CuliNEX is a dedicated group of food industry trailblazers with over 250 years of experience. Our diverse staff of leading culinary and food science professionals are some of the freshest thinkers who not only spot trends, but help you create them. This is where the next-big-thing happens and where your success begins.
OUR EXPERTISE DEFINES US. OUR PASSION SETS US APART.
We Side With the Disruptors
Trends in the food industry come fast and furiously. That’s why we maintain our position at the leading edge of food technology, ingredient functionality and processing advances. Paleo diets and gluten free are as much in our wheelhouse as traditional cuisines. From adaptogens to meat analogs, whatever trend the food world throws at us, let’s get there first, together.
What Does ‘Clean Label’ Mean to Us?
We have spent decades mastering clean label formulating, from restaurant kitchens to benchtop development to production and operations. We can help you create flavor-forward culinary offerings with ingredients that consumers can pronounce and are proud to serve.
Smart, solutions-based food science
Ingredient statements that are simple and easy to understand
Meaningful and factual marketing claims
Natural and responsibly sourced ingredients
Balanced ingredient choices with performance and flavor
Sustainable ingredients and upcycled sources
Understanding and measuring harvest practices, agriculture regeneration, origin, footprint, and corporate responsibility
Plant-Based Expertise For Today’s Demands
An exceptional eating experience—taste, aroma, texture—is our unwavering priority. Our plant-based innovations complement extraordinary flavor with function while delivering simple ingredient statements. We understand the unique formulation challenges, specialized ingredients and production required for optimum results and are experts at solving issues unique to plant-based development:
Flavor and Taste Optimization:
- Juiciness and succulence
- Char, smoke, grill, roasted flavors
- Savory meat or rich dairy taste
- Masking beaniness, protein off-notes
- Bite, snap, and chew
- Fatty mouthfeel
- Moisture retention
- Shelf-life improvement and extension
- Innovative solutions through optimum ingredient selection
- Clean, simple ingredient statements
- Successful translation to commercialization
- Process optimization
Our Application Expertise
REFRIGERATED & FROZEN
Entrees & side dishes
Salsas, dips, spreads & hummus
Sweet & savory
Baked, extruded, dried, fried & microwaved
Pancakes & waffles
Pies & cakes
Sharing Our Mutual Successes
Want to see the kind of success we can help produce for you? Take a look at a sample of our case studies and imagine your brand as one of our success stories one day!