"CSI helped me to actualize
my new ideas, create new
products, and increase
dollars to my company
and my community."
Experience the Product Development Processwith
our expert team. CSI accommodates all your product development
needs from new concepts and formulation to production.
CSI help businesses develop new seafood products and markets through:
- Culinology - the blending of culinary
arts and the science of food.
CSI puts on culinology events that result in new opportunities!
These one-day events explore new seafood product development
opportunities. These events bring together harvesters, processors,
marketers and buyers to join with a chef and food technician.
The group works together throughout the day to build new products
in the kitchen and explore packaging and marketing options.
By the end of the event several products are developed and ranked
for taste, texture, packaging, processing, and marketability.
CSI sponsor annual culinology events. Please contact
us if you are interested in building an event for a specific
fisheries or species.
- Project Management, Business Management,
and Market Strategies
CSI understands that many seafood businesses have great products
and development ideas, but often times lack the man power to
carry out a project from start to finish. CSI provides project
management services that best serve your product development
CSI also knows that your project's success is dependent on good
business and marketing strategies. We work with a team of business
and marketing experts that can help your business achieve its
market and financial goals.
- Recipe Development and Food Technology
Established recipes and formulations are often modified and
re-formulated for a variety of reasons including cost considerations,
adjustments to shelf life, changing consumer tastes and the
application of alternative processing techniques. CSI's approach
to this area is to utilize both the culinary art of chefs and
scientific approach of food technicians. This blend of expertise
results in a great tasting seafood product that is staged for
Our team also provides shelf life and stability testing. CSI
will look at issues relating to individual ingredients and processed
products. Physical, chemical and microscopic techniques are
used to measure shelf-life and predict the stability of products
under normal and accelerated test conditions using controlled
temperature and humidity facilities.
Stability issues investigated on behalf of clients have included
color problems, textural changes and product breakdown which
lead to premature failure of products.
- Packaging and Marketing
The right packaging and marketing strategies are vital to the
success of your new product. CSI combines professional external
food product market and packaging experts
- Financial Investments
CSI has a product innovation fund that is specially designed
for investments in new products.
Learn about our 5-step product development process and how to get started!
Powerpoint presentation and planning guide here.