At Tarn Food Consulting we create innovative food solutions for your business. Our extensive experience in global food retailing, FMCG manufacturing and financial management underpin our development of innovative brand and product offers that anticipate and adapt to our fast-changing market.
Our consultancy journey commenced in 2016. Having identified in the Australian and New Zealand food sectors a gap in creative thinking about food as well as innovative practice in processing and packaging, we ventured into this exciting space. Connecting with our collective experience in gastronomy, food and food retailing, manufacturing, food service and finance is the start of your innovation journey. We work with our clients to create product strategies to deliver right first-time launches. We are passionate about staying up to date with global trends and emerging markets. Working with TFC is an enabler for your business to stay ahead of the market.
Our team excels in new food and beverage product development, range extensions, re-engineered F&B products, new food and processing technologies, scaling up, sustainable packaging and quality assurance. We support start-ups and established businesses with product strategies, brand identity and standards, packaging design and sourcing. Our solution set is inspired through global best practice and our international food market network.
Need someone to support your new food product launch or extend your manufacturing capability?
We can find the right manufacturing partner for you through our network of co-manufacturers.
Review, analyse, and implement product market positioning. Development of competitive differentiation strategies incorporating growth strategies to address evolving regulatory, demographic, economic / market conditions and the introduction of disruptive forces and changes in the marketplace.
Review, diagnose and implement efficiencies to drive profitability Value creation is a balancing of a need for innovation and financial investment and risk minimisation. Fundamental to this solution is organisational effectiveness for which we provide strategies for retention of corporate knowledge, mentoring, and team building facilitation.
Sourcing and supply chain fulfilment strategies. We offer a commercial and innovative approach to sourcing through our international network. We work to build supplier relationships to improve quality, reduce disruption, better value and improve working capital and margins. Development of processes to improve sustainability and waste reduction. Procurement advisory on managing suppliers, regulatory compliance, and ethical sourcing.
The food market is rapidly changing with an emphasis on transparency and healthier food. Our solution set addresses consumer demand for organic, bio dynamic, plant-based, vegan, “free from” and natural products. We have extensive experience working in this very exciting and diverse sector including areas of sourcing, certification, processing and, retail strategies.
We have direct experience in sourcing and engaging with producers in Europe and North America. We are able to facilitate introductions, negotiations and logistics, distribution and marketing in establishing new and exciting products in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Conversely, we work to facilitate SME Australian producers and manufacturers with introductions, representation, and networks in Europe and North America.
Waste solutions in the food and food processing sectors rarely returns the value of the inputs wasted to the originator. We offer our extensive experience in innovative solutions in returning real value to your business through upcycling.
Professionalism, vision, creative thinking, industry knowledge, networks and experience in food manufacturing is key for finding the staff you need. Our exciting new service leverages our experience to enable us to find professional, dedicated and innovators at all levels to lift your business. We work with your business to fully understand your needs, challenges and priorities to find the ideal candidate fit and at a very competitive rate.
Training is fundamental in lifting performance. Need help lifting your team’s performance? Talk to us about your needs.
Sometimes it really helps to reach out for assistance. Professionally it can be difficult to do this this in an organisation.
Mentoring by another industry professional can help in escaping your career cul-de-sac, build confidence, networks and clarify professional goals. Talk to us about your needs.
Our team has a unique and eclectic working life ranging from Michelin starred restaurant kitchens, best-in-class food manufacturers and international financial and management consulting. Our diverse backgrounds have taught us that a compelling product offer is built on innovation and customer insight. We invest time and travel to ensure we are up to date on markets and insights across the globe to ensure our customers can be guided by emerging trends, new technologies and ever-changing customer behaviours.
We see ourselves as part of our client’s business and seek to build an ongoing relationship to foster synergies and an innovation culture. We look for diversity and uniqueness in our consultants to foster our innovative culture.