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Culinary Innovations

What We Do

Inspiration

Bring your culinary concept to life with real inspiration & ideation.

When it comes to the food business, even the best ideas can flounder without the proper industry knowledge and culinary team on your side. At Charlie Baggs Culinary Institute, we help build intricate culinary creations, fill in the gaps in your market and product line, and help expand your understanding of consumer behavior.

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Culinary

From inspiration to gold standard recipes, our culinary team can help make your ideas and concepts a delicious reality.

With hundreds of years of combined expertise in the culinary field, our team is on the cutting edge of everything in the food and beverage industry. Our in-house food lab and dedicated team of masterful chefs bring your culinary concepts to life with deliciously decadent recipes that you can easily scale up to a full market launch.

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Technical

Technical knowhow backed by the knowledge & experience to help scale your operation from concept to manufacturing.

There is a massive amount of science, technical data, and technology that goes into the food industry. From food scientists and consumer insight specialists to data analysts and engineers, the culinary world is much more than a few creative chefs making great products.

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Education

Expand your team’s capabilities with targeted training ranging from culinary creation to factory management.

In business, misinformation, poor training, and a lack of communication skills can easily be the difference between your company finding success or struggling. We take all of the guesswork out of educating and onboarding your team by implementing our proven and heavily tested education methodology.

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Events

Great ideas come from many places. Leverage our team and resources to bring your brand to life in fun, inspiring, and interactive ways.

With decades of combined expertise in the culinary field, our team is on the cutting edge of everything in the food and beverage industry. Our in-house food lab and dedicated team of masterful chefs bring your culinary concepts to life with deliciously decadent recipes that you can easily scale to any size.

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The team Behind Charlie Baggs

As a company, we are a group of dedicated, passionate, and talented culinary and product experts.

We take pride in building some of the most comprehensive culinary solutions for companies, restaurants, and retail products. If your project load exceeds your teams’ capacity, you need help with R&D, or are just looking to pull some serious industry expertise into the fold, we provide comprehensive technical support and scaling solutions for everything from global manufacturing titans to entrepreneurial start-ups. Our ideas and creations are yours!

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The success story

Latest case studies

Gluten-Free Dough Development: Lou’s Pizza

The team needed a custom GF dough that they could make and control internally and not have to rely on a local bakery. The ops team wanted to control quality and control cost by producing their own signature formula.

Culinary Training Product Developers: LifeSpice

Invigorate the technical team with knowledge, comradery and passion for everything cooking.

Trade Shows

An international seed company needed to build awareness around a new seed that could be used for a highly functional cooking oil.  They struggled gaining excitement or even recognition for the new cooking oil.

Chicago B.Y.O.B. Restaurants

October 1, 2021

Chicago’s wide ranging neighborhoods are full of amazing restaurants and cafes, and a ton of them are BYOB. You can bring your own drinks to all sorts of restaurants in Chicago. So grab your favorite bottle, and a great group of friends and head over to one of these restaurants. These restaurants are CBCI approved. Pizza Art…

Looking for Barbecue in Chicago?

October 1, 2021

You can find all kinds of barbecue in Chicago from sweet, smoky, and spicy. Make a pit stop at any of these barbecue hotspots and don’t forget to bring a large appetite. Check out this list from CBCI. Honky Tonk BBQ Head over to the Pilsen neighborhood for a some smoky goodness from Honky Tonk BBQ.…

Chicago Breweries with unbelievable taprooms

May 3, 2021

Over the years Chicago has become well known for housing some of the best local breweries in the country. Several of these craft breweries have enriched the pride of locals. With amazing taprooms around the city, CBCI has created a list of some of the best breweries to visit this summer. Forbidden Root In Chicago’s West Town…

Iconic Chicago Restaurants

April 27, 2021

Chicago is a city well known for its variety of restaurants. This includes world renowned fine dining, celebrity hot spots, and local favorites. Not to mention all the Michelin stars and James Beard awards the city has racked up over the years. Here you’ll find a list of some of Chicago’s most famous restaurants from…

TikTok is Taking Over the Food Industry

April 14, 2021

The social media app TikTok has grown immensely in popularity and influence in the past year. Part of their rapid growth is a result of their friendly and short videos. TikTok is quickly taking over the culinary industry as a major source for new recipes particularly for beginners in the kitchen. This short form style of video…