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We innovate for impact.

Every new product, menu, and brand we touch
will add value to your bottom line and maximize your budget.

we are kjc, a food-focused
innovation partnership

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Deep Experience

We know food. From culinary school to careers in food business, we’ve worked in consumer research, strategy, operations, and product development. We bring that expertise to each of the projects we work on.

Streamlined Approaches

Right-sized projects designed to deliver impact. We scale our steps and teams to make sure we’re savvy and informed and within budget.

Actionable Output

Each of our deliverables is ready to put to use. Use our brand architectures to brief your creative team. Build your strategic plans with our product pipelines. Take our benchtop formula packages directly to your commercialization partners. Or bring us in plant to manage details through your first production run.

WHAT WE DO

We help brands with these types of projects:

 

Brand Positioning & Architecture

Innovation
Strategy

Product
Pipelines

Product Architecture & Optimization


Brand &
Innovation Qualitative Research

New Product Benchtop
Formulas

New Product Concepts & Protocepts

New
Product Commercialization

 

Who we work with

 
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Kazia Jankowski

Principal & Founder

Kazia worked for Cook’s Illustrated and 5280 magazines before heading up the Culinary department at SRG, where she led innovation for multinational food companies, like PepsiCo, Kraft, and Hershey. Kazia founded KJC in 2013 to bring a nimble approach to smart innovation. Kazia loves exploring new restaurants, especially ones with good cocktail programs, and willingly travels for delicious food.

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David Berenson

Prinicipal

David led Whole Food Market Bakery Operations, Ops Services and Culinary for Noodles & Co, and Innovation and R&D for Boulder Brands prior to joining KJC. He is an avid skier and loves French reds--and happily shares these passions with anyone who’s up for visiting him in his hometown of Beaver Creek, Colorado.

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Ken Jenner

Product Design Partner

Ken served as the VP of R&D at Boulder Brands, Director of Culinary R&D at Noodles & Company, and a research chef at Givaudan Flavors prior to partnering with KJC. When Ken isn’t blending his unique culinary-arts-meets-technical-food-science know-how, he’s hiking, fishing or out with his canine companions.

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CONTACT

info@kjcinnovation.com 303-521-3014


LOCATION

3000 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205