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IDDBA Cast Podcasts

Free, educational IDDBA Casts (podcasts) are short audio/video recordings that provide focused dairy, deli, and bakery product knowledge, employee skills-building ideas, and timely information about industry topics and trends.

Stream available videos from our YouTube Channel or download original files that can be viewed and used for training on a computer or personal handheld media player. All IDDBA Casts are free.

Featured Podcast

Talking Hispanic Trends with Chef Aarón Sánchez (Running Time: 11:41)
Chef Aarón Sánchez is best known as a judge on the Food Network's hit series Chopped, as well as the host of Aarón Loves NY and the co-host of Motochefs, both on FOX Life. He's also the chef/partner of Kansas City's Mestizo Leawood and the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide. The son of celebrated Mexican-cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Sánchez's passion, commitment, and skills have placed him among the country's leading contemporary Latin chefs. IDDBA sat down with Chef Sánchez at the 2013 Dairy-Deli-Bake Expo in Orlando, FL.


Complete Listing of Podcasts

Visual Appeal Using Texture in the Bakery
(Running Time: 2:36)
Texture not only makes cakes look more realistic, but it also helps turn customers' heads. This video shows a few fun ways to show off your bakery's talents with texture.

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Cake by the Slice
(Running Time: 5:00)
Brent Vagedes, Rich Products, shows us how to turn a simple sheet cake into a decadent layer cake sold by the slice out of a service bakery case. The flavor combinations are endless, so be creative!

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Fun with Fondant
(Running Time: 1:36)
From sneaker parties to trendy purses, fondant can help make a party classy. Learn some different techniques and ideas from this video about using fondant to dress up your next cake.

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Sports-Themed Bakery Ideas
(Running Time: 2:32)
Hamburgers and Hotdogs made entirely out of bakery items? A football-shaped bowl of chips and pretzels made of fondant? Why stop there? We show you several ways to make preparing for your tailgating parties or other sports-themed events a blast for the baker.

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Merchandising Dairy in the Service Cheese Case
(Running Time: 3:25)
We explore some ways to help your service cheese department provide convenient options for customers looking to incorporate cheese and butter components into their next meal. Let the creative juices flow in your store!

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Talking Hispanic Trends
with Chef Aarón Sánchez
(Running Time: 11:41)
Chef Aarón Sánchez is best known as a judge on the Food Network's hit series Chopped, as well as the host of Aarón Loves NY and the co-host of Motochefs, both on FOX Life. He's also the chef/partner of Kansas City's Mestizo Leawood and the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide. The son of celebrated Mexican-cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Sánchez's passion, commitment, and skills have placed him among the country's leading contemporary Latin chefs. IDDBA sat down with Chef Sánchez at the 2013 Dairy-Deli-Bake Expo in Orlando, FL.


Whole Grain and High-Fiber Foods
(Running Time: 4:47)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that at least half of grains consumed daily be whole grains. As more consumers seek out whole grains, associates have growing opportunities to assist shoppers in locating these products. In this video, Hy-Vee Dietician Preble defines whole grains and high-fiber foods and the health benefits they impart. She shares the best places to find whole grain, high-fiber foods in the deli and bakery departments.

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Gluten Sensitivity in Dairy, Deli, and Bakery Foods
(Running Time: 5:15)
Gluten intolerance and celiac disease are diagnosed more frequently now. More consumers are opting out of processed products that contain wheat for perceived health benefits. In this video, Hy-Vee Dietician Deana Preble explains gluten intolerance and celiac disease. She instructs associates how to identify foods that contain gluten.

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Functional Foods: Probiotics and Prebiotics
(Running Time: 4:04)
Health-conscious shoppers are seeking out foods that can give their bodies a boost naturally. In this podcast, Hy-Vee Dietician Deana Preble defines functional foods, probiotics, and prebiotics. She describes functional foods in the dairy, deli, and bakery departments.

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Successful Cross-Merchandising
(Running Time: 8:18)
Retailers have many tools at their disposal to turn simple product promotions into promising returns. In this video, we explore four important characteristics of successful cross-merchandising. Cross-merchandising with helpful displays, timely events, and knowledgeable employees or experts, can really help shine the spotlight on your department giving you the sales you need while giving customers the experience they desire, and that's a success for everyone.

