INNOVATION & TRENDS
At CQC, we enjoy nothing more than helping manufacturers create their next customer-pleasing product. We like to think of it as creating innovative ingredients for success. If you can dream it, we will try it! Every day, we create customized formulations, conduct product matches and sensory testing, add nutritional enhancements and practice continuous improvement.
The CQC Innovation Center has expanded our ability to partner with you in product development, offering
- Lab scale samples mimicking actual production runs
- Partnership based product development
- Sensory panel testing
- Samples shipped to you as: bars, drops, chunks, ribbons or in pails
The beautiful CQC gourmet kitchen allows our food scientists to experiment and innovate with finished products. It also offers you the opportunity to work along side our own scientists to increase your success rate and speed to market.
The Innovation Team is made up of Food Scientists and Lab Technicians who offer more than 80 years of experience. This highly trained team can be found fine tuning new formulations in our spacious Innovation Center or cooking up new product ideas in our Applications Kitchen.
We are trend-aware and get our inspiration about what is new and interesting from all around us. In fact, you could call us foodies who gather the latest information from our suppliers, industry trade shows, popular food blogs, and by leaning on our own culinary backgrounds.
Armed with the latest info, our R&D team reviews new trends and experiments with our coatings to see how we can best meet those trends.