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Next Generation Food ProductS

Let’s work to together to bring your vision to life

Clean Label Recipe Development 

Kitchen to Shelf

About

Chef Junnie Lai is an internationally recognized innovative market research chef consultant, product recipe developer, and teacher. 
 
With 20 years’ experience as a Research & Development Chef, Junnie has led many projects, excelling in innovative prototyping, recipe development, commercializing products, and product launches in the market
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Chef Junnie is a veteran collaborator possessing strong communication skills and International Cuisine mastery with specific expertise of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisines.

Chef Junnie Lai

You don’t need someone to tell you what to do. You need someone who understands your vision and help you get there.

 

By keeping your goals and you your customer at the centre of the process, I can help you find and create the solution that delivers your definition of success. A scientific approach backed by research and driven by experience, art, and passion.

 

Global Cuisine’s artistic abilities and passion drives us to innovate delicious, purposeful food, focusing on trend-forward technologies. We develop clean label products with communities in mind, working with companies launching next generation products.

 

We solve your product development challenges by combining functional elements that are unique to the market, meeting consumer trends, and embracing cost efficiency.

OUR PROCESS

DISCOVER

I want to hear your story and understand your “why” and what you want to accomplish.

RESEARCH

I look at consumer insights, market relevance, and marketing opportunities that you may not have even thought of.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Sourcing ingredients and formula testing based,  prototypes, sensory tasting, review & repeat.

DEVELOPMENT & FINALIZATION

Iteration and delivery of the final formula and supplier recommendations

testimonials

Jessica Goldstein

Jessica Goldstein

VP at NuSpice & Board of Directors at the Research Chefs Association

 

I've had the pleasure of working with Chef Junnie in many capacities over the years. Her genuine interest in continuing her education in the field of culinary practices and nutritional advantages gives her unique insight into approaching opportunities and pushing the limits of product development. Every time we collaborate, I always learn

something new and useful that I can apply to my own business.

Brad Overberg

Brad Overberg

V.P. Food Service & International Sales
Fresh Nature Foods

 

Chef Junnie Lai was the perfect solution for our company.While working through the development process her knowledge, experience, and culinary expertise lead us to a premium final product that we were proud to showcase and share with potential customers.We will continue to use Global Cuisine & Chef Junnie Lai for future development work.

David Macfarlane

David Macfarlane

Chef, Author, Founder Council of Innovative Chefs


 

Junnie is incredibly talented as a product development chef. Her ability to recognize the potential for any projects success comes from her hard work and dedication to ensuring the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time. With artistic ability and passion, Junnie will transform ideas to reality with an honest approach to culinary vision. She comes with my sincere recommendation for those seeking a true champion.

Xuess Wee

Xuess Wee

Principal Flavourist  International Flavors & Fragrances

Junnie was tireless in fulfilling her responsibilities, up to the very last minute. She answered the calls for needs and assistances readily and poured enthusiasm and devotion to ensure she delivers. Junnie understood the purposes of every assignmentand was a devoted team player. She was forthright and was never shy from sharing any ideas or concerns she may have. While the span of our cooperation was short, the collaboration was fruitful.

Greg D'Auria

Greg D'Auria

Managing Director &
Co-Owner

 

We have been working with Junnie Lai through Global Cuisine Consulting for over a year now, and have had tremendous success from every aspects. She is extremely creativity and has a strong understanding of current industry trends. Junnie understands all the aspects of commercialization, and cost to market of all she creates. The recipes she has created with our products have been delicious. Her presentations with our customers, and at Foods hows have been flawless. The marketing videos Junnie has helped us create are concise, informative, and will assist us in spreading the understanding about our products-Caramelized Sugars.

Frank Rhodes

Frank Rhodes

Food Service
R&D 

Chef Junnie Lai is a very talented Chef Instructor. Her knowledge and ability to teach are unparalleled. Rarely do you find someone who can share knowledge effortlessly by enticing students to actively engage, but Chef Junnie has the talent that makes the education fun and memorable. Her knowledge of food, healthy eating and enjoyment of creating dishes makes her a consummate professional in any kitchen. Anyone with the opportunity to work with her will leave with a better understanding of food, body and soul.

s.h.e. CONSULTING

Esta H. Singer

Brand Messaging Architect &
Principal

Chef Junnie is a consummate professional and true innovator. She is creative, precise and passionate about every ingredient she uses. I've had the privilege of tasting some of her finest creations while working with her on rebranding, and like a good book you never want to end, I wanted every flavor to never go away. Chef Junnie is a culinary treasure. You've hit the jackpot!"

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