Los Angeles, CA
Food industry consultant working with startups and turnarounds. Full product commercialization assistance, general food tech operations, scale-up, supply chain, cold chain, production processes, food safety, FDA and USDA labeling. Should you setup your own manufacturing or use a co-packer? I can help you answer key questions. Expertise in manufacturing under FDA/USDA/Organic guidelines multi-building complexes as large as 300K sqft. Product expertise covers Read-to-Eat, Ready-to-Cook, beverage items from juice to tea, home replacement meals, salsa, salad, fresh cut fruit, poultry, beef, pork, pasta, grains, dressing, dip, soup, and sauce. Formerly the Director of Operations and Supply Chain for the startup of FreshDish.com, offering home delivered pre-prepped meal kits. Manufacturing Operations/R&D/Continuous Improvement (certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt) for the startup of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets, a regional small format grocery chain, vertically integrated with wholly owned manufacturing. Operations Manager for The Stuffed Bagel, a retail and wholesale bakery located in southern California.
Keywords: Ready to Eat Meals, Ready to Cook, Food Manufacturing, Food Manufacturers, USDA, FDA, Organic, Vertical Integration, Food Safety, Food Regulations, HACCP, GMPs, Fresh Cut Fruit, Beverages, Juice, Tea, Coffee, Cold Chain, Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Startups, Commercialization, Turnaround Change Agent.