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Life can always use a little more flavor

Fuchs North America has a 75-year legacy as a leading provider of premium custom seasoning blends. We’ve perfected the art and science of delivering winning taste solutions. See how Fuchs can help you make something special!
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Our Commitment to You

In a competitive food market, you need to offer something unique, but you also need to get it to market quickly and reliably. Our innovative seasoning solutions, quick response times, deep expertise and customer-centric process are the perfect blend to bring to life your next share-worthy creation. Let's make something tasty together!

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Product R&D

Let's Make Something Tasty Together!

fuchs reasearch and development team LRAt Fuchs North America, our approach to R&D is part science, part creativity – along with a solid commitment to rapid turnaround and delivering quality products.  

We utilize multidisciplinary product development teams consisting of key scientific and technical capabilities, such as:

Food science  •  Biochemistry  •  Organoleptics    Nutrition  •  Culinary

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Our R&D specialists are among the most experienced in the industry.  Our food technologists and other R&D team members possess a broad range of food formulation and applications knowledge – honed by years of practical, hands-on experience – to deliver creative, innovative product solutions to you.


Culinary Specialists

untitled 790Our culinary staff is made up of trained chefs who are experts in a wide variety of cuisines.  They come from a rich background in foodservice and restaurants in addition to food processing.  

Operating out of our culinary centers in the U.S. and Europe, our specialists will work with you to achieve that elusive “highest pinnacle” of taste sensation … flavor balance … texture and appearance.

R&D Team Commitments

Our R&D teams are also committed to providing:

  • Quick turnaround on samples
  • Sensory analysis
  • “Clean and fresh” flavors – tastes that meet or exceed your expectations
  • Proprietary product formulations that are distinct and differentiated
  • Onsite field formulation – we’ll come to you to develop a product
  • Improved cost structures (price targets … cost optimization)

Support that’s Far from Ordinary

Kelly Heck Photography IMG 0018What makes our R&D teams more useful and beneficial to you?  Our resources here in the United States are backed by the global capabilities of Fuchs Group.  This cross-cultural R&D partnership delivers our global expertise in all sorts of ways:

  • Product matching
  • Product testing and process consulting
  • Sensory analysis
  • Product development and menu development
  • Value engineering and cost controls
  • Gluten-free, GMO-free and other healthy/organic options

Meet Our Team

  • Helga Nelson

    Helga Nelson, Director of R&D
    Helga studied Food Science and Nutritional Science and Foods at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed a B.S. degree in both. She pursued a career as a dietetic technician for several years after graduation, before joining Fuchs North America as a food scientist in 1997.

  • Darla Byerly

    Darla Byerly, Senior Food Scientist
    Darla holds a B.S. degree in Food Science from the University of Hawaii. She joined then-Baltimore Spice Company in 1993 and has developed seasoning blends for all segments of the food industry.
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  • Steven Thommen

    Steven Thommen, Senior Food Scientist
    Steven is a Certified Flavorist, with over 20 years of experience in creating market-successful flavors and seasonings for sweet, savory and dairy applications. His passion is combining art and science to deliver unique and flavorful products to consumers.

  • Elizabeth Lindemer

    Elizabeth Lindemer CEC, Corporate Executive Chef
    Elizabeth earned her culinary degree from The Art Institute International in Minneapolis, MN and is a certified executive chef through the ACF. She has worked as a chef in both restaurant and corporate settings for over 15 years and is the corporate executive chef at Fuchs.
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  • Alyssa Chircus

    Alyssa Chircus, Food Scientist
    Alyssa graduated in 2013 from the University of Delaware, where she majored in Food Science.
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    Courtney Stokes, Food Technologist
    Courtney has spent 17 years in the food industry, with 11 of them spent focusing on savory applications. She's currently working on her BS in Food Science at Kansas State University, where she's on track to graduate in 2019. 

