Recipe & Menu Development

Recipe Development

Relying on her many years as a professional chef, Julia will work with you to develop a recipe that suits your needs, sourcing options, and budget –– no matter how esoteric your ingredients!

In 2013, we partnered with the Aspire Group, working on food security in sub-Saharan Africa, who hit on using crickets to create a protein-rich flour.  Julia developed a range of recipes that complemented the cricket flour’s unique taste and texture with nutritious, easily-prepared, culturally-acceptable, and tasty items. The client, and their cricket recipes, won the prestigious Holt prize.

Closer to home, a restaurant in Waltham had been searching for a gluten-free bread as delicious as the rest of their menu. Julia worked to find the right blend of flours and developed a proprietary recipe for them to bake their own gluten-free bread in-house.

We look forward to working with you to create a solution for your own recipe needs.

Menu Development

The menu is the best marketing tool a restaurant has. Make sure your menu aligns with your value proposition and your food cost. Julia Shanks Food Consulting will work with you to create:

  • A menu that fits your mission and customer base
  • Recipes that can be executed within the labor and space constraints of your business
  • Menus and recipes that allow the business to maintain a food cost that aligns with your financial goals

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, call 617-945-8718 or send us an email. We look forward to helping you succeed!

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