their day parts, and finding creative ways to advertise using their limited start-up budget.
Clarion River Organics
STRATEGIC PLANING & ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE
Clarion River Organics is an Organic farmer's co-operative consisting of 15 Amish famers located on the Clarion River in Sligo, PA. CRO provides organic produce, meat, and eggs to their robust CSA, farmers markets, and for wholesale distribution. They needed assistance with organization, hiring a new employee, forming a board of directors, and working on ways to better communicate with their farmers. We worked together to ensure that their unique needs were met while helping them grow their business, increase profit, and decrease costs.