Consultant Directory

Experience And Expertise

Members of the Food Consultants Group provide consulting services to food related business in all 50 states, as well as in many countries around the world. We can offer you a virtual office capability tailored to your immediate needs, and do it quickly and cost efficiently. Together, we have a combined experience level that is unrivaled in the industry.


Stallman Marketing

Steve Stallman, President

Sales, Marketing, & Product Development from Concept to National Distribution. Retail, Foodservice, Restaurants. Strategic Planning, Branding, SEO & Internet Marketing.


Phone: 661-367-4159

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Group Co-Founder

CGR Management Consultants LLC

Peter Crosby, Principal

Distribution, Supply Chain, Logistics, Information Systems


Phone: 310-463-3582

1901 Avenue of the Stars, Ste. 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Program Chair

Barry Weinstein & Associates

Barry Weinstein, President

Project Management Services, R&D, Quality Control


Phone: 714-526-8165
Fax: 561-658-0844

P.O. Box 3822
Fullerton, CA 92834



Food Centricity, LLC

Michel Algazi, Founder

Business accelerator that connects and streamlines necessary resources to plan, build and grow early and growth-stage food businesses. Small batch wholesale manufacturing space available.


Phone: 818-925-4294

4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Ste 202
Valley Village, CA 91607

JANAS Consulting

Rick Andrade, Managing Director

Helping Food & Beverage business owners sell the business to the highest bidder, raise new Capital for acquisitions or expansion and restructure Debt & Equity.


Phone: 818-881-6101

201 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 302
Pasadena, CA 91101

Shurbake One, Inc.

Steven M. Baker, President & Managing Director

Strategic Selling, Sales Development, Planning and Implementation, Trade/Distribution Channel Marketing, General Marketing, and General Management for Grocery, Natural Foods, Specialty Retail, Convenience Stores, Food Service products.


Phone: 714-777-9414
Fax: 714-777-9466

21845 D'Baglio Way
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

The FMH Company

Barbara Barnard, President/Owner

We specialize in growing companies in individual ways using innovative methods. Our clients (often ethnic) successfully interact with us and the new markets.


Phone: 951-245-7919
Cell: 951-317-5275
Fax: 951-245-3494

29117 Shorecliff Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Channel Marketing Resources, Inc.

Norm Broadhurst, President

Food and beverage marketing & product development firm. Delivers go-to-market plans, branding and turnaround solutions by ex-CPG CEO/SVP. Integrated design firm - packaging, logo and sales materials.


Phone: 949-757-2813 ext 105
Cell: 949-500-0961

17961 Cowan St. Ste B
Irvine, CA 92614

Food Lab, Inc.

Daniel Brooker, M.S. - Consultant

Nutritional Analysis and FDA food label compliance consulting at Food Lab, Inc.. Services include: nutritional analysis, formatted nutrition facts, ingredient statements, allergen statements, FDA food label compliance reviews, restaurant menu nutrition labeling.


Phone: 855-FOOD-LAB
Fax: 562-343-9696

100 Oceangate, Suite 1200
Long Beach, CA 90802

Performance Enterprise, LLC

Scott Collins Buchele, President and Chief Consultant

Food manufacturing cost reduction consulting. Experts in strategic planning, plant start-ups, line extensions, problem solving, operational assessments, capacity utilization, training and VC assessments.


Phone: 909-747-8616

17274 SW Kinglet Drive
Sherwood, OR 97140


Adam Cobb, Owner or Principal

Foodservice Purchasing Consulting-It's our primary goal to reduce food cost through our custom purchase programs, auditing and internal procedures.


Phone: 800-679-5986
Cell: 760-712-2083

PO Box 300823
Escondido, CA 92030


Gustavo G Cruz, President

We specialize in Design, Consulting and Procurement for the Foodservice Industry and Laundry for Hotels, Restaurants, Education, Health, Entertainment, Retail, Casinos and Central Kitchens.


Phone: 511-208-3600
Cell: 511-989588433

Avenida La Paz 1232
Miraflores, Lima, Lima18 Peru

Hope DeLong and Associates

Hope DeLong, President

Product, Ideation, Concept development. Package design, Quality Assurance, Nutritional Analysis. National Retail Sales, Marketing. Strategic Planning. Supply Chain, Purchasing, Logistics, Cost Reduction, Food Processing Manufacturing.


Phone: 561-336-4040
Cell: 561-309-7098

West Palm Beach, FL

DePersico Creative

Paul DePersico, President & CEO

DePersico Creative is a food branding and package design agency that fuses creative strategies with compelling designs that inspire people to love your brand.


