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Unpacking The Production Future of Food and Beverage!

Colorado Food & Beverage Co-Manufacturing Summit

In Partnership with Naturally Boulder and Moss Adams

Wednesday, January 24th • 3-7 pm

CSU Spur • Hydro Building • Confluence Theater

The Colorado F&B Co-Manufacturing Summit brings together brands and co-manufacturers to discuss opportunities and challenges in Colorado's consumer product production ecosystem. If you're interested in joining the 3 pm tour of CSU Spur's Food Innovation Center, please make sure to add it to your registration so that we have an accurate headcount.

Topics we'll be covering:

  • State of the industry: Macro-trends in F&B manufacturing and operations, brand development and co-manufacturing
  • How co-manufacturing is evolving and why: business dynamics shaping current brand-manufacturer relationships
  • Best-practices in negotiating co-man contracts and relationships
  • 2024 Forecast: Milder headwinds?

Co-Manufacturers that will be attending (keep checking - we'll keep adding to the list!):

Awakened Foods

AVA Manufacturing

Basecamp Co-Pack


Claremont Foods

Flowstate Co-Packing

Fresca Foods

Hope Foods

Made 4u Foods

Motherlode Co-Packing

Owen Family Foods


The Kitchen Coop

Wild Zora Foods


3 p.m. Tours of the CSU Food Innovation Center

4 p.m. Networking – connecting brands and co-manufacturers, refreshments, appetizers

5 p.m. Panel Discussion

6 p.m. Refreshments, appetizers, and networking

CSU Spur is located at 4777 National Western Dr., Denver, CO. To park, please refer to this map and park in the yellow lot behind the Vida building. There will be signage directing you to the lot as well. Do not park in the saloon parking lot.

If you are joining the tour of the CSU Food Innovation Center, please meet in the Hydro building at the tables by the cafe at 3 pm. If you are interested in attending the tour and didn't sign up for it, no worries - come at 3 and join the party! If you are just coming for the networking and panel discussion, you can go straight to the Confluence Theater within the Hydro building, and doors are at 4. The panel discussion will start at 5 pm, and there will be time to network after the discussion as well.


  • Alex Cioth (Founder & CEO of Claremont Foods, LLC)

    Alex Cioth

    Founder & CEO of Claremont Foods, LLC

    Claremont Foods is a Colorado based contract food manufacturer founded by Alex and his brothers in 2011. Claremont has emerged as one of the leading manufacturers serving middle market nutrition bar brands throughout North America.

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  • Benjamin Frohlichstein (Founder of Cappello's)

    Benjamin Frohlichstein

    Founder of Cappello's

    Ben Frohlichstein is co-founder and CEO of Cappello’s, a Colorado leading manufacturer for gluten free doughs. Cappello’s recently started offering private label and co-manufacturing capabilities for the growing Colorado food scene in their SQF, GFCO certified facility in Arvada, CO.

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  • Lee Gray (Attorney at Gray Bugos & Schroeder LLC)

    Lee Gray

    Attorney at Gray Bugos & Schroeder LLC

    Lee Gray is a founding partner at Gray Bugos & Schroeder LLC and advises food, beverage, nutritional supplement, and consumer product manufacturers on ever-changing regulatory requirements. Lee also helps F&B brands and co-manufacturers craft win-win operating agreements and partnerships.

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  • Chris Lehn (Founder and Owner of Made4U Foods)

    Chris Lehn

    Founder and Owner of Made4U Foods

    Chris is the Founder and Owner of Made4U Foods which specializes in co-manufacturing quality gluten free products. Chris helps new and emerging companies bring their products to market with over 12 years of experience building Yumbana Gluten Free and other brands.

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  • Zora Tabin (Chairwoman at Wild Zora Foods, LLC)

    Zora Tabin

    Chairwoman at Wild Zora Foods, LLC

    Zora Tabin, Chairwoman of Wild Zora Foods, grew-up in rural Czech Republic which meant growing up with a close connection to food. She is the granddaughter of farmers and her grandparents lived on farms with abundant gardens and livestock. Today, Wild Zora continues to build on the goal of providing healthy meals and snacks, made only from real food, to Zora's family, friends, and beyond.

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  • Bart Taylor (Business Development Executive at Moss Adams)

    Bart Taylor

    Business Development Executive at Moss Adams

    Bart develops business for the manufacturing, consumer products, food, beverage and agribusiness industries for Moss Adams. Prior to that, Bart was the founder and publisher of CompanyWeek, a business-to-business media and events company focusing on Colorado manufacturing and the maker economy throughout the western U.S.

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Naturally Boulder Member Ticket
Member Price $19
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price $24
Same Day Registration
Standard Price $34


CSU Spur

National Western Drive 4777
Denver, Colorado

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