An Open Day to celebrate the launch of the Application Kitchen was held in Widnes on September 13th 2017. Attended by a number of food & beverage manufacturers, the day featured presentations by some of the key names in the industry. Emma Gubisch of Leatherhead Food Research led the discussion on changing consumer demands, technological disruptions and how the industry can poise themselves for an age of innovation. The presentation was followed by Product Innovation sessions with the Brenntag Food team which featured a number of concepts for meat, vegetarian, bakery, dairy, ice cream and confectionery. This was led by Katrin Cotter and Steven Perks of Cargill, Linda Bellekom-Allen of Dow, and Brigitte Peters of Sensus. The delegates could try a variety of products including sugar reduced confectionery, a range of dairy, ice cream, sauces and jellies, products from the growing "free from" and "clean label" range, as well as a selection of meat and meat-free products.
Alastair Nicoll, Business Manager Food & Nutrition said, "We are extremely proud of our strong collaborative relationships with Brenntag suppliers, which really showed during our Food Application Kitchen Open Day. I would like to extend our gratitude to our suppliers presenting on the day and to our guests who clearly share our passion for innovation. We are already working on a range of new product concepts which we are excited to be bringing this November to Food Matters Live in London, Excel."
Helen Allinson-James, Head of Life Sciences says, "Our recent investment into the Food Application Kitchen is an important addition to the Brenntag's added value services. It will help us to support our customers in developing practical solutions to their issues, and our suppliers with a shared forum where we can demonstrate their innovative ingredients. Along with recognising new market trends, and concepts, our Food team can host customised projects and trials in conjunction with our partners and principals."
Managed by a team of in-house technologists, the kitchen focuses on developing new product development concepts and offers customised formulation advice on working with innovative ingredients to address the most pertinent market trends.
For further information, please contact the Brenntag Food & Nutrition team: | +44(0) 113 3879200.