Recipe & Product Development

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What Our
Clients Say...

“You have done a fantastic job for us. I believe the great merchandising work you have done for us is one of the key foundations to improve the company and differentiate who we are versus our competition.”

Rick Martens
Country Style Foodservices Inc.
Toronto, ON


“Our daily sales have increased 15% in the first month and it seems to still be on the rise. It is apparent we have gained many new customers.”

Barbara Lorsch, RD, LD
Director Food and
Nutrition Services
Advocate Illinois
Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, IL


“We have been extremely happy with the merchandising training program that you developed for our entire chain of hotels. I am looking forward to working with you on our on-site training program.”

Serge Simard
Executive Director, Food & Beverage
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Toronto, ON

“I really enjoyed your innovative “walking tour presentation” that you gave at our Annual Conference in Montreal. Your “fresh-eye approach” was quite refreshing.”

Marie Helene Sicard
Director of Marketing
Sodexho Canada
Montreal, QC

Foodservice Consultant

Boost profits by developing tastier and more cost-effective recipes and new food products for your restaurant or food service operation.

One of the most important decisions you make as a restaurant owner or foodservice operator makes is the type of food and beverage products that will be offered at your establishment. Not only does your food and drink have to be delicious and interesting enough to draw in customers, but it must also be cost-effective and make you money.

Chiasson Consultants will research, revise and develop each food menu item, as well as design unique food presentation ideas, keeping in mind the overall image, style and brand of your operation. We also suggest, develop and implement new recipes and menu items to be offered in your foodservice facility, as well as service style and plating requirements.

Recipe Costing

Menu Design
Developing Recipes

Our Recipe & Product Development Services Include:

  • Recipe & Product Development
  • Recipe Creation and Costing
  • Recipe Ingredient Sourcing & Costing
  • Food Cost Analysis & Labour Costs
  • Master Recipe Manual
  • Kitchen & Front-of-House Training
  • Smallwares & Equipment Suggestions
  • Equipment Training & Maintenance Procedures
  • Food Handling & Safety Programming
  • Food Suppliers & Vendors Recommendation

Food Supply Sourcing

Chiasson Consultants researches and sources various suppliers and distributors for individual food supply needs. We ensure that the products chosen best suit your company in terms of quality, cost and services. We will work with your company to reduce both food and labour costs by researching the best food suppliers, recommending and finding the best prices for your foodservice needs.

Home Meal Solutions Programs

With the hectic pace of life in today's society, having customers enjoy homemade food at their office or home is time-saving. Chiasson Consultants develops unique names, attractive designs and in-house private label packaging systems geared to strongly extend the brand and ensures product quality and shelf life.

Developing Recipes
Home Meal Solutions

“When we needed help with our U.S. operations, we turned to Chiasson Consultants for their international experience as we were looking for a new retail concept and a fresh twist to our take-out service.”

Bill Lombardo, VP of Sales
The Olive Garden
Italian Restaurant


Consulting Work

To find out about our consulting services, please feel free to call us at 416-926-1338 or our toll-free line at 1-888-926-6655, or fax us at 416-921-6994. You can also email us with any questions, requests or suggestions at

You can also check out our List of Consulting Services to see what other services we offer.

Diane Chiasson is also available for Assessment, Training, Coaching, Speaking and Telephone Consultation.


To read our letters of reference, click here.

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What Our
Clients Say...

“Your organizational skills and attention to detail contributed greatly to our financial and operational success. Your dedicated work paid off right away; sales have exceeded our expectations.”

Clifford P. Miller
Vice President of Communications
Eat’n Park
Hospitality Group
Pittsburg, PA

“I have been very happy with your talents. You always bring a new perspective to our business.”

Nick Perpick
Executive Vice-President
Prime Restaurant Group
Toronto, ON

“We were very happy with the Soup University Manual you designed for our company; it’s amazing the great ideas you provided for our sales representatives across Canada.”

Dale Clemiss
Director of Business Development
Campbell’s Foodservice
Toronto, ON

“I have been quite impressed with your knowledge of the art and science of food merchandising, and I cannot thank you enough for your employee training program.”

Timothy Dietzler, FMP
Villanova University
Villanova, PA