(Some aspects below may require additional costs, See Pricing Sheet)
Discuss Product Idea & Provide Available Sample
If you’ve got a sample we’d love to take a look and see what you’d like to have made. If product is acidified, we’ll run a preliminary pH test and later use this sample as part of commercial pH test.
Make sure that your product is something that can be produced in our facility, if not we will try to direct you to another co-packer.
Sign NDA & Complete Customer Questionnaire
Please scan and email copies to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare your Recipe
Recipes must be converted to grams and ounces (where they are preferred). Scaling up a recipe does not work by using volume, and we want to make sure your product comes out the same every time. Note: Ask what is preferred if unsure.
At this point our New Products Developer will start to source commercial grade ingredients for your product.
Sample pricing can now be completed, however not final. It is a gauge to see where costs might be.
Test cook inside our kitchen
At this point we are ready to do a small sample run to mimic what will happen in a larger production run. Your attendance may be required for the first test cook.
We will also take this time to tweak the recipe. Normally commercial grade ingredients are more potent and may require some changes to make sure your product has the same flavor.
If product is acidified, we’ll do a preliminary pH test. This will also be the 2nd sample to be used for commercial pH test.
Finalized recipe to be cleared by process authority.
Present final pricing estimate for production.
While finalized pricing is being completed, you can start to design and order your labels.
For your convenience we have a graphic designer to work with if you already do not have a label or graphic designer. If not using our graphic designer, we must proof the labels before they are printed.
Undersized Facility Run
We will use our facility equipment to make a small batch to make sure everything will run smooth when we produce a full-sized run. You’ll be able to keep the finished product from this undersized run and sell it. Note: You may be present for the test production run.
At this point you are ready for production. You can start to place orders.