Phone: 610-789-4400
Fax: 610-789-7133

1 Raymond Drive
Havertown, PA 19083

Facts n' Figures, Inc.

Steve Escoe, Executive Vice President

Marketing Research, Consumer Testing, Taste Test Research, Central Location Testing, Branding Research, Concept Testing Research, New Product Development Research, Home Use Testing, Menu Management Research, Sensory Testing, Emotional Profiling Research &


Phone: 818-986-6600

15301 Ventura Blvd. Garden Office Building B. Suite 500
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Flock Food Solutions, LLC

Joseph A. Flock, Owner / Consultant

A recognized food science expert in commercial food product launches, technology implementation, factory optimizations and start-ups, cost reductions, strategic platforms, open innovation, leadership and marketing.


Phone: 724-759-3407

141 Humphrey Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Leverage Buying Group

Jack Frost, Director of Operations

Cost reduction services for foodservice including restaurants, hotels, caterers, institutions. Chain prices for independent restaurants and small chains. Discounts on food, beverages, linen, cleaning, etc.


Phone: 916-469-9227
Fax: 916-469-9263

1717 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95811

Maykir Marketing

Michelle Gonsalves-Kirch, Managing Partner

Marketing strategy, brand development and positioning, strategic planning, new products (from ideation to launch), and market research management.

Web: /members/maykir-marketing/

Phone: 831-718-8908
Cell: 831-235-3680
Fax: 831-718-8909

300 Foam Street Building A, Suite C
Monterey, CA 93940

food microconsulting

Olivier Goudineau, Founder & CEO

Simple, fast, and affordable advice to food industry entrepreneurs lacking access to traditional consulting. Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia.


Cell: +48 517 09 13 13

Ul. Paryska 17 / 17
Warsaw, 03-945 Poland

EPIC 413

Michael Guerini, Ph.D., Consultant

Consultant in food processing and biotechnology, specializing in Food Safety, Sanitation, HACCP, Manufacturing Operations Quality Assurance/Control.


Phone: 408-427-6179

2045 Pacheco Pass
Gilroy, CA 95020

International Expertise Inc.

Mike Hackbarth, President

We add value and generate incremental customers, sales and profits to business partners by providing domestic and export private brand/co-pack food industry business development expertise.


Phone: 716-627-4369

6013 Hewson Road
Lake View, NY 14085

Marketing Naturals, Inc.

John Hazlin, Managing Partner

Science-based solutions for functional foods and dietary supplements including strategic planning, product development, distribution building & internet marketing; serving Direct Marketers, MLM, Mass & Natural Food Marketers


Phone: 714-904-2510

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

NorCal Naturally Special Food Broker

Teresa Holman, Proprietor

Managing/Brokering natural/organic food manufactures. Launching, marketing, selling to natural, specialty, grocery. Regionally expertise in Marketing Surveying & Planning.


Phone: 415-671-9078
Fax: 415-337-2929

335 Victoria St.
San Francisco, CA 94132

40 Carrots Innovate

Debra Holstein, Principal

Food Strategy and Innovation. Food Trends, New Product Development and Branding


Phone: 914-645-5073

9249 Burton Way, #203
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Marketing Leadership Group

De Verges B. Jones, President

Marketing strategy, branding, product launch optimization & communication effectiveness as well as market analysis and strategic planning with emphasis on long term sustainable share and profit growth for existing companies and start-ups.


Phone: 949-861-1916
Fax: 949-266-9163

13 Wellesley
Irvine, CA 92612

Recipes By Design, LLC

Romanna Jones-Clark "Ro", Food Scientist

We design Bakery and Savory Products from concept to commercialization, combining equal parts food science and culinary arts for all food industry segments.


Phone: 951-565-1108

Riverside, CA 92503

Northwest Consultants, LLC

Rick LeSage, President

Northwest Consultants specializes in restaurant start ups, turnaround situations, and operational improvements with focus on efficiency enhancements in food, service and facility operations.


Phone: 800-851-3188
Cell: 949-633-5512

390 SW Columbia St.
Bend, OR 97702

Clarion Group

Tom Mac Dermott, FCSI, president

Consultants in dining and hospitality services to companies, colleges, universities, schools and institutions for operations improvement, cost reduction, operator selection, facilities design and strategic planning.


Phone: 603-642-8011
Fax: 603-642-7744

88 Ball Road / PO Box 158
Kingston, NH 03848

Whole-Brain-Consulting, Inc

William Madden, Co-Founder

Consulting firm specializing in outsourced solutions for all your operational needs. Contract manufacturing management, contract negotiations, supply chain management, QA/QC compliance, product development, food manufacturing.


