Tukwila, WA, November 14, 2023 — CuliNEX, the country’s top clean label and plant-based food development and formulation provider, welcomes Nicholas Roundy to the team as a Project Manager, deepening the service capabilities for clients with his extensive culinary and product development work in addition to project management experience.
“Exceptional project management is a mark of distinction at CuliNEX, and Nicholas will be a part of continuously refining our capabilities and reinforcing our client-service approach,” shares Webb Girard, Senior Director of R&D at CuliNEX. “The responsibility of delivering project excellence is a critical part of our project management practice, and Nicholas is a proven professional.”
Prior to CuliNEX, Roundy held roles as a chef, food product developer, and project manager. His development experience includes concept creation, development, and commercialization for licensed products like Hershey, Weight Watchers, Pioneer Woman and Godiva. He worked for companies including Kraft/Heinz in beverages, shelf stable desserts, frozen sauces, meats, and snacks, in addition to other categories. Roundy’s project management experience spans innovation, sustainable packaging, portfolio management, cost savings initiatives and more.
Roundy will make a great addition to the CuliNEX team due to his shared passion for food, “I was interested in food at a young age, learning my grandfather’s Polish recipes and grandma’s holiday desserts was the beginning of my food journey.” He also shares CuliNEX’ quest for innovation, “I enjoy the marrying of culinary and food technology minds in the innovation process at CuliNEX and look forward to helping our clients launch and optimize their food products with us.”
Roundy attended Johnson & Wales University for his Associate Degrees in Culinary Arts, Bakery, and Pastry Arts. While there, he also earned his Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition and attended DePaul University for his MBA in Business Strategy. This education afforded him the foundation to develop his culinary, development and project management skills.
To learn more about Nick Roundy and to explore the latest culinary innovations and product development services provided by CuliNEX for a vast and growing array of food industry brands, please visit its website, www.culinex.biz.
Founded in 2005 and driven by their mission—better planet, healthier people, happier communities—CuliNEX is the industry’s premier consulting firm, providing flavor-first product innovation and development solutions and strategic business consulting for food industry clients of every size. As a clean label food product pioneer with more than 250 years of combined food industry expertise, CuliNEX puts food first, using culinary arts and cutting-edge food technology to deliver delicious and appealing foods for commercialization. From emerging brands to large CPG companies, ingredient suppliers, commodity boards and commissions, and retailers, CuliNEX delivers big ideas to help customers achieve their mission and growth goals.