At Solutiontopia, Daniel acts as the “Co-Packer Whisperer”, connecting brands with third-party manufacturers and co-packers. Daniel helps brands innovate product development and scale their operations to regional and ultimately national growth while ensuring brand standards, consistency, and integrity.
Daniel is a formally trained chef with over 25 years in the food industry. A former restauranteur, Daniel worked for Starwood Hotels Worldwide where he developed food & beverage as well as restaurant concepts for the global family of hotel brands. Daniel served as COO for a successful natural foods start-up for several years, launched numerous brands at Expo East & West and has developed clean label plant-based products for Unilever and other Fortune 500 companies. He is a Mentor to food incubators and accelerators such as Chobani Incubator and Food-X and is a speaker in the natural foods community and a contributing writer to New Hope’s IdeaXchange. Daniel’s work has been recognized by Natural Products Expo with multiple NEXTY nominations and awards. https://solutiontopia.com/