Take a look at some recent work that Garrett had a hand in.

The diversity of projects inherent to consulting provides clients the added value of best practices learned from previous similar experience. Here are a few examples of how Garrett has contributed.

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Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers

The mild, natural flavor of Alaska Pollock tastes fresh and delicious, and is the perfect lean protein to take in any flavor profile direction.  Garrett is proud to support Alaska fisheries by developing 6 new Alaska Pollock recipes for colleges and universities, and school nutrition programs.

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National Peanut Board

Peanuts are an economical nutrient-rich source of plant protein, and an American favorite. Garrett works on behalf of America’s peanut growers to help foodservice operators continue to offer peanut products while preventing cross-contact.

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North Carolina K-12 Culinary Institute

When working with a team, great things can happen.  Garrett was lucky to be part of the development and implementation team for this school nutrition culinary training program.

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US Potato Board – Potatoes Raise the Bar

The potato industry is passionate about helping children choose and eat more vegetables and fruit.  The Potatoes Raise the Bar program provides tools, recipes and resources to help K-12 school meal programs succeed.

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Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. 

Schools need recipes that are flavorful but sodium-smart.  Garrett worked on this series of recipes especially for K-12 menus using Kikkoman reduced-sodium sauces for big flavor impact.


Food, farms and family all come together with creative ideas, recipes, and more from the lifestyle website Rootopia.  Garrett shares his appreciation for farming, and love of family and food as the recipe developer and culinary advisor.

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Pear Bureau Northwest

Kids love sweet, juicy fresh pears and Garrett worked with Pear Bureau Northwest to develop a series of new quantity recipes specifically for K-12 menus.

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Norpac Foods Inc.

The convenience of individually quick frozen vegetables works great for the needs of school nutrition programs. See all of the recipes in the School Foodservice Recipe Guide.

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"Garrett is a great asset to our organization. We’ve worked with Garrett as a consultant for conferences and speaking opportunities and he also serves on our food allergy advisory council. I really value his nutrition and culinary knowledge, connections and engaging personality. He’s also reliable and flexible. Any time you work with Garrett, you know you’re going to get a valuable result."

− Lauren Highfill Williams, Marketing & Communications Manager, National Peanut Board

"Garrett combines nutrition knowledge and stellar culinary skills to create school foodservice-friendly recipes that inspire and delight! We’re thrilled with the recipes he’s developed to showcase Oregon’s state fruit on school breakfast and lunch menus. We highly recommend working with Garrett to increase the flavor, appeal, and originality of school meals."

− Brittany Wilmes, Communications Manager, Pear Bureau Northwest

"Garrett Berdan is a terrific food and nutrition resource. The Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service has relied on his extensive knowledge and industry experience, especially as it applies to school menu planning. We have tapped his many capabilities– recipe development, nutrient analysis, industry representation and expert commentary–and we've been very satisfied with his solid and creative content, as well as his timeliness and professionalism."

− Mark Miller, Promotion Director, Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service

"Garrett’s love for life and good food is contagious. His presentations captivate and motivate people from all backgrounds. He’s not intimidating, but inspiring. After working with Garrett, you just can’t wait to go home and cook a tasty, healthy meal then share it with family and friends."

− Anne Goetze, RD, LD, Director, Nutrition Education Services/Oregon Dairy Council

"Thanks to Garrett we have seen the culinary skills of our staff advance, the quality of our meals improve, and the number of students participating in our program grow. Thank you Garrett."

− Terry Cashman, Assistant Director of Operations, Bend LaPine Schools

"Garrett’s unique combination of culinary skills and nutritional knowledge helped him craft a series of highly successful, original recipes for our visitors at the 2010 Oregon State Fair. Rich in nutrients, high in taste, and infused with dairy foods, the recipes “flew off the racks” during the Fair’s 11-day run—some 30,000 recipe cards in all. He is a great resource for originality and style."

− Pete Kent, Executive Director, Oregon Dairy Products Commission

"When it comes to writing great recipes, Garrett gives careful consideration to the target audience. Their income and reading level, cooking ability, time and food sources are all taken into account."

− Connie Moore, Creative Director, Oregon Dairy Products Commission
Let’s make healthy delicious!