Elizabeth is a independent consultant to the food industry, specialising in the development of new innovative products. Creativity, a passion for food, and a love of cooking underpin her personal journey through twenty years in the food industry.
A highly trained and experienced. New Product Development specialist, her ideal is to develop and deliver exciting new recipes, seeing a concept right through from the idea on the mood board to the finished article on the supermarket shelf. Her scrupulous attention to detail and zealous work ethic will see her at the tasting station until she is convinced she has hit exactly the right note.
Elizabeth understands large-scale production inside-out and her mission is to bring
her knowledge, expertise and love of food together; creating successful, factory friendly
and commercially viable products.
Food Consultant: 6 years
Red House Foods Ltd/Lake House Organics Ltd: 4 years
Ryvita Co Ltd: 5 years
Jordans Cereals Ltd: 2 years
Geest: 7 years
Fresh Ready Meals
Fresh Soups and Sauces
Crackers & Crispbreads
Healthy Eating Sweet & Savoury
Cereals and Cereal Bars
Mayonnaises and Marinades
Fresh Deli and Prepack Salads
Dips & Dressings
Jams & Chutneys
Coated Fried Products
Fresh & Frozen
Vegetarian / Vegan
Sourcing New Ingredients
Blue Sky Thinking
Packaging & Artwork
Sourcing New Packaging
Drafting Artwork Pack Copy
Existing Product Development
Removing Cost but Maintaining Quality
I've been lucky enough to work with some great people!
‘Liz is a first rate food technologist. She is equally at home being on or operating at a more senior level. She excels in the area of product development where she has had considerable success. In addition Liz has outstanding values and is a pleasure to work with.’
Rob Murray – Former Marketing Director, Ryvita Company Ltd
‘Liz is a dedicated food professional who tirelessly works until completion of the project.
Very experienced in all NPD aspects, as well as processing and technical.’
Lawrence Brackstone – Director, Food Creative
‘When it comes to the development of tasty, unique and interesting food products I cannot think of anyone better than Liz Head. Her ability to take a great idea from the bench through to being produced commercially is second to none. Liz has all that is necessary to be successful great ideas, a strong work ethic and a great way with people at all levels. It was always a pleasure to work with such a great
professional and genuine nice person.’
Ed Olphin – Former Joint MD of Jordans and MD of Lake House Table
It was a real pleasure to work with Liz during my time at Ryvita. She is strategic, but also hands on when it comes to creating new products and all the steps to getting them launched. She is an asset to any team, always delivering
Vicky Cojeen –Head of Brand Jordans and Dorset Cereals
‘Liz has managed to achieve an incredible amount in the short time she has had with us – she is very efficient and maintains scrupulously high standards in her work. She has supported us on a diverse range of tasks from specifications to innovation – bringing a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience that would be hard to find elsewhere. Liz is a calming presence in the team and a very safe pair of hands, she has been a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to other food businesses.’
Joe Todman – Former R&D Controller, Jordans Ryvita Company Ltd
Liz has always shown a natural aptitude for working in the development sector of the food industry, working during her holidays in Geest fresh foods whilst a student. This then quickly progressed to a full time position when she graduated. She showed maturity beyond her years and an ability to liaise comfortably with a wide and diverse range of people from buyers within the retail sector during presentations to factory workers when running pre-production runs. Her subject knowledge has proved sound as she has broadened her wealth of experience and her integrity is never compromised. She has always been a pleasure to know and work with both professionally and personally.’
Julie Pagram – Former Development Manager, Geest
Liz has really innovative ideas and combines her passion for food with her technical and nutrition knowledge to come up with great product concepts that meet the brief. Liz had a great attention to detail , quickly immersed herself into our brand and was a pleasure to work with.
Sarah King –Former Innovation Manager for Ella’s Kitchen
‘Where do I start to capture the essence of Liz? Her attention to detail and ability to get things done within extremely tight deadlines is extraordinary. Consistently in safe hands throughout the NPD process, with Liz’s creative energy from the start, right through the complex technical steps into production and then onto the retailers shelves. Liz never misses a beat which helps me sleep at night. It is always a joy and a privilege to work with Liz.’
Gary Stiles – Director, Red House Foods Ltd
"It's been an absolute pleasure working with Liz and we're delighted by the outcome of the collaboration. Liz's extensive experience in the snacking sector meant that we were able to get a product to market incredibly quickly. Thank you!"
We were looking for someone special with strong food product development skills to work closely with us on our Food4Health project. It was clear from day one that Liz shared our vision and belief and passion about creating healthier and tasty food choices. Liz’s experience in developing products and taking them from concept through to market has been invaluable. Her drive and determination to push the project forward and her ability to adapt to changing product ideas and circumstances has meant that we have now successfully delivered our innovative new food business. Thank you Liz we couldn’t have done it without you !.
James Pierce - Commercial Manager, Help2Change
Liz was monumental in getting Wholey Moly cookies off the ground. She has a calm, meticulous and knowledgable approach to NPD, and problem solving which bodes well for the many challenges we faced. Liz also has a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the industry.
Meenesh - Wholey Moly
Liz combines her creative expertise and tight project management skills to deliver tailored products on the back of a tight brief, considering the strict nutritional demands we have for Huel products. She has taken the pressure off our in-house team in working with suppliers and her flexible working approach has been invaluable.
James Collier BSc (Hons) RNutr
Co-Founder & Head of Nutrition - Huel
We approached Liz through recommendation to work on an exciting new brief. She did not disappoint. Liz’s creativity and knowledge of on trend ingredients lead to a finished product that was better than we could have expected. She was always forthcoming with ideas and managed her time efficiently.
Brand Development Manager - Pioneer Foods
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