Free On-demand Webinar: Optimizing California Almonds for Plant-Forward Formulations Category with Almonds


An estimated 22.8 million Americans now follow a “vegetarian-inclined diet,” which means better-than-ever plant-based formulations are muscling their way into the mainstream. As this trend elevates the influence of plant-forward eating and engages a broader consumer group, ingredients like almonds are an important tool for providing key nutrients, texture, flavor and a healthy halo.

In this free, 45-minute webinar presented by Almond Board of California (ABC), Anna Klainbaum, Trends Forecaster, Chef Rob Corliss, Founder of All Things Epicurean (ATE) and Molly Spence, Director of North America for Almond Board of California, lead an exploration of opportunities and applications for plant-based formulations.



Click here to access the webinar on demand and learn tips and tricks for developing cutting-edge concepts that take plant-based formulations a step further to exceed consumer expectations.

Anna Klainbaum, Trends Forecaster, highlights key plant-forward opportunities for manufacturers, including highlights in the beverage and snack categories.

Chef Rob Corliss, Chef Rob Corliss, founder of All Things Epicurean, showcases innovative plant-forward snack concepts to demonstrate how almonds, in their various forms, offer myriad opportunities for innovation.

Molly Spence, Director of North America for Almond Board of California, provides an update on the California Almond community’s commitment to and advances in sustainable and responsible farming, an important part of the plant-forward movement.

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Anna Klainbaum
Trends Forecaster

Anna Klainbaum is a trends consultant and writer with more than 15 years of experience in the food industry. She develops strategic content, trend insights and educational programming such as culinary tours. A Brooklyn-based consultant, Anna brings a unique perspective to what’s trending at today's table.

Chef Rob Corliss
Founder, All Things Epicurean

Rob Corliss is a three-time James Beard House guest chef with more than 20 years of experience that includes running world-class hotels, launching new concepts, working in top marketing agencies and, currently, owning a consulting company ATE (All Things Epicurean), focused on flavor, menu and restaurant innovation. Based in Nixa, Missouri, he has an energizing passion for food and is dedicated to connecting people to their food, environment and wellness.

Molly Spence
Director of North America for Almond Board of California

Molly is the Director of North America at Almond Board of California, where she leads advertising, public relations, social media, market research and relationship management strategy targeting consumers, health professionals and food professionals, and oversees the policy and regulatory environment for almonds in North America.