WHO WE ARE

We’ve been in business since 1977, working across the food industry for clients both large and small. We are a group of employee-owners who don’t just develop food— we live it, breathe it, and obsess over it.

Our 20,000 sq. ft. development facility is located at the intersection of San Francisco’s vibrant culinary scene, California Wine Country’s food and beverage culture, and Silicon Valley’s spirit of innovation.

Debbie Abram

Debbie Abram

Commercialization Manager

Andrea Aguirre

Andrea Aguirre

Office Manager

Caitlin Angell

Caitlin Angell

Culinary Product Developer

Tracy Baker

Tracy Baker

VP, Technology Innovation

Al Banisch

Executive VP, New Product Strategy

Drea Belforte

Shopper

Paolo Beltran

Paolo Beltran

Project Manager, Technology & Product Development

Doug Berg

Doug Berg

VP, Group Manager

Danikka Bituin-Semana

Project Manager, Branding & Design

Carol Borba

Carol Borba

VP, Innovation Manager

Jay Buchanan

Jay Buchanan

Facilities Supervisor

Letitia Chong

Letitia Chong

Product Development Technician

Peter Dea

Peter Dea

Senior Food Technologist

Silvina Dejter

Silvina Dejter

Senior Culinary Product Developer

Andi Dommer

Andi Dommer

Senior Food Technologist

Sally Eccles

Sally Eccles

Director of Regulatory &
Contract Manufacturing

Sheryl Figueirido

Sheryl Figueiredo

Lab Assistant

Brenda Fong

Brenda Fong

Senior Food Technologist

Mayra Martinez

Mayra Foye

Senior Accountant

Maya Galson

Maya Galson

Group Manager Product Development

Rich Gorski

Rich Gorski

Senior Food Technologist

Jackie Gutierrez

Jackie Gutierrez

Shopper

Fernando Herrara

Facilities and Sanitation

Jack Hsia

Jack Hsia

Product Development Technician

Kristie James

Kristie James

Consumer Research Coordinator

Helen Ju

Shopper

Valarie Kitaura

Valarie Kitaura

VP, Controller & Human Resources

Ava Kwok

Ava Kwok

Senior Accountant

Laura Tringale Kwon

Laura Kwon

Senior Food Technologist

Caroline Lafleur

Product Development Technician

Candice Lin

Candice Lin

Project Manager, Product Development & Food Field Immersions

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Sonia Lundy

Lab Assistant

Janine Magyar

Janine Magyar

Consumer Insights &
Innovation Manager

Alanna Mah

Project Manager

Courtney Martisauskas

Production Designer,
Branding & Design

Emily McCue

Project Manager, Innovation

Jason McLoughlin

Jason McLoughlin

Pilot Plant Technician

Wennie Mo

Wennie Mo

Senior Food Technologist

Deborah Muller

Marketing Manager

Allison Needels

Allison Needels

VP, Group Manager

Melissa Oliveira

VP, Branding & Design

Jorge Ortiz

Jorge Ortiz

Facilities and Sanitation

Edwin Palang, Ph.D.

Commercialization Manager

Kurt Papenhause

Kurt Papenhause

Accounting Specialist

Lisa Pitka

Lisa Pitka

Senior Food Technologist

Sharon Polli

Shopper

Anne Marie Pruzan

Anne Marie Pruzan

VP, Group Manager

Alana Riparbelli

Alana Riparbelli

Senior Food Technologist,
Food Studio Coordinator

Doug Rochon

Doug Rochon

Commercialization Manager

Jennifer Sakurai

Jennifer Sakurai

Senior Food Technologist

Gundy Sartor

Gundy Sartor

Lab Assistant

Abigail Selya

Product Development Technician

Barbara Brueckner

Barbara Shpizner

VP, Innovation Manager

Karen Smithson

Karen Smithson

Senior Food Technologist

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Kalynda Stone

Food Technologist

Kelly Ten

Product Development Technician

Claire Thrift

Claire Thrift

Senior Food Technologist

Kathy Westphal

Senior Food Technologist