FOOD & NUTRITION
Our Chefs apply their culinary know-how to translate food trends into functioning and taste-focused concepts.
At IMCD Food & Nutrition, we go beyond by providing our customers with a combination of technical expertise and a chef`s touch, resulting in culinary and trends-led insights, recipe development, and creative inspiration to solve formulation challenges and develop delicious new products. How can our chefs support you?
Our chefs work closely with selected food manufacturers while also providing insights to the IMCD’s full customer base through video content, promotional packages, one-to-one meetings, and other knowledge-sharing actions. Discover IMCD solutions with a chef's final touch Meet our chefs
EAME: Colin Wheeler-James
Over his thirty years acting as a chef, Colin has gained a broad perspective by working across a wide range of Hospitality and Food Industry sectors ranging from manufacturing through contract catering, hotels, gastro pubs, charter yachts, Royal Navy, cookery school, and consultancy services.
In his current role as a Development Chef at IMCD, Colin creates culinary innovation, utilising IMCD Food & Nutrition portfolio to inspire and enthuse internal and external stakeholders. He supports technical teams, customers, and suppliers in concept development across a dynamic marketplace where clear communication, responsiveness, and understanding of customer and supplier requirements are paramount.
He also finds the time to run his own cookery school, Ground Up located in Devon, UK.
Our chefs turn consumer insights into inspiration for our customers
According to Innova Market Insights, in 2022, consumers ranked “health of the planet” as their top global issue, over “health of the population.” As consumers look for sustainable food options, manufacturers are increasingly using items traditionally considered waste products to develop effective retail products.
In the following video you will see how Colin Wheeler-James, IMCD’s European Development Chef, presented at an IMCD customer Insight Day clever solutions for manufacturers to be more sustainable:
A Nutritionist's Perspective
Discover the IMCD Nutrition Collection through Chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, as she unveils the new prototype concepts