Spice It Up!

Time: Friday Oct 4th from 3:30PM to 5:00PM

Location: Riverview Room

Speaker(s): Michelle O'Connor - Prepared Foods Operations Consultant, Moxie Consulting

In this fun, hands-on workshop we will explore the origins of spice blends from all over the world and how to use them in your kitchen.

We’ll discuss the cost savings you can achieve from making your own blends and how making house blends can give your foodservice department and home kitchen the upper hand. Then we’ll create our own spice blends tailored specifically to personal tastes, noses and color preferences.

Participants will take home their own blends to wow and delight their friends and families. This class and will be full of strong smells and tasting is encouraged!


Michelle O’Connor is the founder of Moxie Consulting and collaborates with Thought For Food Consulting to provide strategic and individually tailored deli operations planning and costing support to clients all over the U.S. and Canada.

For the last 18 years, Michelle has been working in the natural and organic foods industry with her experience spanning from purchasing, customer service, prep and production to management. She has extensive experience in seasonal menu writing and creating programs that delight the wide range of alternative diets represented by natural foods clientele.

Michelle is well versed in Reciprofity, CostGuard, and ChefTec and has provided software set-up and support to clients, helping them overcome the heavy lifting of entering conversions, shrink, and recipes – and ensuring clean and reliable data.