Product and Process Development Consultant
Martyn is the Technical Director of Cogito Food & Beverage, a multi-disciplined consultancy that offers a complete business support and product & process development service for food manufacturers, importers, marketers and retailers. Cogito specialises in taking your new or novel ideas and turning them into successful products that your customers love to buy.
A qualified food technologist, Martyn has an extensive industry background with
companies such as EasiYo, Tip Top Ice Cream and Kapiti Cheese. He has two CHH
Food Awards, including a Supreme Award, to his credit. Since founding his own,
independent consultancy 16 years ago, Martyn has led development for his clients
across a wide range of food and beverage applications.
Product and Process Development
A one-stop resource for your new food or beverage development project.
Guiding you all the way, from the initial idea through to finished product in
Creating commercially viable recipes to meet your quality, cost and brand objectives.
New formulations, reverse engineering, technical problem solving and more.
Supply Logistics and Production
Finding the best, cost-effective solution for the production and distribution
of your product. Ingredient sourcing, contract manufacturer identification, scale-up
Quality and Compliance Services
Friendly, expert advice from qualified consultants, available when and where
you need it.
Food labelling, nutrition claims, product & process specifications, importing, quality systems.
Project and Business Management
Supporting timely delivery of your project and assisting you to build a successful
Governance, strategic planning, business systems, succession planning and more.
Custom Ingredient Supply
Specialist and proprietary ingredient formulations made for you, to order.
Making your life simpler, with specialist blends suited to your specific product
· Bachelor of Technology - Food Technology (Massey University)
· Food Safety / HACCP (Massey University)
· Approved Persons Course for Thermal Processing of Low Acid Foods (CSIRO,
· Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification and Container
Closure Evaluation (Massey University)
· Courses in Product Development, Project Management and Sensory Evaluation
· Member, NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology
16 years as an independent consultant,
leading product development across a wide range of food and beverage applications.
Two years as Technical Manager
at EasiYo Products Ltd. Specification development, product & process development,
quality systems and hazard analysis. Products included yoghurt dry mixes, toppings,
sugar-free sweeteners, dry blend yoghurt add-ins.
years as Senior Research & Development Technologist at Tip Top Ice Cream
Co. Responsible for the development of Moritz and Paradiso ice cream novelties,
ripples and coatings.
years as Technical Officer & Assistant Production Manager at Kapiti Cheese,
Paraparaumu. Responsibility for ice cream, specialty cream and value-added cheese
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Director, Cogito Food & Beverage
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
4 William Pickering Dr
Telephone: +64 9 414 7730
Mobile: 021 280 6585
Cogito Food & Beverage is a division of Atack Industries Ltd