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Garrett is a chef and registered dietitian nutritionist who can lend his subject matter expertise to your projects.

Consulting services Garrett offers include consumer, K-12, and quantity foodservice recipe development, menu consulting, hands-on culinary training, cooking demonstrations and media spokesperson. He has developed many recipes that meet the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meal pattern and has trained hundreds of professional cooks on topics including flavor development, sodium reduction, plate presentation and merchandising.

Garrett would love to hear about you next project! Please feel free to reach out.

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541.619.7575

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garrett@garrettberdan.com

Recipe Development

Garrett develops recipes for consumers, K-12 foodservice, and volume foodservice that are tested and tasted for ultimate flavor impact while meeting nutrition targets and meal pattern requirements.    His recipes maximize taste through flavor-developing cooking techniques and use of spices, herbs and other ingredients for salt-smart seasoning.  Recipes are tested and perfected to work the first time.  All recipes are tailored to meet the needs of client menus while taking into account current food trends.

Menu Consulting

As nutrition research evolves and we learn more about health, menus are expected to include stealth-healthy options that follow suit.  Menu consulting services include looking at what is currently offered to help identify opportunities to make comfortable changes to achieve targeted menu goals.  Garrett always considers labor costs, food costs, and ingredients on hand when advising on menu development or updates.

Hands-on Culinary Training

Hands-on training and culinary techniques workshops can be geared toward implementing new recipes and menu concepts.  With scratch cooking making a comeback many foodservice providers need to brush up on basic culinary skills to help them feel confident in the kitchen.  Garrett develops custom hands-on culinary trainings specific to each client’s needs with the option for continuing education credits through the Commission on Dietetic Registration or the School Nutrition Association.

Speaking and Webinars

Culinary nutrition is a subject matter that will influence how the food industry and foodservice menus continue to evolve for years to come.  Garrett can provide in-person or webinar presentations on timely topics such as culinary techniques for reducing sodium to making school meals look amazing with smart merchandising.

Cooking Demonstrations

When someone cooks, people watch.  Garrett will plan and deliver informative and entertaining in person or on-camera cooking demonstrations to promote recipe concepts, signature products, and key nutrition and culinary messages.

Spokesperson

Garrett is experienced in providing in print or on-camera subject matter expertise for sharing culinary and nutrition key messages that complement your strategic consumer or business-to-business marketing initiatives.

Let’s make healthy delicious!