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Raphaelle O'Connor

Food Tech
Product Development

Raphaelle is highly experienced in the ideation, development and commercialization of food chemistry, food science and food technology.

Previously at: Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé
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Cho Youn Lee

Account Management

Cho Youn devised a sourcing strategy and consolidation plan for over 200 suppliers in health, personal care, and beauty.

Previously at: Walgreens Boots Alliance
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Jurgen De Meester

Product Development

Jurgen is an Industrial Engineer in food, food nutritionist and technologist and culinary chef with 20 years of experience of which 10 years as R&D flavorist.

Previously at: Flandor Flavours International
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Noriko Misawa

Product/Business Development

Noriko is a results-driven professional with extensive experience in business incubation, product development, consumer insights, and international market development.

Previously at: Kagome Ltd., Kagome USA
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Craig Griffin

Market and Consumer Research

Craig has spent 25 years in the research industry working for some of the world's leading agencies. Craig has worked in the UK, Australia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Previously at: GfK, Kantar, ESOMAR
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Phaedra Ruffalo

Product Innovation

A food futurist building concepts to scale, Phaedra is an executive leader in global food innovation marketing with 20+ years of experience in the food service and retail.

Previously at: Trader Joe's
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Marc Matsumoto

Market Research

Marc Matsumoto is an F&B consultant and culinary creator based in Tokyo, Japan. He spent over a decade working as a brand and consumer marketing executive.

Previously at: Nissin, Hakutsuru, Netflix
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Kevin Rodriguez


Kevin has proven experience in creating and implementing detailed-oriented Food Safety and Sustainability programs within cross-functional projects.

Previously at: Marley Spoon, DSM
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Jay Mota

Business and Product Development

Jay has a deep understanding of food science and nutrition and a passion for developing new product. He also has knowledge of the legal and regulatory regime relating to FMCG.

Previously at: Urban Platter, Plant Power
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Tassa Agustriana


With 14+ years in operations management and technical function, Tassa focuses on sourcing specialty ingredients and advising in the stage gate process of product development.

Previously at: PT. Bening Big Tree Farms
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Jan Vidal Riera

Business Development

An analytical and creative problem solver, Jan involved in different expansion, marketing and innovation roles within the foodtech industry.

Previously at: Idilia Foods, Agrolimen
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Felipe Cabrera

Market Research
Supply Chain

Felipe has worked in China for 10 years and in Colombia for 8 years. He founded a consulting firm that provides services to a wide range of topics related to the Coffee and F&B industry.

Previously at: Hongjin Trade, Technochina
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Jong Tak Park

Country Manager
Business Developement

Jong Tak has been an experienced businessman for over 28 years. He successfully established a profession in the field of sales management.

Previously at: Nestle
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The GourmetPro network has more than 100 F&B experts based in more than 20 countries around the world, ready to help you unlock new business potential.


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Every applicant to the GourmetPro network is rigorously tested and vetted through a selective in-house process. We make sure they have excellent communication, strategic & analytical skills and a complete mastery of their discipline. We value professional journeys with proven track records of new-business building.

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Beyond their brilliant technical capabilities, our experts excel at creating and delivering new growth initiatives from the ground up. They can strategize the whole plan while also get their hands dirty and leading the implementation.

Leading the Future of the Food & Beverage Industry

Our network is ready for tomorrow's business challenges by embracing advanced and specialized skills including innovation research, new product formulation, alternative distribution models.

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Although we hope you work with our experts long-term, you can scale your GourmetPro team up or down within a matter of weeks, not months or years in order to leverage new business opportunities in a fast moving economy.

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Even though the network is wide, you only have to deal with a single entity and point of contact for all your administrative processes. No need to deal with multiple registration processes, contracts or payment schedules.

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For the whole length of our collaboration, you will be assigned your own account manager. They will make sure to always understand your challenges in order to handpick the right fit for you and manage situation changes.

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The team at GourmetPro is very professional and always proactive during the management and delivery of a project, which is really appreciable. Their agency model gives us a lot of flexibility since there is no two identical campaigns with the same scope of work. Also good to hear that they are now expanding in new countries.

Philippe Demizieux

International Client Director

If you want to work with someone who can assist with the market entry for beverages in Japan, look no further than GourmetPro. They have experience and know how to penetrate the market.

Kraisan Chaengchenkit

International Business Development Manager

GourmetPro is a great combination of enthusiasm, reactivity and work quality. All our projects together led to clear success; they are definitely an important business partner for us in Asia.

Laurent Fihey

Co-founder & Senior Partner

GourmetPro has been outstanding to work with. Communication, timing and finding the right expertise is key for entering a new market. GourmetPro has answered all three and continues to support Native's growth in Japan.

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