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Melina M.

Food Scientist with a strong beverage industry background; consult on projects from ideation to scale up.
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BS - Food Science and Technology
Indonesia

Food Scientist | Research and Development | Ingredients Specialist | Food Labeling Specialist I have vast experience in the beverage industry ...

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Janelle M.

MS in food science/BA in chemistry, 7 years of product development and scale-up experience
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Master's degree in Food Innovation and Product Design
United States

With seven years of R&D experience and a background in chemistry and food science, I am a food product developer who specializes in bak...

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Denys H.

Deputy Head of the Laboratory - Tov "Logistic Oil"
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PhD
Poland

I have experience in chromatography and spectroscopy analisys, now deepen my data analysis skills

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Rizwan A.

Food Consultant / Formulation Expert / Food / FDA Regulation
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Master in Food Technology
Pakistan

Strong ability to excel in a project team environment, More than 15 year of experience in applying the principles and theories of Food science ...

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Sonal S.

Nutritional Scientist | Recipe Writer | Healthy Food Adviser | Fitness Life coach | at Upwork
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Diabetes the Essential Facts.
India

Warm Greetings from Sonal, I am a food technologist, nutritional enthusiast , recipe creator , an effective cook book writer with SEO and coo...

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Joan S.

Food Technologist I Expert in Quality Assurance/Control/Food Safety I Performs SAP HANA Inventory Financial
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BS Food Technology
Philippines

I have 3 years of experience in Quality Assurance/Control, Good Manufacturing Practices Implementation & documentation of SSOP &...

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Sunil K.

An astute nearly 10 years Experience in the areas of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, R&D, Vendor development,Aud...
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MSc.microbiology
India

Experienced Auditor with a demonstrated history of working in the FMCG industry. Skilled in FMCG, Food & Beverage, Product formulat...

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MJ K.

Food Science Professional | Alternative/Plant-Based R&D, Technical Sales, Commercialization Strategy
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USD 250/hr
Food Science & Human Nutrition
United States

MJ Kinney is the Founder and Principal Consultant at FareScience, specializing in plant-based product development with a focus on commercial sc...

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Samer H.

International Certified Food Scientist| Certified Food Safety Lead Auditor| MS Food Technology| BSc Nutrition
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USD 100/hr
Masters of Science in Food Technology
Lebanon

Member of Institute of food technology USA from 2005 and having more than 15 years experience in the food industry in Lebanon, Kuwait and Saudi...

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Poonam S.

Actively seeking for pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industry as a formulation scientist / consultant
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USD 65/hr
Portugal

I have worked with different sectors in life sciences. I have expertise in Probiotic formulation and delivery apart from that I am really inter...

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Meera U.

Food Technologist (food science and nutrition), flavours and new product launches
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Master of food science and technology
Ireland

Around 15 years of experience in fmcg and flavour industry with new product development,market launches and factory scale ups

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Sheila K.

Freelance Food & Drink Formulation Specialist
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USD 70/hr
Advanced Nutrition
United Kingdom

Innovation in plant based; free from; gluten free bakery; UHT; protein & fibre fortification; vegan recipe development; as well as fros...

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Alex W.

Product Development - CPG I Independent Consultant I Co-Founder Shameless Pets
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USD 150/hr
MS Nutrition Education
United States

I am a Nutritionist and CPG Food Product Developer with a successful history of formulating, commercializing, and launching innovative Organic,...

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Thomas S.

Freelance consultant specialising in Food Science & Technology with over 40 years of experience in the industry
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USD 180/hr
Fellowship FIFST
United Kingdom

Over 44 years of innovative development, process design, packaging & general management experience in the food industry across a broad ...

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B.S. Food Science
United States
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As a professional Product Development Food Scientist, my main goal is to convert ideas into commercializable product offerings. I use a combin...

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Matthew S.

Beverage scientist and herbalist whose skillset is a synergy of biotech, gastronomy, ethnobotany and phytopharmacology.
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USD 250/hr
Certificate in Medicinal Plants
United States

Please note that I do not generally respond to projects with a budget below $5k and my minimum fee for formulation or R&D work is $10k, tho...

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Nali C.

Food Scientist Consultants
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BSc in Nutrition and Food Science
United Kingdom

Nali consulting supports brands from concept through to commercialization. We guide projects from a technical perspective assisting with; formu...

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Mirza Rashaad Sabila S.

Food Research Scientist for analysis of Food materials, R&D and New Product Development.
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M.Tech Food Processing Technology.
India

Food Analyst cum Food New Product Development Scientist in MIT-CARS,( NABL, OHSAAS, ISO Accredited Food Lab) Nutritionist with 2 years of exper...

