About A La Carte

A La Carte Connections was established in 2010 as a way to help start up entrepreneurs and established food companies bring their products to market.
We help you navigate and solve your technical challenges from bench-top through finished production.
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Rachel Zemser Food Scientist and Founder of A La Carte Connections, LLC

Certified Food Scientist (IFT) and  Certified Culinary Scientist (RCA). Experience and advanced degrees in both food science and culinary arts.  Rachel has a BS in Food Science from the University of Massachusetts, an MS degree in Food Microbiology from the University of Illinois and a culinary arts degree from the New York Restaurant School/Art Institute. Rachel has been working in the food industry for 25 years in both technical and creative roles. Visit Rachel’s linked in profile .

  • Certified Culinary Scientist | Research Chefs Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Food Science | San Fransisco State University
  • Certified Food Scientist | Institute of Food Technologists
  • Contributing Author | “Culinology” The Intersection of Culinary Arts and Food Science

Articles by Rachel Zemser

Food Science

Formulating With Almonds- Key Development Considerations for R&D

More people today are snacking through their mealtimes rather than sitting down to three square…
Food Science

Fruits and Nuts in Their Many Forms Have Applications in All Sectors of the Food Industry

From sweet pastry fillings to savory almond-and-rice mixes, food scientists should be aware of all…
Clean Labels

Full Flavor Pasta, Sauces

With the artisan, farm-to-table movement and a drive toward minimal processing, pasta is dressing up…

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