Our Passion is Food 

how it tastes,

how it’s made,

and how it connects to your consumer.

For over 25 years we’ve helped clients define, refine, and innovate their food and beverage products.



From small startups to world-class food companies, we've developed products for these and every size company. Every product is different and belongs to you. We listen and bring our expertise to each one and develop the products that you want.



We help you with label development, ingredient statements, nutritional panels, and label design guidelines.


Also, FDA regulations and compliance can be quite confusing. We can make sure you have all the information you need to market your project.

We can find a manufacturing partner that is the best fit for your product. We'll work with them from scale-up through production.   We’ll provide the testing parameters to ensure consistency. We'll give you access to the manufacturer, ingredient, and packaging suppliers so you can make a smooth transition to market.

Blueberry Smoothie
Examining Crops
Cinnamon sticks


      Food Forward Consulting was founded by Dave Foerstner in 2000. Dave has over 25 years of product development experience with in-depth knowledge across many product categories.  We couple that with real-world knowledge of commercial processes, operations, consumer trends and behaviors.  We provide prototype development, technical analyses, sensory evaluation and support for manufacturing scale-up.  Food Forward Consulting's extensive network of resources completes our ability to provide world-class R&D capabilities to meet your project needs.

      Food Forward Consulting can provide a fresh perspective for concept and prototype development or an experienced eye toward developing your fresh idea. Clients utilize our scientific, culinary and production expertise to extend the capability of their team.



We've worked with many clients over the years.

Here are a few companies that we've helped develop products. 

We hope to add you to the list soon!


Get Started Now!

1417 Fair Oaks Avenue

South Pasadena, CA 91030


Tel: (323) 772-6269

Please tell us a bit about your food product. We'd love to talk about your project and get it going!

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