Canada's Smartest Kitchen

Holland College

Charlottetown, PE


Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) is a recognized leader in food product development and leading-edge food innovation in Atlantic Canada and around the globe, supporting the validation of over 1,400 client products since 2009. Located on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront in Prince Edward Island, our multi-disciplinary creative team encompasses decades of experience in the food industry and research sectors focusing on culinary arts and food science.

CSK specializes in food product development, consumer and sensory science, market intelligence, recipe development and food styling, corporate chef services and consulting. Meet our staff, review our service offerings and community projects, and our proprietary ‘SMART’ process at

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Krista MacQuarrie - Product Developer

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4 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1E9

Services offered in: English

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  1. Food and beverage concept ideation, validation design review
  2. Consumer focus groups.
  3. Corporate on-site & in-house training (related to food product development)
  4. Cost avoidance
  5. Customized technology demonstrations
  6. Design services
  7. Field trials/Simulation
  8. Interactive workshops
  9. Literature reviews
  10. Manufacturing process design and development
  11. Open houses - facility and personnel
  12. Process optimization
  13. Product design and development
  14. Project management
  15. Regulatory guidance
  16. Rental of space and equipment
  17. Retail product label and packaging review
  18. Reverse engineering
  19. Sample analysis and testing
  20. Workflow consultation
  21. Technology validation and transfer


  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Agriculture
  3. Digital Media and Graphic Communications
  4. Environmental Technology
  5. Food Innovation


World-Class R&D facility housed adjacent to The Culinary Institute of Canada
Anton Paar alcolyer and density meter
Beverage carbonation equipment
Blast freezer
Brining, curing, and smoking equipment including brine injection
Cheese vat (small scale)
Convection steam equipment
Demonstration kitchen with overhead camera and plug & play equipment capabilities
Environmental chambers for accelerated shelf life testing
Food dehydrators
Food services and household cooking equipment
Food styling lab with backdrops and lights
Ice cream machine
Impingement conveyer oven
Merry Chef/Turbo Chef Ovens
Panda – two stage homogenizer
Pasta extruder
Presentation boardroom with SMART board and conference line
Reiser VEMAG 500 extruder/continuous stuffer with conveyor belt
Sensory analysis lab meeting ASTM and ISO standards
Table top vacuum tumbler
UHT and HTST pasteurization
Ultra High Temperature (UHT) and High Temperature/Short Time (UTST) pasteurization
Vak Pak and tray sealing equipment
  • PEI BioAlliance
  • Food Island Partnership
  • The Boilery
  • Bioenterprise Corporation
  • Gastronomixs
  • Agriculture & Food Council of Alberta (AFCA) 
  • BioFoodTech Centre