?????????????????????Technical and Creative Product Development Assistance From Start To Finish For Both Established and Start-Up Companies

  • Ideation : Most clients come to us with their own ideas but if you are stuck on choosing the right form and flavor, we can help with that ! Being in the bay area we have access to all kinds of exciting culinary products not seen elsewhere! We offer the following:
    • Culinary Tours, Brainstorming Sessions, Concept Development, Focus Groups  
  • Co-Packer Research: Finding a co-packer is a long tedious process. You not only need to ensure that the co packer will take you on, but what are their costs, what is their minimum production run, do you get to own the formula? The questions are endless…. We can help you with this process!   
    • Assistance With Finding a Co-Packer/Co-Manufacturer for your product
    • Guidance on how to conduct your own co-packer search-What questions should you ask?
    • Tips on ensuring co-packers will actually call you back! 
  • Research and Development: This is the fun part! We take your kitchen formula and turn it into a concept that is commercial-izable (in other words, the co packer will be able to take it to the next level in their manufacturing plant). This process includes:
    • Prototype development, Quality and Safety shelf life, Specification Writing, Cost Reductions, Ingredient Sourcing, and Pilot Trials with the Co-packer
  • Nutritional Analysis: Lets ensure that your product hits the nutritional metrics you have in mind. Low sugar, high protein, lots of vitamins– whatever you want we can calculate out the results using a combination of supplier provided ingredient documentation and USDA database information.
    • Using Genesis Software, the most widely used software in the industry analysis options include nutritional facts panel, food product creation, ingredient and allergen statement
  • Other Services 
    • Freeze Drying Projects: Assist with the creation and development of freeze dried food products
    • Food Analysis and Microbiology Testing: Setting up protocols that determine the quality and safety parameters of your food product. All microbiology testing performed by a third party laboratory.
    • Quality Control Assessment: Evaluation of the products quality parameters and determination of appropriate specification ranges during production. On site production supervision to ensure specification compliance during the early stage production runs.