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Hip 2 Be Square
(Running Time: 2:42)
These creative, geometric desserts have sharp angles and great eye appeal. Sometimes just the switch from round to square can make an old favorite look like the new kid on the block. Elizabeth Riggs of Bakery Crafts shares some of the bakery team's merchandising ideas from the Show & Sell Center at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo.

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Kits 4 Kids
(Running Time: 3:42)
Brent Vagedes of Rich Products Corporation explains how the bakery team in the Show & Sell center at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo concocted and packaged fun, edible activities for kids.

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Cakes: One Slice at a Time
(Running Time: 2:26)
Elizabeth Riggs of Bakery Crafts shares with us some ideas about how you can attract customers to your bakery's cakes one slice at a time. This podcast is from Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo Show & Sell Center.

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Meringue Tarts
(Running Time: 2:16)
As Elizabeth Riggs of Bakery Crafts explains from the Show & Sell Center at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo, traditional meringue cookies can be a great way to showcase your bakery's jams and fillings.

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Cupcakes with Class
(Running Time: 1:57)
At the Show & Sell Center at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo, Elizabeth Riggs of Bakery Crafts talked with us about some new trends in cupcakes. Recreating classy cakes in miniature is both fun and functional.

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Cream Puff Creativity
(Running Time: 1:53)
Elizabeth Riggs of Bakery Crafts and the Show & Sell Center bakery team at IDDBA's annual Dairy-Deli-Bake Expo put together some great ideas using cream puffs.

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Buy, Buy This American Pie
(Running Time: 5:14)
At Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo this year, Jennifer Dahm of Dorothy Lane Markets worked with the bakery team in IDDBA's Show & Sell center to put together some creative twists on the classic American pie.

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Value Added Donuts
(Running Time: 2:56)
In this IDDBAcast, Brent Vagedas of Rich Products Corporation talked with us about some ways to create fun and unique value-added donuts to attract customers' attention to your donut case, as demonstrated in the Show & Sell Center at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo.

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Deli Meals Concepts
(Running Time: 7:08)
Chef Chris Koch of Cooking or Whatever shares some ideas for catching your deli's customers' eyes as well as reducing shrink across departments. These concepts were showcased in the Show & Sell Center at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo.

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Dr. Kathleen Glass

What is Listeria?
(Running Time: 9:16)
Dr. Kathleen Glass, associate director of the Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses key facts about Listeria monocytogenes, a common bacteria that, when eaten, may cause illness and death in vulnerable individuals. Certain deli foods, such as sliced meat and soft cheese, can be breeding grounds for the harmful bacteria, which can multiply to dangerous levels if the food is not handled properly.

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Another Valuable Listeria Resource For Retailers:
Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Establishments is available free of charge. This publication was produced by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Food Safety: Listeria Basics Job Guide
Listeria Basics

Listeria Basics details vital information about the dangerous pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. This training Job Guide supplies information for employees to recognize the foods and surfaces that most commonly harbor Listeria. Listeria Basics also lists the populations most susceptible to the resulting foodborne illness listeriosis, and the gamut of symptoms that can arise. (Listeria Basics Spanish version)


Dr. Kathleen Glass

Preventing Listeria Growth in the Deli
(Running Time: 9:29)
Dr. Glass details critical food-handling practices to prevent the growth of Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous food-borne bacteria. Glass gives specifics on maintaining both proper time and temperature and a clean food-handling environment to hinder Listeria growth.

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for Windows Media Player         
for QuickTime or iTunes

Another Valuable Listeria Resource For Retailers:
Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Establishments is available free of charge. This publication was produced by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Food Safety: Listeria Basics Job Guide
Listeria Basics

Listeria Basics details vital information about the dangerous pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. This training Job Guide supplies information for employees to recognize the foods and surfaces that most commonly harbor Listeria. Listeria Basics also lists the populations most susceptible to the resulting foodborne illness listeriosis, and the gamut of symptoms that can arise. (Listeria Basics Spanish version)


Dr. Kathleen Glass

How Food Processors Prevent Listeria
(Running Time: 7:36)
Dr. Glass explains how food processors formulate recipes that attempt to hinder the growth of microbes like Listeria monocytogenes from production through consumption. Specific ingredients, high-pressure pasteurization, and packaging techniques are a few of the ways Glass says food processors can safeguard foods.