Phone: 312-208-5986

3609 W. Wrightwood Ave. FL 2
Chicago, IL 60647

Food with Thought

Klaus Mager, Proprietor / Owner

Innovative, contemporary, cutting edge concepts from QSR to full service restaurants. Food systems design for theme parks, resorts, entertainment venues. International expansion. Certified business incubation.


Phone: 760-636-4719
Cell: 760-449-4170
Fax: 760-636-4719

78920 Links Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211

McDill Associates

Melissa McDill, President & Creative Director

Brand strategy, positioning and messaging. Packaging design and photography. Marketing, promotion, trade shows, and interactive media.


Phone: 831-462-2481
Fax: 831-462-1050

4800 Leapfrog Lane
Soquel, CA 95073

The Miller Group Marketing

Renee Miller, President/Creative Director

Market research, strategic positioning, branding, creative (print, packaging, POS, sales support, broadcast, digital), social, SEM, PR, media planning and promotions with heavy emphasis on ROI.


Phone: 310-442-0101

1516 S. Bundy Drive, Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Graphic Element

Laura Missioreck, President

Innovative package design specializing in the food industry. We also design and print marketing and promotional materials and create web sites for your products.


Phone: 310-798-2711
Fax: 310-798-2811

321 12th Street Suite 111
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Econstruct, Inc.

Frank Neimroozi, President/CEO

A leader in restaurant construction services including: design, specifications, architecture, interior design, plans, permits, expediting, site selection, surveying, lease negotiations and more.


Phone: 310-740-9999
Cell: 310-844-4656

8447 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 401
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Ludwig Marketing & Sales

Lou Nicolaides, President

We help specialty food brands increase sales & brand exposure on Amazon. New product launches & existing Amazon store optimizations.


Phone: 626-399-0331
Cell: 323-493-1182

1140 Fremont Ave., Ste. C
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Expense Reduction Analysts

Scott Noar, Director

Helping Restaurants and other Food Service clients gain control over food costs though negotiating low markups with suppliers, monthly monitoring of prices and periodic audits.


Phone: 856-295-1315
Cell: 856-630-7912
Fax: 801-286-2425

104 Cowlick Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Backoffice Logistics, Inc.

Ken Noland, President/Owner

We provide full-service operations, distribution and administration system to take "orders to cash" in the grocery and consumer products industries.


Phone: 888-250-4690 (toll free)
Cell: 714-505-1971 (direct)
Fax: 714-505-9691

17461 Irvine Blvd., Suite M
Tustin, CA 92780

Appetize Foods

Michael Owens, Flavor & Color Consultant

Specializing in customized flavor and color formulations. Backed by experienced and innovative food scientists, and delivering prompt service.


Phone: (949) 351-2721
Cell: (949) 351-2721
Fax: (714) 524-0982

2951 E. Enterprise St.
Brea, CA 92821

Food Buddies

SHUMITHA P., Founder & CEO

We serve food entrepreneurs from concept ideation to complete industrial implementation; create strategies for brand identity to reach consumers with the right product communication.


Phone: +917299005400

4/54, First North Cross Street, Sri Kabaleeshwarar Nagar
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 600041

Lunchline, inc.

Karen Peterson, President

Marketing expertise, compliance procedures, reporting, and sales training for the school foodservice market


Phone: 949-454-6115
Fax: 949-454-6117

22331 Caminito Arroyo Seco
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Business Solutions Now!

Bob Puccio, President/CEO

We work with new and established restaurants, foodservice operators, and specialty food retailers. Primary focus is on problem solving, and realization of growth potential in operations, marketing, franchise development, strategic planning, concept/product development, and general management. Extensive experience with business start ups and turnarounds.


Phone: 805-494-6901
Fax: 805-496-1206

916 Sandpiper Circle
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Merchandise Food

Jonathan Raduns, Merchandising Consultant

Merchandise Food provides retail / merchandising advisory for profitability and dynamic displays in grab and go, specialty markets, fresh produce, restaurants, cafes, resorts, and food courts.


Phone: (856) 344-5680
Cell: (585) 750-0182

124 Hollyoke Road
Somerdale, NJ 08083

Lakeside Brands, Inc.

Mark Ragland, President

Marketing, Strategic Consulting, Business Development


Phone: 949-733-2645
Fax: 949-733-2364

66 Fairlake
Irvine, CA 92614

Ruck-Shockey Associates, Inc.

