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.

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Phone: 661-367-4159

Group Co-Founder

CGR Management Consultants LLC

Peter Crosby, Principal

Distribution, Supply Chain, Logistics, Information Systems

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

Phone: 310-463-3582

Program Chair

Barry Weinstein & Associates

Barry Weinstein, President

Project Management Services, R&D, Quality Control

P.O. Box 3822
Fullerton, CA 92834

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



JANAS Associates

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.

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

Phone: 818-881-6101

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.

21845 D’Baglio Way
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

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

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.

29117 Shorecliff Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

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

Norris Bernstein

Norris Bernstein, Certified Management Consultant

Retail Grocery Products - Marketing National & International

1880 McKinney Way #20E
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: 562-493-5458
Cell: 562-618-7702
Fax: 562-684-4561

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.

17961 Cowan St. Ste B
Irvine, CA 92614

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

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.

100 Oceangate, Suite 1200
Long Beach, CA 90802

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

JCB Consulting Services, Inc.

Barbara L. Callanan, President

Your source for gluten-free solutions. Experts in menu modification, recipe development, product sourcing, education and training.

230 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 718-490-7001


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.

PO Box 300823
Escondido, CA 92030

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

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 &

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

Phone: 818-986-6600

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.

141 Humphrey Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-759-3407

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

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Phone: 714-904-2510

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.

335 Victoria St.
San Francisco, CA 94132

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

Wavo Inc.

Vineet Jindal, Ph.D., President

Food scientist for product creation or modification. Specialize in beverages (powder, RTD, vegan proteins/dairy/soy/almond milk), liquid supplements, natural colors, low calories sweeteners, and vegan burgers.

18 The Crossway
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

Phone: 203-305-2455

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.

13 Wellesley
Irvine, CA 92612

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

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.

88 Ball Road / PO Box 158
Kingston, NH 03848

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

Food with Thought

Klaus Mager, Proprietor / Owner

Innovative, contemporary concepts for hotels, resorts, shopping malls and, theme parks. Development of efficient QSR operations. International expansion.

78595 Hidden Palms Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

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

McDill Associates

Melissa McDill, President & Creative Director

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

4800 Leapfrog Lane
Soquel, CA 95073

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

Milano Consulting

Joe Milano Consulting, President

Restaurant and banquet catalyst for start-ups and established companies. Emphasis on profits thru cost reduction. Services include concept development, design and build, menu and operations.

100 E Gay St #806
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-554-3896

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.

806 Manhattan Beach Blvd. #204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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

JPM Consulting, LLC

Jack Mulvaney

Domestic & international food/beverage plant manufacturing & operations expert. Track record in improving P&L by implementing cost reduction techniques while maximizing efficiency. Diversified experience in 30+ food manufacturing processes including extrusion, cooking, baking, pasteurizing, etc. Experience with all food regulatory agencies & certifications. (FDA, USDA, Organic, HACCP)

2 Barberry Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973-452-8097
Fax: 973-998-4562

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.

468 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: 310-860-7711
Cell: 310-844-4656
Fax: 310-626-8514

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.

17461 Irvine Blvd., Suite M
Tustin, CA 92780

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

Lee & Associates, Inc.

Leo Pearlstein, President

Food Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Consulting, Home Economic Services (Western Research Kitchens Division)

145 S. Fairfax Ave. Suite #301
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: 323-938-3300
Fax: 323-938-3305

Lunchline, inc.

Karen Peterson, President

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

22331 Caminito Arroyo Seco
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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

Business Solutions Now!

Bob Puccio, President

Foodservice, Specialty Retailing & Franchising.
We solve problems and maximize your business growth potential in marketing, operations, franchise development, strategic planning, concept/product development, and general management. Extensive experience with business start ups and turnarounds.

916 Sandpiper Circle
Westlake Village, CA 91361

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

Lakeside Brands, Inc.

Mark Ragland, President

Marketing, Strategic Consulting, Business Development

66 Fairlake
Irvine, CA 92614

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

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.

2828 Windsor Drive
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-864-9462

Forrestal Consultants LLC

Al Sagarese, Managing Associate

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

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

Phone: 609-951-2285

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

24441 Via San Clemente
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Phone: 949-510-0675

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.

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-932-9694

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.

1921 Monterey Road
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Phone: 626-689-9523

Laschober + Sovich

Joy Shefter, MBA - VP Global Ideation

Creative concept/product R & D, Menu re-engineering, Operations/business analysis and solutions, Marketing, Packaging, Procurement, Strategic ROI, Growth planning/implementation, Facility design: Food, Restaurant, Hospitality, Entertainment industries.

20301 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #338
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Phone: 310-275-2371

Restaurant Reveal Consulting

Chuck Spencer, Restaurant Guru

Specializing In: Concept Development, Refinement & Implementation. Effective Marketing Strategies & Promotions. Cultivating, Coaching & Developing Key Personnel. Operational Analysis, Strategic Planning and Social Media Marketing

2889 Los Fresnos Circle
Santa Rosa Valley, CA 93012

Phone: 805-807-1960

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.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Phone: 416-697-1146

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

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

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

The FoodCrafters, 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

24 Salt Pond Rd., Suite G11
Wakefield, RI 02879

Phone: 401-783-1044

PMA Concepts

Victor Wegelin, President

Full Service Industrial Automation and Process Control Specialists

2110 Artesia Blvd, Ste 394
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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

A Freiman Consulting

Abbye Williams, President

Consultant to Cafes, Bakeries & Gourmet Products

4733 Torrance Blvd. # 984
Torrance, CA 90503

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

Food Consultants Co-Founder

Mike Gilles


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