Food & Beverage Consulting Services (New York, NY)


Seeking a role as: Consultant specializing in the food and beverage industry, with a focus on startups and emerging brands, targeting clients in all stages of the business cycle for project based assignments or ongoing support.

In Location: New York, NY or remote work

Entrepreneurial Leadership: Founded company in alternative beverage space in 2012, overseeing all aspects from supply chain establishment and production to flavor development, branding, compliance and logistics, resulting in becoming the top in category in 2018. Successfully negotiated the sale of the business in 2020. Founded second company in 2020, also in the alternative beverage space, and led its rapid growth.
Strategic Negotiation: Secured distribution partnerships with wine wholesalers in 18 states and AB InBev and Miller Coors wholesaler network in 12 states, alongside retail placements in national chains such as Walmart, Circle K, GoPuff, Food Lion, and MapCo.
Supply Chain Management: Led supply chain development, ensuring smooth operations and timely delivery of products to market. Built custom systems within contract manufacturers to facilitate smooth production of products, optimizing efficiency and quality control measures and designed custom packaging using a specialized material blend to ensure product stability and integrity during storage and transportation.
Brand Development: Spearheaded branding initiatives for both companies, crafting compelling brand stories and identities that resonated with consumers and contributed to market success. Innovatively, flavor development was accomplished by identifying popular flavor trends at high-end mixology bars and reverse engineering them into flavor profiles ready for mass production, ensuring alignment with consumer preferences and market trends.
Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate
Babson College, Wellesley, MA

If you are interested in Consulting Services and working with an entrepreneur who:

  • Has an entrepreneurial background with successful ventures in the food and beverage industry.
  • Brings expertise in product branding, marketing, supply chain management, and regulatory compliance.
  • Is dedicated to assisting startup food and beverage companies in achieving sustainable growth and navigating industry complexities.

Contact Kris Binninger at to learn more about CN #359577 today!




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Kris Binninger

Kris holds a Marketing and Business Bachelor’s degree and has 14 years of experience in staffing and recruiting for the food and beverage industry. She works with clients in the Alcoholic Beverage, Bakery, Confectionery and Snack Foods sectors. She listens to the needs and preferences of both employers and candidates and creates the best possible matches. Let Kris use her dedication to optimal Recruiter-Candidate relationships to help you find great food/beverage industry professionals for your next search. Contact Kris today!

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