About Us

Over 30 years of industry experience in restaurants, manufacturing and marketing.  With hundreds of industry connections, I am ready to support Brands, Private Label or Start-Ups in Manufacturing & Restaurants with solutions that are developed using trends and insights!

About Our Services

Fractional Leadership

Able to work in part-time leadership roles to fills gaps as you grow.  Skilled in Culinary, Product Development, or Operational Leadership roles.


With over 30 years of industry experience developing products that have delivered $100’s mm in sales.

Product Development

Ability to develop both Innovation and Renovations to meet you and your customer’s needs, all based on trends and insights!

Concept Selling (aka) Collaborative Innovation

Deliver solutions to increase speed to market and higher sales by understanding the needs and pain points and leveraging partnerships and collaborations to Develop Solutions!


Work with you and/or your facility to oversee successful product launches.


Source, supply, and plan for short and longer-term needs to fully deliver the products.

Strategic Development

Develop Long and Short-Term goals, to meet your needs and deliver on your goals.  Creating Focus and Alignment across all departments.

Food Show / Trade Show / Demos

Able to support or organize and execute against any food show or demo, from the NRA show to Gulfood Show to Local Distributors and customer presentations, nothing is out of scope!


Representing Bel Brands from a Culinary perspective to include Sales Training and Guidance on how to use Bel Brand products within the Foodservice category.

“Mike was hired in a consulting role for Bel Brands. During his tenure with Bel, Mike was initially hired to develop training outlines for our sales organization. It was evident after a very short period that Mike would be able to provide much more to our business unit. From recipe development to Foodservice insights, to working with our sales organization in a selling chef role, Mike knocked it out of the park!”

Fred Moye, National Accounts Lead

Working with Mr Bing to achieve commercialized product, work with and develop copacker relations and then begin next products into market.

“Mr Bing Foods would not be where it is today without Mike’s rare combination of manufacturing and logistics, culinary, retail, and food service experience, which were critical in growing Mr Bing from a contract kitchen with direct sales, to manufactured product with national distribution. “

“During this time, the company achieved a 15% reduction in COGS, exceeded FY 2021 sales in Q1 2022, and is on track for 8x growth in FY 2022. This was a direct result of Mike’s contributions to the company, and occurred during a 40-year high inflationary period with severe supply chain shortages.”

“I would recommend Mike to any fast-growing company looking to establish robust production, process, and operations capacities, and am happy to share our experiences further on a call.”

Brian Goldberg CEO / Benjamin Duvall COO

Culinary, New Product Development, Commercialization Consultant

“Mike Leitner and I worked closely when he was employed by Rite Stuff Foods, Inc. as the Director of Product Development and also as his time as a Consultant for Rite Stuff Foods, Inc as well.

Mike is unquestionably the most knowledgeable professional I have ever known relative to formula enhancement, product development from concept to production and the integration of product parameters to meet customer expectations. His work be that Product Development, product revisions, commercialization, presentations, etc was always done with professionalism and pride.

Also a great person to include in sales presentations because of his far reaching informational base. I highly recommend Mike Leitner as a consultant and a colleague!”

David Moore, Rite Stuff Foods Director of Sales

Culinary Development of recipes and process for a new restaurant concept

“Mike worked diligently with us in developing the taste profile we were looking for and his expertise in the food industry has been invaluable. His deep knowledge of food, professionalism, and work ethic are all qualities that were evident in his work and in his communications.”

“I would highly recommend working with him.”

Rana A. Batterjee, Vice President

Researched, sourced samples and pricing then outlined Gluten Free Cauliflower Crust options for Oath Pizza.

Your timing, followup, communication, and results were great, thank you so much!
Tianna Alfieri, Director Growth Partnerships & Marketing Operations

Culinary development to include developing recipes for website use.

Working on recipe layout, design, training, and development.  In addition to working on creating repeatable and easy-to-execute and train processes.

“I have been very impressed with Mike’s ability to bring expertise and adapt it to where an organization is in its journey as well as the culture of its people.
Such a well-rounded expert with a great mix of bottom-up and top-down approach!
Thank YOU Mike for your contribution.”

Lionel Vincenti, Vice President Operations

Product development, manufacturing partner development, and commercialization.

Culinary development and sales support – Ideation, Presentations, Recipe Development.

Consulting support to review and update Operations, Food Quality, and Food Safety to help upstart and growing Fast Casual chain further grow with confidence.

Trusted partner brought in to work with clients to help with Culinary or Product Development, as well as work in Menu Ideation, evaluate and review new products and work Trade Shows and other Industry Events.

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