Carolyn Ruck

Foodservice and Hospitality Consultants providing management, planning & system design for new or existing operations. Specializations: request for proposal dev., strategic planning & feasibility studies, service integration, operational efficiency (food/supply cost, labor & production), implementation services and tools. Offices in CA, TX & FL.


Phone: 530-536-3255
Fax: 530-536-3256

12813 Caleb Drive
Truckee, CA 96161

Forrestal Consultants LLC

Al Sagarese, Managing Associate

Providing strategic knowledge Internationally. Areas include nutraceuticals, food ingredients, acquisitions, competitive intelligence, and market research. Offices worldwide.


Phone: 609-951-2285

Princeton Forrestal Village, 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 200
Princeton, NJ 08540

Creative Culinary Consultants

Robert Schafer C.E.C., President

Food & Beverage consulting company, specializing in Concept Development, Menu Development, New Products, Menu Engineering, Restaurant Start Ups, Recipe Development, Restaurant Turnarounds, Restaurant Operational Systems, Cost Analysis, CIA Trained


Phone: 949-510-0675

24441 Via San Clemente
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Hankin Patent Law, APC

Kevin Schraven, Managing Attorney, Orange County Office

We are a full service Intellectual Property law firm, including: Litigation; Filing Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights; Drafting Licensing Agreements; and Performing Due Diligence.


Phone: 949-251-0898
Cell: 310-592-9245
Fax: 310-979-3603

12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1265
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Culinary Connections®

Marcia Schurer, President

International Consulting & Training Services for Foodservice, Manufacturers, Retailers. Specializing in healthy, natural, organic, specialty prepared food products, meal solutions, take-out programs, and business operations. Business Plans, Strategies, Product & Menu Development, Nutrition, Market Research, Marketing, Sales, M & A.


Phone: 312-932-9694

Chicago, IL 60610

Seet & Associates

Swee Seet, Ph.D., Director

Food scientist who specializes in new product development from concept stage through prototype development and commercialization. Other services include R&D, Technical Service, Product Improvement/Optimization and Nutrition labeling. Expertise in most foods and nutritional & dietary supplements.


Phone: 626-689-9523

1921 Monterey Road
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Miljoy Ent Inc.

Joy Shefter, MBA - VP Global Ideation & F & B

Concept/product R & D, Menu re-engineering, Operations: analysis and solutions; Marketing, Packaging, Procurement, Strategic planning/implementation, International & startups, Facility design: Food, Restaurant, Hospitality, Entertainment.


Phone: 310-275-2371

PO Box 897
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

The Edible Idea

Craig Wakefield, Principal

Product development solutions and a complete range of support for F & B manufacturers. Every phase from technical services to strategy, data analysis, branding, design and sales.


Phone: 416-697-1146

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

New Perspectives Consulting, Inc.

David Walker, Managing Director

Financial and Business Growth Strategies, Company Financing, Strategic Planning, Opportunity Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Plans, Strategic Partnerships/Alliances, Interim Executive Management


Phone: 805-494-0192
Fax: 805-494-0683

3835R East Thousand Oaks Blvd. #292
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Foodcrafters Consulting - A division of Beneficial Blends, LLC

John Weaver, Partner

Consulting and Outsourcing Services in the Natural and Organic Foods Industry, Product Ideation and Development, Contract Manufacturing Set up and Management


Phone: 813-887-3030

5505 Johns Rd., Suite 704
Tampa, FL 33634

PMA Concepts

Victor Wegelin, President

Full Service Industrial Automation and Process Control Specialists


Phone: 714-931-8832
Fax: 310-371-6883

2110 Artesia Blvd, Ste 394
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

A Freiman Consulting

Abbye Williams, President

Consultant to Cafes, Bakeries & Gourmet Products


Phone: 310-370-5448
Fax: 310-793-7954

4733 Torrance Blvd. # 984
Torrance, CA 90503


David Woods, National Sales Manager

Sustainable rigid/flexible films packaging materials and equipment. Solutions provider for beverage, fresh, frozen and MAP applications. Worldwide green packaging leader in reducing carbon footprint.


Phone: (860) 983-0935

Simsbury, CT 06070

Silver Creative Group

Paul Zullo, Managing Director

At Silver Creative, we serve up fresh ideas so your brand wins the hearts, minds and taste buds of consumers with strategy, branding and technology.


Phone: 203-957-8244
Fax: 203-855-7706

50 Water Street, 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06854

Food Consultants Co-Founder

Mike Gilles


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