RICARDO CORDERO

Bio
Ricardo Cordero President & CEO of Ricardo Food Group– has more than 40 years’ experience in all aspects of bakery, food, beverage products and processes. A renown expert in Co-Manufacturing, Co-Packing & Private Label, Former Executive Chef, Former Manufacturing methodology process expert and current Manufacturing Specialist.

Company
Ricardo Food Group

Role
Ricardo Food Group is an advisory firm made up of Manufacturing and Production Expert Consultants in the food, bakery and beverage industry. RFG serves as consultants to businesses regarding partnerships, investors, mergers, performance base equity and acquisitions, leveraged and management buyouts, debt restructuring, capital firm investments, entrepreneur’s investment, and commercial bank investments. Negotiate Co-Manufacturing Product volumes, Source Co Packers, Process Private Label,  Evaluation of existing manufacturing operations • E-commerce • Manufacturing Process Flow & Efficiencies • Ingredient Functionality & Interactions • Manual to fully automated facilities • Equipment evaluation and recommendations • Partnerships and Investment firms • Corporate Infrastructure and Systems • Procurement • Strategic Planning • Product & Process Re-engineering • Seasoning & Flavoring Technology.

Skills
Product Manufacturing efficiencies • Sourcing Ideal Co-Packer / Co-Manufacturers / Private Label Companies • Packaging Options / Labeling • Product Laboratory Testing /Shelf life / Nutritionals • Baking and Cooking modern & old fashion technology options • Manufacturing Process Methodology. • Product Commercialization • Gluten, GMO, Dairy free,Tree Nut & Peanut free, and Vegan lines • Dietary Restrictions, Food Allergies and Religious Restrictions. • Ingredients Recommendations & Sourcing Option • Market Cost Analysis - Product Costing & Pricing Margins • Food Service / Retail / Ecommerce • Product Ideation / New Ventures Evaluation • Distribution / Direct Sales • Analyzes & Proposes methods for recipes quality issues • Manufacturing Foods Safety Procedures • Food Safety Certification - HACCP / SQF / GFSI / USDA / FSPCA • New Product Evaluation • Recipe Reformulation for Machinery • Advising Start-ups / Creating a Concept / Launching a Product • Re-branding Company / Current Product line • Business foundation and direction. • Evaluation of existing manufacturing operation