Getting into Whole Foods for the first time takes a lot of work. To prepare for their food safety audit I decided to seek out a professional in the food service industry. Thanks to Natalie Ohanessian, I was able to pass the inspection with ease. Natalie is kind, diligent and very experienced working with large grocery retailers such as Fresh & Easy. I recommend Natalie to any business that plans to take their food safety program to the next level.
I had the opportunity to work with Natalie at Fresh & Easy. She is one of the most professional, efficient project managers you could ever hope to partner with. Her background in food science was a great asset since her focus was on food safety and quality. With all of the high standards that had to be met, she was able to implement a process that normally would have been very difficult, a very manageable experience. We launched many items in various sub-categories and I personally learned a lot from her. I might also mention that along with these attributes, she is a very pleasant person to work with. I would absolutely recommend Natalie if you are in the need of a consultant in this area of the business that continues to escalate with higher demands.
Natalie assisted PLM in preparing for a SQF audit. The PLM team had nothing but praise for Natalie’s knowledge, professionalism and her contribution was a key factor in the successful outcome we achieved.
Natalie was an absolute joy to work with. She helped us source new co-packers across multiple categories, implement processes and checklists to ensure successful product runs, purchase ingredients and visit co-packers on our behalf. Our only complaint: we want to steal more of her time. I would highly recommend Natalie.
The ability to have regular meetings with Natalie about the food industry is invaluable, especially for a small coffee business like mine with no marketing department and no distribution team. I’m a coffee roaster. it’s just me. I’m always looking for new avenues to share my brand. Natalie brings information and ideas to the table that I never would have thought of, not in a million years.
HannahMax Baking worked with Natalie on many projects during her time with Fresh and Easy. As the lead in the Food Safety Division and Product Development, Natalie was diligent in her work to assure that the products we created for her company met their strict standards.Personally, Natalie was awesome to work with. Creative with quality dessert ideas. Always extremely thorough with all food safety standards. As a physically close partner to the Fresh and Easy corporate office, Natalie would visit our facility, observe our operations and come on site for product tastings.Any company working with Natalie will be pleased to have her aboard. She is competent, diligent, and will exceed all expectations.
I consider Natalie a critical component of my business venture due to her comprehensive understanding of an evolving culinary product landscape. Beyond her expertise, she is passionate, relatable, and modern in her approach. The industry of food science needs more professionals like Natalie.
Natalie worked on a long-term food safety focused project with Beyond Meat. The project involved developing food safety and quality programs that pertained to our R&D facility in order to adhere to state regulations. The programs were developed, modified by our team and implemented with training performed by Natalie. Her passion, devotion to us as a client and food industry experience made implementing these programs attainable and sustainable. We felt prepared for the California state audit with our facility changes, supporting programs and our food-safety educated workforce.
I can’t express enough how grateful I amto have met Natalie at Food Happy Consulting. I was new to the food industry when I was referred to work with Natalie. As I began the process of starting up my own company, Natalie has brought a wealth of information and guidance to me. She also has an impressive list of contacts to assist in other areas of the business, which is also what needed. Knowing that she had preexisting relationships made me more comfortable moving forward in other aspects of the business, which has contributed to my company’s success. If someone has done business with Natalie, I know I can trust that person, too. I typically don’t take the time to write reviews unless someone has been over the top and I can honestly say Natalie has been more than I could have ever expected. She’s not only very knowledgeable, she is extremely diligent and persistent in her work. If given the opportunity to work with Natalie, go for it!
We worked with Natalie on projects for Fresh and Easy. We found her to be professional and knowledgeable with new product development and bench to shelf implementation. It was a pleasure working with Natalie and have no doubt she will raise the bar for quality and food safety for the industry.
Natalie’s approach demonstrated understanding, tolerance, direction and consequences of non-compliance. I would unequivocally credit Natalie with infusing the desire to change; that today has enabled Romero’s success at being SQF Certified. Whether it be equipment, people or process Natalie demonstrated equal parts of ability and capability.Beyond the professional characteristics, Natalie always possessed, professional respect, friendly attitude, pleasant demeanor, firm handshake, warm smile and always “looks you in the eye.” I whole heartedly recommend in almost any capacity involving quality and food safety.
We hired Natalie for our annual food safety audit. The time it takes to do it right, we really needed a pro on our team to reach a higher score and pass with ease. As small business owners we do not have the necessary time to build and maintain Quality Assurance program that met our needs and most of all our customers requirements. Natalie is very kind, has amazing ideas on how to get it done and do it correctly the 1st time. When there was a requirement we did not understand she was there to guide us through and most of all explain it to us in terms we understood. Natalie was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with her on all of our future food safety needs. It may sound corny but we now go with the motto of “have no fear Natalie is here!”