Kim Bryden is the CEO & Founder of Cureate and Cureate Connect. For 10+ years, she has worked in the food and beverage industry from government, to Fortune 500 retail management, to food-tech startup. Cureate provides services to food and beverage business owners to assist with their growth and scaling initiatives. They have worked with emerging retail outlets like Glen's Garden Market; to nationally acclaimed food start-ups such as Beefsteak, a José Andrés concept; to developing and running a year-long educational curriculum for food entrepreneurs in Baltimore, MD called School of Food. With an ever-present mission to create more interconnected, economically-vibrant communities, the team built Cureate Connect; an online procurement platform that matches big business and institutional buyers with local food and beverage entrepreneurs. Together, let's harness the power of procurement to create local impact! Follow Cureate @cureateco on Facebook and Instagram.