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Maria B.

I am a seasoned Food Processing and Food Safety Management Consultant
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MBA
Philippines

I have more than 15-year experience in the food industry with focus on managing and overseeing production processing, quality control and R and...

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Naishad D.

Food Scientist / New Product Developer / Dairy and Functional Food Specialist / Food Safety & Manufacturing Expert.
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USD 170/hr
MSc. Food Science and Technology
Australia

Hi! I am Naishad, and I specialize in food manufacturing, research, and development focussed to deliver the best outcome for your food product ...

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Stacey S.

Never stop questioning things, Attempt to continuously improve on yesterday.
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Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry Microbiology
South Africa

I was awarded an A+ at the end of my school career and was awarded for Biology in Grade 12. I graduated from NMMU with a Bachelor of Science De...

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Yael S.

Food Scientist with 12 years of experience in product development of beverages and snacks; dozens of products launched
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MS in Food Science and Technology
United States

Yael Spektor is food scientist (B.S. and M.S. in Food Science) with over a decade of experience in the food industry, with an emphasis in Produ...

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Tawny Mae A.

Freelance Consultant experience in Food Safety and Food Certification, 9+ year experience in QA and documentation
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BS in Chemical Engineering
Philippines

Leads the implementation and management of Quality System in the plant • Responsible in coordinating with other departments in cases of non-c...

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Rahul K.

Food processing and food product development specialist- 4+ year experience
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MASTER’S IN FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Australia

Led process optimization in dairy across all products which include cheese, UHT milk, Ice cream, infant formula, yoghurt, and flavoured milk. C...

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JONATHAN T.

Innovator and troubleshooter in multiple industries, specializing in analytical instrumentation
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B.S.
United States

Chemist - Innovation Consultant - Formulator - Troubleshooter Analysis : Training : Instrumentation Packaging : Formulation Compliance : Lab ...

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How to Hire a Food Scientist

A food scientist studies the quality and composition of food products to ensure that they are safe, healthy and meet regulatory standards. Food scientists and technologists perform a variety of roles in both research and industry. They evaluate the nutritional value of different foods, discover new ingredients and sources, and help in the development of new food products. They also help to streamline industry and manufacturing processes. 

Food startups and SMEs are often seek help from qualified consultants to take their food product to market. But what does one need to look for in a suitable candidate? Here are some tips for hiring top food scientists on Kolabtree.

Why Hire a Food Scientist

A chef may have all the ingredients needed to develop an excellent food product. However, converting a homegrown recipe into a commercial product can be a challenge. You may need help with food product development, testing shelf life stability, nutrition labelling, and more. 

While many food researchers work in traditional full-time roles, there is an increasing number of freelance food scientists for hire. This helps startups access and afford expertise quickly and easily. 

If you’re looking to launch a food product, you may need to hire a food science consultant who can help you take it to the market. Consultants are also likely to specialize in specific areas. For example, a food formulation consultant can help you source the right kinds of ingredients and optimize the consistency and texture of your product. A food chemist can help you test the chemical makeup of a product, and a flavor chemist can advise on artificial or natural flavors that you can use. 

Before you start developing your product, you may also need to work with a food researcher who can conduct market research and help you find the right suppliers to work with. 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Food Scientist?

As hiring an in-house food scientist can be an expensive affair, most startups and small businesses consult experts on a one-off basis. Food scientists on Kolabtree charge between USD 1500 and USD 3000 for assisting with creating a new product, however, rates vary depending on the deliverable(s), the nature of work, and whether samples are required to be physically shipped. 

Consulting a freelance food technologist on an on-demand basis can help food businesses save up to 50% in costs and time.  

How to Write an Effective Job Post to Hire a Food Scientist

Here are five things to keep in mind while creating a job post for a food scientist.

  • Scope of work: Provide a clear outline of the goal of your project and the deliverable(s) expected. |
    For example: Need a freelance food scientist near me to help develop a CBD-infused snack. Also require help with labelling according to industry regulations. 
  • Duration:  Define how long you expect the project to run for. 
  • By when you need to hire: Do you need to hire someone within a few days, weeks, or longer? Indicate up to when you’re willing to have your project open for applications. 
  • Budget: Provide a rough idea of your budget and whether you’d like to pay per project or by the hour. You can revise your budget once you discuss more with a freelancer. 
  • Skills required: While looking for a food consultant, you can narrow down the specialty you require.

Ready to hire a food scientist? Post your project on Kolabtree and get quotes from freelance food scientists for free.