The Taste creators team has over 30 years of experience in food and drink product development. We've supplied major retailers like Waitrose and M&S and learnt first hand how to grow brands and overcome the challenges of scaling up from a home-made recipe to a high-quality factory product. Our services are designed to help you quickly scale up to great-tasting factory products that your consumers will love whilst ensuring you're compliant for the major retailers and distributors.
We have experience in developing an extensive range of food and drink products including;
Sodas, Craft Tonic waters, RTD cocktails, Kombucha, Milk shakes, Protein Shakes, Healthy energy drinks and more.
Meat free sausages, Breakfast cereal, Energy ball, Ready meals, Sauces, Soups, Salads, Yogurt, Pate, Spreads, Hummus, Sandwich fillings, Desserts, Cakes, Low sugar cakes and Desserts, Biscuits, Steamed Puddings, Bread, Sourdough bread, Pizza, Pasta meals, High protein ready meals.
Founder of The Taste Creators, Donna started her culinary career at the famous Betty's in York, before moving into Food & Drink Manufacturing with 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 exiciting new products a reality.
Dave is a qualified Chef & Food Technologist who graduated from Sheffield Hallum 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 foodi
Patrick was born in France & brought up within a culinary family whom owned bistros and restaurants in the Alsace region of France. Partick 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 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