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I'd rather pay the supermarket or farmer for good eats than the doctor for eating BAD!
Chef Kurt Stiles is Chef Moosehopper; the CEO and owner of Intelligent Ingredients, a food and beverage product development and marketing company based in Princeton, MN. Intelligent Ingredients provides contract product development services, along with private label, licensing, ingredient co-branding and marketing for its’ proprietary line of functional food and beverages. The companies’ niche` is creating natural and organic “Functional” food & beverages using Culinology as a base for developing each product. Chef Stiles has 30 years experience in the food and beverage industry, including chain and independent restaurants, stadium, business and industrial foodservice, hotels and his two of his own “Moosehopper” New England Coffee Café’s. Chef Stiles has also worked with dozens of small-to-medium volume ($5M-$100M in sales) food and beverage manufacturers, in addition to major retail brands such as; General Mills, Kellogg’s (Kashi & Morningstar) Sara Lee, Land O’ Lakes, Jennio Turkey, Dole Fruits, Subway and Caribou Coffee.

He has collaborated on all phases of corporate product development and manufacturing, working with Chefs, food scientists, technologists, manufacturing plants and top departmental executives. Stiles has both created and launched regional and national programs for new products in multiple categories; wholesale branded and private label, retail branded and private label, and general consumer products.

Chef Stiles is a published author, contributing to industry trade journals, magazines and web-sites. He is also a featured speaker and culinary collaborator, providing a critical view point and documented research on burgeoning trends, (Health & Wellness) alternative naturally occurring, functional ingredients for food and beverage products (Healthy Exotic, Functional Super Foods) at corporations, industry seminars, trade shows and culinary roundtables around the USA.

Chef Stiles sits on the advisory boards at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and Southwest Minnesota State (Culinology) Universities, as well as Virgo Publishing/Food Product Design Magazine’s Food Science Advisory Board, is the key contact for the Research Chef’s Association (RCA) North Central Region and the RCA’s Co-Chair for the National Strategic Alliance Committee.

Chef Stiles resides in Champlin, MN, with his wife Molly and his 1-1/2 year old son, “Lil’ Chef Oliver.
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At 2:58pm on July 7, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Chef Moosehopper,

Thanks for the add. Hope to talk to you soon!

At 7:33pm on May 28, 2008, The Tortilla Guy said…
Hey Chef I guess I will have to change the name and hope the dotcom is open !!! LOL I have some pictures of you at the Reagle Beagle check those out !!!
At 4:09am on February 8, 2008, The Tortilla Guy said…
Hey Chef , you might find some good contacts here I have !!! socila networking like this is a big way to increase your contacts !!! whats new ?
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