Food Research Lab is a pilot R&D Lab for food, with our diverse background and expertise, we blend culinary and scientific expertise to drive food forward. We evaluate new ingredients, formulations and processes on a small scale. We collaborate with restaurants and food companies, from small start-ups to global corporation, either as an advisor or an external research and development
Menu & Recipe Development & Standardization from ideation and dish development for Restaurants and start-up’s
Whether you’re a large, mature food company or just starting up, we can partner with you to realize your ideas and bring your products to market.
One of the new product ideas was formulation of healthy breakfast cereal exclusively for weight loss was created by our client. We assisted the client for market research, recipe standardization, pilot testing and consumer testing including sensory analysis and consumer tasting. The product was appreciated and accepted.
We designed the labelling for newly launch of breakfast cereal that has medium glycemic index and high fibre. The label was designed considering the US FDA guidelines. We also considered the color and coding while designing. The label was appreciated by our client.
We created claims based on evidence-based guidelines. We have followed the guidelines provided by the Advertisement Regulatory Authority of India, and other international regulatory and government bodies. Label claim related to low fat, high fibre, low calorie, no cholesterol is designed in such way that it enables the community to identify the product easily.
We standardized recipes for one of the well-reputed restaurants. Standardization was done for recipes to ensure the consistency that the same type and quantity of ingredients are used each time the product is prepared. Our standardization helped clients and it enabled them to predict the food costs, control labour cost thereby can meet their financial goals.
A client, based from Canada, approached us to develop a drink based on legume. Its reverse engineering where based on competitor’s product, and our own research we came up with protein powder and shake to stop muscle deterioration handing the elderly more strength and mobility. It was well appreciated by the client.
“Food Research Labi’s track record in delivering on product development challenges speaks for itself. The expert team was responsible for the implementation of many new innovations in the Nutritious recipe category. Food Research Labhas always nurtured a passion for improving the nutritional status of food products. This passion evolved into taking a leadership position in product development direction/policies for the business. Their teams extensive experience in product development coupled with his breadth & depth of technical knowledge, has always enabled him to resolve product & process issues with robust solutions. Food Research Labcan always be relied on to deliver to an agreed design brief. Their honest and upfront manner ensures that there are no misgivings as to what can and can't be achieved."
“I would like to take this opportunity to recommend an outstanding business partner. Food Research Labjoined the project at a very busy and critical time and their functional expertise and attention to detail were tremendously valuable on the project. Food Research Labwas able to quickly understand the objectives and priorities and make positive contributions to the needs of our company. The quality of their work was recognized and appreciated by all of the team members and co-manufacturers. If you are looking for a consultant that will help you implement positive changes within your organization, I believe Food Research Labis the company who can make a difference.”
“As a start-up, finding the right people can make or break a business. Food Research Labexceeds our expectations in terms of what they brought to the team and their expertise in food safety and quality made a critical part to the successful launch of our product. Food Research Labhas been one of the most thorough and results-oriented people we’ve found. They had great ability to translate a large company experience to the fast-paced and resource-constrained world of a small company, which is not easy to find. As we look to future projects, we will definitely be reaching out to Food Research Labfor our quality and safety assurance on our production lines. I would definitely give Food Research Labmy highest recommendation. ”
" I was looking to redesign my menus and focus on some lighter and healthier options and got introduced to Food Research Labteam. They worked with us closely to develop dishes to suit our customers’ demands as well as introducing a smoothie and fresh pressed juice selection. The items we put on our menus were very well received and some were so popular they were hard to take off the menu. I found the team to be very knowledgeable, easy to work with and added great value to my business."
"We partnered with R&D team for recipe development. The team has an incredible ability to balance creativity with common sense, creating recipes that taste amazing and are easily sourced. She skilfully incorporates a range of flavours and spices to introduce readers to new tastes – a vital ingredient in maintaining any healthy eating plan. The end result was better than we could ever have imagined! The Food Research Labteam has a holistic understanding and genuine empathy for what readers need and creates recipes that tick all the boxes: maximum taste, reasonable cost and minimal prep time. Their professionalism and worth ethic is also second-to-none. I hope we get the chance to work together in future!"
We engaged Food Research Labto help us design a menu for our new cafe venture, a wholefoods eatery. The brief was to showcase the nutritional benefits of wholefoods and to hero seasonal fresh produce in an innovative menu that would appeal to everyone, both the health conscious and the skeptics. R&D team nailed it. Customer feedback has been phenomenal. The dishes are both delicious and wholesome but not in a pushy kind of way! Thank you for helping us spread the message around the benefits of eating food that's good for you but that also tastes good. Your knowledge and ongoing support have been invaluable. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we look forward to continuing to work with you in future!