How we do it

Services Details

Based in Northern California, Mindful Food Consulting provides product development services to small and medium sized food companies.  We specialize in product formulation and scale up to industrial ingredients and processes, from the bench right through to package design and production start up.

We combine a unique set of skills and talent that is very broad based.  Comfortable with all aspects of the product development process, we have directed the development and start up of food products all around the world and all around the store.  This means you can depend on solutions that are creative, technically competent, well informed, and based on real world experience.

Below are examples of the types of services we offer:

  • Convert “kitchen” recipes to production format and processes
  • Source commercial industrial ingredients
  • Evaluate and advise on ingredient functionality
  • Identify and evaluate potential co-packers
  • Review labels for regulatory compliance
  • Manage all aspects of new product development from ideation through full scale production
  • Optimize products for yield, shelf life and cost effectiveness, or to meet specific requirements such as organic, kosher, allergen free or natural
  • Develop and implement manufacturing systems and in-process and finished product specifications
  • Manage, coordinate and attend in-plant production trials and start ups
  • Develop and manage formulas and specifications systems
  • Collaborate with private label or contract packers to optimize product quality
  • Investigate and resolve product, process and quality problems
  • Ensure proper labeling of allergens
  • Communicate and coordinate with regulatory and certifying agencies
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for ideation and concept development
  • Develop and implement policies, systems and strategy

Mr Mindful

Mr. Mindful was modeled after his niece's pencil top eraser by Scott Wiley, mechanical engineer, robot designer and eclectic artist.  Mr. Wiley creates paintings and drawings in a variety of mediums as well as sculpture and jewelry from found objects.

Mr. Mindful, thinking deeply, ponders the myriad of possibilities in a juicy red apple.  The apple, always a symbol of complex simplicity, is even more so today.  Is the apple organic?  Genetically modified?  Hybridized?  Irradiated?  Should it be?  Does it matter?  And in what form shall the apple best be eaten?  Fresh and whole?  Peeled? Cooked?  Juiced?  Dried? Frozen?  Sulfited?  Applesauce?  Apple pie anyone? 

What can Mr. Mindful do for you?

Contact us for a for free one hour consultation.