Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK)

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Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK)

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TAC Name:Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK)
Affiliated With:Holland College
TAC awarded:2012, 2017
Short Description:Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) is a recognized leader in food product development and leading-edge food innovation in Atlantic Canada and around the globe. Located on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront in Prince Edward Island, CSK’s team of chefs and scientists develop customized solutions to create better-tasting food products tested by consumers.
Twitter Pitch:Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’s multidisciplinary team acts as an extension of your team to support ideas from concept to the market.
Address:4 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1E9
Point of Contact:Name: Tammy Wall, Operations Manager


Phone: +1-902-566-9373



Services offered in: English

Areas of Innovation Expertise:·         Consumer and sensory science

·         Food product development

·         Market intelligence

·         Recipe development and food styling

·         Corporate chef services


Technical and Business Services

·         Strategic business review

·         Concept ideation & design review

·         Access to partnerships

·         Business development & market research services

·         Competitive market analysis

·         Business Mentorship referrals

·         Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

·         Proof of concept

·         Technology evaluation / validation

·         Product testing

·         Retail product label & packaging review

·         Consumer focus groups

·         Product styling & photography

·         Sample analysis & testing

·         New ingredient sell sheet development

·         Competitive assessments

·         Ingredient selection and recommendations

·         Market analysis

·         Problem solving

Applied Research and Development·         Concept validation

·         Prototype development

·         Process/product optimization

·         Sensory research facilities


·         Recipe/Formula development

·         Calculated Nutritional Labeling

·         Regulatory Expertise

·         Report preparation on R&D results

Training·         Corporate on-site & in-house training

·         Design, development, and delivery of customized training

·         Internship placement opportunities

·         Needs assessment and gap analysis

Technology Diffusion·         Rental of space & equipment

·         Networking events

·         Presentation of results at conferences

·         Seminars and Workshops

·         Industry-specific events & symposia

·         Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

·         Evening speaker series

·         Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

Specialized Equipment Available·         World-Class R&D facility housed adjacent to The Culinary Institute of Canada

·         UHT and HTST pasteurization

·         Blast freezer

·         Brining, Curing, and Smoking equipment including brine injection

·         Table Top Vacuum Tumbler

·         Food Service and Household Cooking equipment

·         Cheese Vat (Small Scale)

·         Pasta Extruder

·         Impingement Conveyer Oven

·         Merry Chef/Turbo Chef Ovens

·         Ice Cream Machine

·         Convection Steam equipment

·         Beverage Carbonation equipment

·         Vak Pak and Tray Sealing equipment

·         Food Dehydrators

·         Food styling lab with backdrops and lights

·         Sensory analysis lab meeting ASTM and ISO standards

·         Demonstration kitchen with overhead camera and plug & play equipment capabilities

·         Presentation boardroom with SMART board and conference line

·         Environmental chambers for accelerated shelf life testing

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