  • Brian Swing

    Brian Swing, Associate Food Scientist
    Brian has a background in Chemistry, which he studied at Stevenson University. He's been with Fuchs for over four years, and he prides himself with coming up with creative solutions for customers' development needs.

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    Mia Andrisani, Associate Food Scientist
    Mia is the newest addition to our R&D team. She graduated from Penn State with a BS in Food Science and a minor in Spanish, and was hired on to the Fuchs team after completing an internship here.

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    Eric Collins, Lab Coordinator
    Eric is the glue that holds the lab together and helps make sure projects are finished and products flow smoothly from R&D to our customers. He also helps coordinate sensory testing in our new sensory lab.

Market Intelligence, Fact-Finding and Analysis

shutterstock 12162271 2One of the most important ways we support our customers is in providing a wealth of information and insights into what’s happening with today’s consumers: what taste trends are growing more popular, and what the “next new thing” in food products will be.

We stay abreast of always-changing consumer trends and insights:

  • Retail trends through IRI, a market research company which tracks supermarket and mass merchandiser scanner data through its proprietary Infoscan measurement tool, along with analysis of flavor trends for dozens of individual food categories

  • U.S. restaurant trends, menu tracking and menu insights research (Mintel)IRI and mintel logos copy

  • What's happening in non-GMO, gluten-free and other "healthy" food trends

  • Ongoing monitoring of a wealth of information sources – online research, industry and trade journals, special studies, third-party commissioned research

  • Global trends – sharing knowledge and insights between Fuchs offices worldwide

When you work with us, you’ll find that we’ll work in close collaboration with your own staff to generate winning food concepts.  Our goal is to help you bring your new food or menu innovations to life – one that will bring smiles to your customers’ faces and more dollars to your bottom line.

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Customer Teams: Delivering Business Value

Putting You at the Center ... is what The Taste of Success is all about. 

That starts with customer teams.  

customer care teamNo matter how small or large the request, we dedicate resources to each project and work closely with you throughout the product development cycle.  In fact, many customers think of us as a part of their own product development team.

That’s because we’ve adopted a “Customer Team” approach.  An industry exclusive, each team includes three key people:

  • A dedicated account manager
  • An assigned food scientist
  • An assigned customer service representative

Personnel resources dedicated in this way deliver many relationship benefits:

  • Direct lines of communication
  • Accountability across all disciplines
  • Strong personal relationships
  • Your needs are fully satisfied

A Team that Listens … and Acts

Customer teams are our way of delivering on our pledge to put you at the center of everything we do at Fuchs North America:

  • We’re good listeners … and strong problem-solvers.
  • We engage in regular phone contacts and personal visits.
  • Field reports are reviewed by every level of company management.
  • We’re always on the lookout for the “next new thing” in seasoning and flavor capabilities.

Plus, we work on your schedule, not ours!

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Our ability to efficiently align R&D, purchasing and marketing activities through the customer team effort means we can offer a strong, complete package from ideation through commercialization.  

Simply put, we’ll help you create product or menu solutions that will improve your product mix and drive business.  And we’ll navigate them through the development process quickly and efficiently, thereby assuring you a successful implementation and strong, positive results.

Now that’s The Taste of Success!

Customer Service Support that’s Full-Bodied and Flexible

Among the many tasks we undertake as part of our day-to-day production and delivery support to customers are:

  • Entering orders and confirming them with you in a timely manner
  • Expediting orders when needed … and facilitating those needs with our production floor staff
  • Keeping you informed of changes in product availability and pricing
  • Collecting and providing product documentation as needed
  • Investigating QA-related queries for answers
  • Facilitating communications between all relevant parties at all times

We’re committed to working with you in whatever ways are most efficient and appealing – via phone, e-mail communications, even via fax.

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Meet Elizabeth Lindemer

Fuchs’ Corporate Executive Chef

“As the chef for Fuchs North America, I have the opportunity to share my passion for food with our customers and help them overcome their culinary challenges every day.”

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