Trends, Foresights, & Insights: Never Miss, or Misread a Trend Again

Culinary Tides, Inc. Testimonials

What our clients are saying

Johnsonville LLC

We started working with Culinary Tides at what seemed like an inflection point in our industry. At a time when our competitors and retail customers were all jumping on a bandwagon of what seemed like the next big thing, we utilized foresight provided by Culinary Tides and chose to sit that one out. While unpopular at the time, it was undoubtedly one of our smartest decisions. Seeing recent struggles faced by competitors in that area has reaffirmed our choice, allowing us to save millions of dollars in product development, distribution, sales and marketing costs. Despite customer pressure, we were able to demonstrate the long-term viability and lifecycle of our products, backed by solid reasoning for abstaining from what then seemed like a hot market. Our foresight has proven to be one of our greatest assets, safeguarding our company’s financial stability and reinforcing our market position. Our regular engagements with Culinary Tides are eagerly attended by an ever expanding cross-functional group. With their help navigating the vast world of trends, we now know what is actually likely to be the next big thing and focus our resources appropriately.

Johnsonville LLC

SSP America

While there is good research available, we don’t have the time, bodies, or experience to cross analyze it all.  Navigating internal politics and supplier relationships can add to the fog.  Culinary Tides is a strong 3rd party voice that offers unbiased opinions which speeds results – saving us time and headcount.  They show us how to sharpen our pencil which leads to better decision making.

SSP America

Mt Franklin Foods

Culinary Tides, Inc. guidance provides us with invaluable insights into the unknown, illuminating areas we would have otherwise overlooked. Their support helps us uncover the essential facts necessary for making sound business decisions, steering us away from emotionally-driven choices that could otherwise cloud our judgment. We thank them for being the beacon that ensures our path forward is always well-informed and strategic.

Mt Franklin Foods

PS Seasoning

We were faced with a time sensitive assignment of providing market data to one of our largest customers, in which they had very specific requirements.  Suzy and the Culinary Tides team jumped on the opportunity and delivered a highly technical, detail orientated report that they walked us through page by page to make sure we were able to present appropriately to our clients.  The level of customer services provided was unparalleled!

Stephanie Neu, Food Scientist
PS Seasoning

Bush Brothers

As head of Research, Development and Innovation for a successful privately held company, my strategy was to allocate resources to four areas: Defend; Extend; Create and Innovate. I hired Culinary Tides to provide insight to help with new product innovation, but soon discovered that the wealth of information they provided was useful in all areas that are critical to running a successful R&D department.

Phil Perkins, VP R&D and Innovation
Bush Brothers

Oregon Fruit

Culinary Tides helped us identify trends in our category that allowed us to create new products and packaging for our customers across channels and providing them with new ideas relevant to what their customers were looking for.

Chris Sarles, President
Oregon Fruit

Ardent Mills

Culinary Tides sifts through the countless bits of trend information so that we don’t have to.  Even better.  Culinary Tides finds the patterns and relations in the complex world of trend influences.  We are much better equipped to see the future as a result.

David Sheluga, Director Consumer Insights
Ardent Mills