Testimonials

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Specialty Rice Inc. logo
Culinex brought an unmatched level of confidence to the entire project and produced a superior result; on time, in full and on budget.

For our company, new product development was uncharted territory. We had strong concepts but we had no idea how to formulate the products, source the various ingredient or effectively manufacture in a commercial setting. Culinex’s diverse team brought all the development and technical expertise needed to overcome each of those hurdles. They were able to connect cross functionally with my entire team, building tremendous trust with all the stakeholders in my business unit. Culinex brought an unmatched level of confidence to the entire project and produced a superior result; on time, in full and on budget.

- Cory Kirlan - Specialty Rice Inc.

Tadah Foods logo
The CuliNex team not only came up with creative and authentic flavor formulation changes to our product, but the changes they developed improved production efficiency and addressed our quality issues.

My biggest fear in working with CuliNex was engaging in a lengthy, costly process and not getting what we wanted. In the end those fears were unfounded. The CuliNex team not only came up with creative and authentic flavor formulation changes to our product, but the changes they developed improved production efficiency and addressed our quality issues.

Not only were Mark and Anne-Marie extremely knowledgeable and professional, they enjoy what they do and it shows. They shared our passion for making a no compromise product. To oversimplify it: they just get it. All aspects of product development. From bench top formulation, to plant scale production, to packaging, to shelf life; these guys just get it.

- John Sorial, Founder - Tadah Foods

Tree Top, Inc. logo
The Culinex team has demonstrated a strong working knowledge of finished product formulation development, and a commitment to quality services every time.

I have had the pleasure of working with Mark and Emily for well over 5 years.  Culinex has become Tree Top’s go-to developers for many different finished product concepts. The Culinex team has demonstrated a strong working knowledge of finished product formulation development, and a commitment to quality services every time. I not only recommend them, but look forward to a continued business relationship with them in the future.

- Jeannie Curry-Swedberg, Director Business Development - Tree Top, Inc.

Tyson Natural, Nature Raised Farms logo
Culinex and Centric Brand Anthropology worked synergistically to provide our Team with a Holistic approach to our project, combining consumer insights and Culinology on project work performed for our business.

Culinex and Centric Brand Anthropology worked synergistically to provide our Team with a Holistic approach to our project, combining consumer insights and Culinology on project work performed for our business. Their team of professionals worked very effectively with our team to meet deadlines, manage within budget and deliver on project objectives and expectations.

- Joe DePippo, Senior VP Business Development - Tyson Natural, Nature Raised Farms

Lucini Italia, Inc. logo
The value Culinex brings to businesses working in the quality/natural/organic space is undeniably important.

Mark is truly a one of a kind resource. I have had the privilege of working with him at two unique and well-positioned food companies. He is a world class Culinologist. If you want the definition, watch Mark work. From product ideation to disciplined execution through to meticulous QA procedural processes. The value he brings to businesses working in the quality/natural/organic space is undeniably important. Why have an in-house QA/R&D team when you can hire the best who WON’T work for you full time? I plan on using Mark's services long into the future. (And he cooks a heck of a meal to boot!)"

- David Neuman, President and Partner - Lucini Italia, Inc.

Pilot Plant at Nestle Nutrition R&D Centers logo
Mark Crowell's culinary experience and attention to detail helped fine tune production recipes and unit operations needed to meet customer requirements in large scale production.

Mark Crowell's culinary experience and attention to detail helped fine tune production recipes and unit operations needed to meet customer requirements in large scale production. He worked with ease to educate the staff at all levels and helped them understand the reason for using specific ingredients or processing steps to manufacture food with the highest sensory qualities. Mark also demonstrated the ability to manage projects from concept phase through commercialization with a focus on timelines, cost and quality. I highly recommend Mark as a R&D resource where speed to market, cost and quality deliverables are project requirements.

- Glenn Long, Director of Operations - Pilot Plant at Nestle Nutrition R&D Centers

The Hartman Group, Inc. logo
Mark’s knowledge and opinions were invaluable in helping us develop innovative new ideas. He was also very flexible as project needs shifted, which made our lives much easier.

Working with Mark was both educational and enjoyable. The expertise he brought in all areas of product development really helped us and our clients understand and set our priorities as we developed new product concepts. Mark’s knowledge and opinions were invaluable in helping us develop innovative new ideas. He was also very flexible as project needs shifted, which made our lives much easier.

- Sarah A. Marion, Ph.D., Senior Ethnographic Analyst - The Hartman Group, Inc.

Cliff Cannon Foods logo
Culinex's attention to detail and getting the flavors and consistency of our product just right made all the difference. Without Culinex, we would not have been able to make our dream a reality.

We were so lucky to have to opportunity to work with Culinex in commercializing our family recipe for our initial product, Henderson Dip Original, and developing several other flavors. Culinex was there for us all the way through the process, from the initial conversations to finding a co-packer and starting production.  Their attention to detail and getting the flavors and consistency of our product just right made all the difference. Without Culinex, we would not have been able to make our dream a reality.

- Christopher Greene, Founder - Cliff Cannon Foods

Excel Trade logo
CuliNex was able to take my vision and turn it into reality. Hiring CuliNex was no small investment, but they were a real asset on the project that made it worth every penny.

Before working with CuliNex, I wondered who in the world could help take my great idea and turn it into a commercially viable finished product. Fortunately, CuliNex was able to take my vision and turn it into reality. The team was diligent in working through challenges with a “can do” attitude and professionalism in managing challenges. My favorite part of the project was the first production run, a true testament to the CuliNex team’s skills. Hiring CuliNex was no small investment, but they were a real asset on the project that made it worth every penny.

- Sally Cox, CEO - Excel Trade

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