Located in downtown St. Louis, our innovation center (SLIC) demonstrates our commitment to food research and development. We understand that no company is the same when it comes to what they’re looking for in a deli meat product. That’s why we’ve created an entire innovation center focused around finding new and inventive ways to meet customer needs.
It’s common in our industry for large deli meat production companies to get stuck in their ways, providing the same flavor options year after year. There’s no fault in this system, but we feel that you deserve more. That’s why we’ve made it our goal to continuously push the boundaries of the industry by combining culinary and scientific expertise to engineer a product like no other. We do this by hiring top culinary professionals to experiment with all sorts of complex flavor combinations. We also provide special services ranging from ideation sessions to large, complex search projects designed to help unlock your company’s potential.
Deli Star Ideation Sessions are the key to staying ahead of ever-changing consumer trends and growing your business. Work with Executive Chef Jared Case and discover new opportunities to expand your product offering.
These sessions include:
Let us show you our capabilities with our proteins in your products. Allow us to demonstrate how they will enhance your products from both a food safety and consumer standpoint.
We can provide you with helpful market research and strategies to help you appeal to your consumers.
These services include:
Our research and development services have provided our clients with the tools and information they need to be successful. See for yourself by looking through a few of our case studies.
A further processor was seeking a cost effective protein base for creating chicken salad. A typical chicken log for shredding was not able to be shredded efficiently within their process so we developed a product to fit their process needs while meeting all of their nutritional claims and ingredient requirements. Our team of chefs…