FOOD AND DRINK CONSULTANTS
Our team come from a culinary background, working as chefs in in Michelin star and world-renowned establishments.
Our team is made up of qualified food technologists with degrees in food marketing and training in sensory evaluation, product sourcing, process development and nutritional analysis.
30+ YEARS EXPERTISE
Our team has extensive experience in manufacturing for small and large comapanies that have supplied to major retailers throughout the UK.
Meet The Team
Founder of The Taste Creators, Donna started her culinary career at the famous Betty's in York, before moving into Food & Drink Manufacturing within project management & food development. She has gained extensive experience manufacturing food & both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for large retailers including Waitrose and M&S. She trained at Campden & Chorleywood in sensory evaluation, product sourcing, process development and nutritional analysis. Donna is passionate about working with start-up businesses & entrepreneurs to make their exciting new products a reality.
Dave is a qualified Chef & Food Technologist who graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc Hons in Food Marketing. He has worked with major retailers for the past 18 years. Prior to this, Dave worked as a chef in Michelin Star restaurants in the UK.
Dave is also Co-Founder of Smith Street Coffee Drinks & El Toro a Spanish Tapas Restaurant. He has experience of start up businesses and developing new brands.
His expertise lie with chilled & frozen Ready Meals, Breads, Cakes, Dairy and Dairy free drinks and Desserts. Fruit Juices, Flavoured Waters, Milkshakes, Tea & Coffee based drinks, Glucose Beverages & Ginger Beers
Dave is a well traveled foodie.
Patrick was born in France & brought up within a culinary family whom owned bistros and restaurants in the Alsace region of France. Patrick first apprenticed in Switzerland before moving to Cote D'.Azur to fulfill his passion for seafood based dishes before heading to UK to start work as a Development Chef for major retailers.
Patrick has specialised in Desserts, Fish, Vegan and Meat Free products as well as Asian and Oriental Concepts.
As well as product development, Patrick is always available for hands on collaborative demonstrations and workshops