Author: John Makowski

Brookside Flavors & Ingredients LLC Announces CEO Transition

Brookside Flavors & Ingredients LLC Announces CEO Transition

Brookside Flavors & Ingredients LLC (“Brookside Flavors” or “BFI”), a leading provider of food flavorings to both sweet and savory end markets, and a portfolio company of Brookside Equity Partners LLC (“Brookside Equity” or “BEP”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Staley to succeed Rudy Dieperink as Chief Executive Officer.  Effective June 12, 2024, Mr. Dieperink will step down from his role as CEO and Ms. Staley will assume the position.  Over the coming weeks, Mr. Dieperink will be working closely with Ms. Staley to ensure a seamless transition for BFI’s employees, customers, suppliers and other partners.  

From Bland To Grand: The Art of Taste Modulation

From Bland To Grand: The Art of Taste Modulation

At Brookside, “Breaking [the] Bad” means cutting through the jargon to create a taste profile powered by the mastery of taste modulation like lowering sugar, upping protein, boosting fiber, or reducing fat, all without skipping a beat on taste. Don’t be fooled; regardless of how much marketing is thrown at it, no single ‘magic’ molecule can be spread like pixie dust over these challenges — you need a company that will invest in overcoming your challenges so you can deliver the magic that’ll make ’em go “Mmmmmmmm.”

Taboo to Trend: From Pineapple Pizza Wars to the Fusion Free-For-All

Taboo to Trend: From Pineapple Pizza Wars to the Fusion Free-For-All

Get set because we’re about to slice through the deliciously divisive world of polarizing flavors, where yesterday’s culinary blasphemies are today’s menu must-haves. This isn’t just about whether pineapple belongs on pizza (spoiler: it does, fight me); it’s about how we went from food fights to flavor fêtes, and how for today’s generation the only faux pas is not being bold enough.

Revolutionizing Wellness: Creating Exceptional Better-For-You (BFY) Food & Beverages for Health-Conscious Consumers

Revolutionizing Wellness: Creating Exceptional Better-For-You (BFY) Food & Beverages for Health-Conscious Consumers

Once again, we find ourselves at the dawn of a new year, a time when we swear we’re going to hit the gym, eat better, and conquer our health goals with better choices. It’s “New Year, New You” season ya’ll! Of course, we’re always about embracing the wellness journey, but we’re definitely not about rabbit…

Fat-Forward Flavors Are Sizzling!

Fat-Forward Flavors Are Sizzling!

There’s a hot new food trend that’s starting to sizzle, and the secret ingredient is something you probably wouldn’t expect — fat! After decades of being a nutritional bogeyman (Snackwells, anyone?), our sugar-fueled society is finally turning to the fabulous world of healthier fats and flavor-packed fun. We’re not talking about the greasy, unhealthy fast…