California Culinary Development Group
  • Dennis Schwakopf, Managing Director � Dennis has over 20 years of experience in innovative new product development, manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution of retail food products.  Through our extensive contacts in Europe, the California Culinary Development Group, LLC has organized and completed numerous UK tours for U.S. manufacturers and retailers.  The trips were designed to bring insight and understanding of the unique and highly successful UK chilled food  The tours included visits to chilled food manufacturers, distribution depots and retailers and meetings with their executives.  Depending on the specific client brief, the tours addressed the details of UK retail merchandising, new product development systems, IT systems for JIT manufacturing and HACCP issues.