OUR EXPERTISE DEFINES US. OUR PASSION SETS US APART.

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.


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.

  • Culinary craftsmanship

  • 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

Enhanced Texture:

  • Bite, snap, and chew
  • Pliability
  • Meltability
  • Stretchability
  • Fatty mouthfeel
  • Moisture retention

Improved Shelf-life:

  • Shelf-life improvement and extension

Food Safety:

  • Innovative solutions through optimum ingredient selection
  • Clean, simple ingredient statements
  • Successful translation to commercialization
  • Process optimization


When Innovation Strikes

The big idea takes thoughtful insight and anticipating demand. We’ll make sure that kernel of an idea has the power to become the next on-trend breakthrough. We sift that initial idea through our highly trained lens of feasibility to make sure that aha moment becomes a winner.

Our Application Expertise

MEAT

  • Beef

  • Chicken

  • Pork

  • Fish

  • Seafood

PLANT-BASED

  • Meat

  • Seafood

  • Cheese

REFRIGERATED & FROZEN

  • Entrees & side dishes

  • Pasta

  • Eggs

  • Sandwiches

  • Handheld snacks

  • Salsas, dips, spreads & hummus

  • Salad kits

SNACKS/BARS

  • Sweet & savory

  • Baked, extruded, dried, fried & microwaved

  • Topically seasoned

  • Enrobed

BAKED GOODS

  • Cookies

  • Pancakes & waffles

  • Crackers

  • Pies & cakes

  • Breads

  • Pizza crust

PRODUCE

BEVERAGES

DESSERTS

CEREALS

ICE CREAM

NUT BUTTERS

DRY MIXES

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!

Case Studies


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