CARSTEN CARSTENS

Bio
Carsten has previously worked as Scientific Director & Innovation Manager for one of the leading producers of tailor-made ingredient systems for plant-based meat alternatives.
He is an expert on hydrocolloids and functional food systems and has supported customers in recipe optimization and new product development all over the world.

Carsten holds a PhD and MSc degree in Food Chemistry from the University of Hamburg. Previous to his industry career, he has worked in academic research projects in Germany, China and Canada.

Company
Self-employed

Role
Ingredients and formulation expert

Skills
-Provide expertise and guidance on ingredient selection, formulation, production process, shelf-life and nutritional considerations and recipe optimization
-Source ingredients and find suppliers
-Scale-up processes from lab bench to pilot, pilot to production
-Brainstorm and trouble-shoot concepts, assist with turning concepts into products
-Provide scientific and technical input and consultation