MUNDELEIN, Ill., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (OTC Markets: ZTHO), a bio-technology company providing value-added ingredients to a variety of industries, announced that Chef Erin Ryan participated in a panel discussion at this year's National Restaurant Association ("NRA") NRA Show, which was held on May 20-21, 2013, on behalf of the Research Chefs Association. Chef Ryan spoke on the subject of "Product Development for Restaurants: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," joining four other prestigious panelists including: Kit Kiefer, Schawn's Food Service; Amy Alarcon, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen; Stan Dorsey, The Krystal Company; and Scott Randolph, Food & Drink Resources. This panel was created to discuss all aspects of the product development process from ideation to market launch. Chef Ryan represented the ingredient supplier aspect of the discussion, educating the attendees on how Z Trim works side-by-side with marketing, culinologists and product developers.
Kit Kiefer, the Director of Culinary Services and Corporate Executive Chef for Schwan's Food Service, led the panel discussion. He stated, "I was able to get 4 outstanding panelists who provided fantastic insight to the packed house. Stan Dorsey, Amy Alarcon, Scott Randolph, and Erin Ryan all brought different views and it worked well. R&D Chef Erin Ryan from Z-Trim ingredients provided great insight that many restaurateurs don't think about. I am quite certain she piqued some interest with regard to sustainability, moisture migration, product positioning and many other things relevant to today's menu."
"I was honored to be included along with the other panelists to provide my insight on the product development process where ingredients, such as Z Trim, can assist manufacturers of various applications to achieve their goals," said Chef Ryan. "Based on the attendance and the attendee interaction, I believe the discussion was a huge success."
ABOUT Z TRIM®
Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (www.ztrim.com) is a bio-technology company that owns existing, and has developed new, products and processes to make use of biomass for uses in the food and industrial markets. The Company's food division currently sells a line of products to the food industry that can help food manufacturers reduce their costs and help them solve many production problems. The Company's revolutionary technology provides value-added ingredients across virtually all food industry categories. The Company's all-natural products, among other things, help to reduce fat and calories, add fiber, provide shelf-stability, prevent oil migration, and add binding capacity – all without degrading the taste and texture of the final food products. Perhaps most significantly, Z Trim's products can help extend finished products, and thereby increase its customers' gross margins. The Company's industrial division, opened in 2012, sells eco-friendly ingredients to oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing, petroleum coke, steel/aluminum, paper and other industries. The Company's industrial ingredients are highly functional in applications for adhesives, binders, viscofiers and emulsifiers.
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