Panera was in need of technical and product review support to develop a new baked goods offering.
Their Need:
Chef Services Group was hired to conduct a market study on current trends as well as develop a strategy to bring new approaches to current baked goods offerings – and to develop new ones.
Primary Services Provided
  • Product Ideation/Focus Session
  • Direct and coordinate formula development and recipe testing
  • Develop a formatted recipe library with digital photographs
  • Work with manufacturer for recipe scale-up for testing
  • Provide unit-level product-handling support with execution procedure for system test and roll-out
  • Provide training support and quality assurance for proper product handling compliance
Chef Services Group developed over 90 new products for this client! Panera Bread continues to be a leader and trend-setter in the fast-casual segment, and CSG was proud to be a part of their development.

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Panera Bread Case Study