Direct Downloads:

for Windows Media Player         
for QuickTime or iTunes

Another Valuable Listeria Resource For Retailers:
Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Establishments is available free of charge. This publication was produced by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Food Safety: Listeria Basics Job Guide
Listeria Basics

Listeria Basics details vital information about the dangerous pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. This training Job Guide supplies information for employees to recognize the foods and surfaces that most commonly harbor Listeria. Listeria Basics also lists the populations most susceptible to the resulting foodborne illness listeriosis, and the gamut of symptoms that can arise. (Listeria Basics Spanish version)


Attracting and Retaining Talent With Work-Life Balance Programs
(Running Time: 9:24)
Jim Bird, founder and CEO of WorkLifeBalance.com, explains how a corporation's commitment to work-life balance can increase worker productivity and reduce turnover. To explore this topic further, download the following PDFs: Work-Life Strategy Ladder and How to Implement Dual-Purpose Learning.

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Sampling Food Sells Food
(Running Time: 4:44)
Harold Lloyd, president of Harold Lloyd Presents and 30-year retail veteran, talks about the importance of food demonstrations and sampling programs in stores and how presenting new tastes and ideas to customers leads to profit for the store.

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Taste & Sell: Brie
(Running Time: 4:44)
Karine Blake, senior product manager, President® Brie, explains the history and mystery behind one of France's most beloved cheeses and leads associates through a tasting. Managers can download a sampling guide and Brie job aid to help associates become even more familiar with this distinctive soft-ripened cheese.

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Cheddar Cheese and Food Pairings
(Running Time: 6:50)
David Leonhardi, Director of Food Service and Cheese Education, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, shares delicious food and Cheddar cheese pairing ideas for every meal.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.wisdairy.com


Building an Upscale Brownie
(Running Time: 8:34)
Brent Vagedes of Rich Products Corporation gives a video demonstration on constructing upscale gourmet brownies from a regular half-sheet brownie, icing, and garnishes.

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Value-Added Focaccia (Running Time: 4:39)
Brent Vagedes of Rich Products Corporation gives a video demonstration on making savory and sweet upscale focaccias using pre-formed Italian bread dough. A companion PDF, available by clicking here, summarizes the steps for easy reference.

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A Guide to Pairing Foods (Running Time: 8:25)
When customers buy a product like meat, cheese, bread, or even cake, they probably aren't planning to eat it by itself. Associates can ring up more sales by helping customers find additional products that pair well with their selections. Dave Leonhardi of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board explains how to find good matches.

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Ale to the Cheese: Pairing Beer with Cheese (Running Time: 6:19)
Cheese can be great on its own, but pairing it with the right beverage really brings out its flavor. In this IDDBA Cast, Dave Leonhardi of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board talks about the unique characteristics of cheese and beer pairings, and we show you how to merchandise the two together for better sales.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.cheesecupid.com
iddba.org/pdfs/JG/jg_softpair.pdf


Horsing Around With Cupcakes (Running Time: 2:28)
Go behind the scenes at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo 2009 to see how to create an adorable herd of horse cupcakes. The horses were just one of dozens of bakery ideas presented at the Show & Sell Center Retail Merchandising Pavilion.

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Garden of Cupcakes (Running Time: 6:30)
Create a garden of delights in your bakery case with a display of floral cupcakes. A decorator at the Show & Sell Center Retail Merchandising Pavilion at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo 2009 shows how to decorate plain cupcakes in garden motifs using frosting and food-safe plastic ornaments. For additional ideas and instructions, download the companion PDF here.

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Hatch a Chick Cupcake (Running Time: 3:05)
Go behind the scenes at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo 2009 to watch as a cake decorator transforms food-safe egg cups, miniature cupcakes, and frosting into an eye-catching brood of chicks to display at the Show & Sell Center Retail Merchandising Pavilion. The reusable egg cups - some of which are made to look like chicken feet - can be sold with the cupcakes as a gift with purchase. This is a great merchandising idea for spring celebrations.

