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Ian has spent the last 12 years operating in every aspect of the food business industry. From leading product development teams for international CPG companies, to working closely with fledgling food business startups, he has garnered experience in each stage of business growth. Ian holds a sincere passion for innovating, improving, and expanding the world of consumer packaged goods and foodservice operations. If you are building, growing, or innovating your food business, Ian and his network of food scientists and culinary professionals can help you reach your goals. 

ADAM RUBELMANN - Senior Food Scientist, Project Director

Adam is an accomplished food scientist and product developer striving to create foods that meet the technical challenges of today's food system. By focusing on the combination of great taste, nourishment, and sustainability, Adam creates responsible products that consumers are comfortable purchasing and are excited to eat. With a background in baked good, salty snack, and beverage product development for some of the world's largest CPG companies, and as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, Adam has the experience and knowledge it takes to elevate your food business.


CHRISTINA FERRARA - Senior Food Scientist

Christina is a passionate food scientist with a background in chemical engineering, product development, and quality control. She utilizes these skills to solve technical challenges faced in the product development process.  With a diverse background ranging from regulatory and nutrition program development to candy creation, she is well versed in not only how to create a great tasting products, but how to navigate the complicated world of regulatory controls.  Eager to make great tasting products that are also good for you, she is ready to create a product that you and your consumers will love.

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REBECCA McCARTIN - Senior Culinary Innovations Specialist

Becky has spent the last 8 years in the food industry conducting a wide range of product development & discovery projects. Educated in Culinary Arts, Food Science, and Nutrition, Becky has sharpened her skills developing and managing a variety of commercial food products & culinary-based programs. Her expertise spans across product ideation & discovery, culinary & flavor optimization, retail platform build-out, design-for-manufacture, and sales & marketing insights. Most recently, she was the Product Development Manager at the Food Innovation Nexus, a product development & creation firm innovating at the intersection of healthy food, medicine, and design. She is a strong collaborator and takes a creative, practical, and purposeful approach to product development. Becky will provide a custom-fit solution to all of your development challenges.

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SUZANNAH GERBER - Culinary Innovations Specialist

Chef Suzi is an executive chef, product developer, author, and food and diet medical research specialist with a passion for plant-based cuisine. As a food and beverage innovations expert Suzi has become a thought leader in ingredient, nutritional, and allergen (free-from) category trends with solutions to meet modern development needs. She is an invaluable resource for foodservice companies, distribution, restaurant, and CPG food manufacturing companies looking to expand their plant-based offerings. Chef Suzi has worked with Whole Foods, Sysco, BGood, Pressed, Prestige Hospitality, Roots, Scotland Food and Beverage, the ACLU, and Divine Diets to name a few.


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