The Rooster Coop

A round of applause, please.

Posted in next big small brand, Rooster in the News by kikisaxon on December 17, 2010

The finalists for the 2nd Annual Next Big Small Brand have been announced, by the New York Magazine’s Grub Street no less.

Deliberations went through the evening…the semi-finalists floored us with their entrepreneurialism and tasty morsels.  We wanted everyone to reap the rewards of the prize.  Unfortunately we had to narrow the bunch, but we are confident that we are going to see more than one of these incredible products on store shelves.

Click on the image to read the broadcast of the finalists.

Want to get in on the action?  Attend the January 12 judging festivities at Brooklyn Winery, to sample the finalists’ culinary creations, discover their plans for global domination, and witness the crowning of The Next Big Small Brand!  For tickets click here.

2nd Annual Next Big Small Brand

Posted in next big small brand, Rooster in the News, Uncategorized by kikisaxon on September 15, 2010

Tasting Table stepped up to the blow horn and yelled it loud — The 2nd Annual Next Big Small Brand is ON! Click here to read the announcement.

Next Big Small Brand Contest for Culinary Genius

Next Big Small Brand: Update

Posted in Coop Scoop, Stuff We Like, Uncategorized by kikisaxon on March 30, 2010

Since Eric Childs and Rick Miller of KBBK (Kombucha Brooklyn) reined supreme at the Next Big Small Brand Contest for Culinary Genius, not one Rooster has called in sick.  Coincidence…I think not.  We are drinking the revolution and feel grrreat, thanks to the live cultures and probiotics of KBBK and Rooster-brewed kombucha.  Just look at the fermenting goodness below.

The curtain isn’t ready to be pulled back on our designs — but we are close.  Check back in a few weeks.

Rooster-made kombucha from KBBK scoby

Heritage Radio Interview

Posted in next big small brand, Rooster in the News, Uncategorized by fernzo on February 26, 2010

Fernando Music at Heritage Radio

Fernando Music on Hot Grease at Heritage Radio

With numerous shows dedicated in one way or another to the topic of food, Heritage Radio is one of the best things happening in the NY/National food conversation. Started by Patrick Martins of Heritage Foods USA with help from Alice Waters (no shortage of street cred here), the station is housed in a shipping container at Roberta’s in Bushwick.  It’s a fun place and one can’t help but feel the energy of the movement. When Rooster was asked by Hot Grease’s Nicole Taylor to come down and talk about The Next Big Small Brand contest and the winner on air, I high tailed it over… Listen to the full segment here: http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/episodes/578-Hot-Grease

Press: Brokelyn announces NBSB winner

Posted in next big small brand, Rooster in the News, Uncategorized by kikisaxon on January 14, 2010

Following up on their initial post, Brokelyn announces KBBK as the winner of the Next Big Small Brand for Culinary Genius.  Thanks guys.

Brokelyn announces NBSB winner

The Next Big Small Brand: And the Winner Is…

Posted in Uncategorized by Rooster on January 13, 2010
Culinary Genius - Kombucha Brooklyn

Culinary Genius - Kombucha Brooklyn

The Rooster Design Group is thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Next Big Small Brand Contest.

Drum roll please…

The Culinary Genius is Kombucha Brooklyn
Tea brewed by Brooklyn’s own Kombucha Man (more…)

The Next Big Small Brand Contest: The Chosen Ones

Posted in Uncategorized by Rooster on December 21, 2009

The Rooster Design Group Presents the Next Big Small Brand

After much deliberation, our finalists have been selected! Here they are:

Better Butter
Compound butters for the discerning palate

Brklyn Batch
Beef Jerky hand cut and smoked locally

Catskill Confectioners
Candy expert turned candy maker

Kombucha Bklyn
Tea brewed by Brooklyn’s own Kombucha Man

Plowshares
Certified fair trade coffee

A round of applause for all of finalists! They will now go on to present their product or concept in person to a panel of judges in a showcase on January 12th.

Stay tuned for more updates. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy holidays!

The Next Big Small Brand Contest: The Semi-Finalists Are In!

Posted in Uncategorized by Rooster on December 8, 2009

The Rooster Design Group Presents the Next Big Small Brand Contest

Well, we deliberated all morning and finally came up with our semi-finalists. It was a tough one! There were so many great submissions. Thanks again to all! Meet-and-greets are this week and finalists will be announced next Friday. Stay tuned!

The Next Big Small Brand Contest: It’s On!

Posted in Uncategorized by Rooster on December 1, 2009

The Rooster Design Group Presents the Next Big Small Brand

The submission deadline for our Next Big Small Brand Contest may have already ended, but the real fun is about to begin. We are so excited to review all 140 entries – yes, 140! We also received some amazing press – thanks to The Daily Heller and Tasting Table, plus all of the other great blogs that showed us their support!

It’s great to see that our contest really inspired so many of you out there. We were all really impressed by the range and quality of the submissions. It’s going to be a tough one. Out of all 140 entries, we will choose 10 semi-finalists to come in for a brief “meet-and-greet.” This may include a tasting or a short pitch.

Out of our 10 semi-finalists, we’ll then go on to choose 5 finalists. Our 5 finalists will be contacted on/by January 5th. Finalists will then present their product or concept in person to a panel of judges in a showcase on January 12th!

Stay tuned for more updates. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Everyone’s going to want to know how it all ends. It’ll be a good ending – we promise!