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Pupcakes (Running Time: 4:09)
Cake decorators at the Show & Sell Center Retail Merchandising Pavilion at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo 2009 transformed cupcakes into a menagerie of animals. This podcast shows how to transform two stacked cupcakes into a delicious doggie (lookalike) treat.

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Making the Most of Mardi Gras (Running Time: 5:26)
Many people throughout the United States celebrate Mardi Gras each spring. Your bakery can also celebrate with special treats that bring in additional sales dollars, and it's not too soon to start planning. This podcast shows you how to make New Orleans-style king cakes and to decorate donuts, cookies, cupcakes and sheet cakes according to Mardi Gras themes.

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On the Culinary Horizon with Chef Mario Batali (Running Time: 7:53)
While at Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo, world-renowned chef Mario Batali talks about the culinary trends that are shaping American consumers' tastes. Come to Dairy-Deli-Bake 2009 in June to learn about new products and new ideas.

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Understanding Sourdough & Artisan Breads (Running Time: 7:57)
Kevin O'Connell, vice president of research & development for artisan bakeries at Ralcorp, tells how sourdough and artisan bakers carry on time-honored traditions to create premium breads with distinctive, complex flavors.

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Cakes Taking Shape (Running Time: 4:35)
Elizabeth Riggs of Bakery Crafts shows cake decorators how to transform 8-inch round cakes into butterflies and sun-shaped cakes and how to make cupcakes into tiered special occasion cakes. She also discusses the creative process that goes into producing innovative and exciting cakes for customers to enjoy.

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Understanding Whole Grains (Running Time: 7:46)
Cynthia Harriman, Director of Food & Nutrition Strategies for the Whole Grains Council, tells listeners the definition of "whole grain," how to identify products containing whole grains, and information on dietary guidelines and servings.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.wholegrainscouncil.org


Whole Grain Nutrition (Running Time: 6:22) Cynthia Harriman, Director of Food & Nutrition Strategies for the Whole Grains Council, discusses the essential role of whole grains in providing vitamins, other nutrients, and dietary fiber. She also gives whole grain health information useful for associates when answering customer questions.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.wholegrainscouncil.org


Increasing Sales Using Whole Grains (Running Time: 6:19)
Cynthia Harriman, Director of Food & Nutrition Strategies for the Whole Grains Council, provides ideas for managers and associates to increase whole grain food sales in their stores.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.wholegrainscouncil.org
www.wholegrainscouncil.org/files/WholeGrainsADAFactSheet.pdf


Cheddar Cheese and Beverage Pairings (Running Time: 6:56)
David Leonhardi, Director of Food Service and Cheese Education, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, talks about satisfying pairings of Cheddar cheese with wines, ale, ciders, juices and sparkling waters.

Direct Downloads:

for Windows Media Player          for QuickTime or iTunes

Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.wisdairy.com


STEPS to Successful Food Sampling (Running Time: 5:15)
Harold Lloyd, president of Harold Lloyd Associates and 30-year retail veteran, presents four simple steps to memorable tasting events and successful sampling programs.

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Food Security for Perishable Service Department Employees (Running Time: 5:50)
Rod Wheeler, AIB International's Food Defense Specialist and Homeland Security Expert, talks about basic steps perishable service department employees can take to help make their department, co-workers, and customers safe from intentional contamination.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.aibonline.org


Food Security for Perishable Service Department Managers (Running Time: 6:44)
Rod Wheeler, AIB International's Food Defense Specialist and Homeland Security Expert, discusses basic steps management can take to ensure the safety of their store's perishable service departments, their employees, and their customers. Corporate- and department-level actionables are presented.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.aibonline.org


Serving Ideas for Deli Turkey (Running Time: 8:50)
IDDBA gives deli employees several quick, easy, and unique food ideas to share with their customers, using turkey from the deli.

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Links Mentioned in this Podcast:
www.jennieo.com
www.butterball.com
www.chef-chris.com

 

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