Next Generation Food, Nutritional and FDA Regulated Products Recruiting

Experienced professionals with proven track record in All Natural Foods, Infant Formula, cGMP Next Generation Foods, Novel Flavors and OTC Pharmaceuticals.

  • All-Natural Foods: Plant-based milked grains nuts & seeds, almond milk, cashew milk & low-acid aseptic beverage products, meatless foods, non-dairy alternatives
  • cGMP Regulated Foods: Infant formula, dairy based products, nutritional foods, food safety
  • Flavors and Fragrances: Fermentation sciences, taste modulation, alternative proteins, biochemistry
  • OTC Pharmaceuticals: Soft gels, gummies, topicals, gels, creams, ointments, semisolids, monograph products

Case Study: Elmhurst

ELMHURST based in Elma, NY outside of Buffalo uses an innovative milking process that produces a delicious, wholesome, non-dairy milk that maximizes the nutrition of whole nuts, releasing a superior creamy texture without industrial stabilizers, emulsifiers or gums. Laguna Source is partnering with Elmhurst with a monthly FLEX Recruiting agreement. Direct Hire placements as well as consulting fees are calculated based on a contingency rate offsetting a monthly retainer fee. Elmhurst gains the flexibility to hire candidates full-time, part-time or on consulting assignments based on their recruiting and staffing needs. Within 6 months, Laguna Source placed 5+ candidates further boosting Elmhurst’s R&D, Product Development, Sales (Retail and Food Service), Marketing and Direct-to-Consumer E-Commerce businesses.


Kathy helped us to find candidates with extremely hard to find niche skill sets in the R&D/Product Marketing space. She was able to identify quality candidates who not only had the experience we were looking for but candidates who truly fit with our company culture and brand values. I could count on her to provide timely updates, keep candidates engaged throughout the hiring process, and provide exceptional service.

— Chantell Cooper, Director Talent Acquisition at Arbonne

Recent Placements

Principal Food Scientist

Leading Research, Product Development & Stage-Gate Innovation efforts for novel all-natural milked nut and plant-based dairy food alternatives.

Sensory Consumer Science Excellence Manager Nutrition

Leading Global Sensory and Consumer Research teams for Infant Formula and Nutritional product development

Principal Food & Nutritional Scientist

Leading Research, Product Development & Stage-Gate Innovation efforts for novel all-natural milked nut and plant-based dairy food alternatives.

General Manager Low Acid Aseptic Manufacturing Ops

Overseeing Site ops, plant manufacturing, capital projects, line expansions and technical operations for low acid aseptic beverages.


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