How to launch a successful Food and Drink Product

HOW MANY BEANS? offer food and drink entrepreneurs and businesses tailor-made support through training workshops, webinars, mentoring and coaching.

Our team of experts equip you and your team with the skills and tools to grow your business. They transfer their real life experience in successful New Product Development and beyond.

How launch ready are you?

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Workshop Calendar

What can you learn next?

Training and Workshops

Our training and workshops range from a 3 day face to face academy that covers all aspects of the “Thought to Fork” process, to topic specific online masterclasses.

The tools we share with you have been tried and tested over many years of new food launches and the case studies we share come from across the food and drinks industry and are real life experiences our team of experts have.

Thought to Fork

“Thought to Fork” Academy

A three day interactive workshop covering all aspects of a successful product launch.
Face to face or Online

Do's and don'ts

NPD 101 Workshop

A four hour interactive workshop covering the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of New Product Development. Face to face or Online

Topic Specific Training

Topic Specific Training

Topic specific webinars e.g. NPD 101, Passion Project or Profitable Business, Pricing, Project Management.

Tailored Training

Tailored Training and Support

Tailored to your needs, we can provide training, coaching or project specific on location support.

Who we are

HOW MANY BEANS? is a team of expert food and drink practitioners with more than 100 years experience of the industry including new product development, business growth and capability building gained at all levels from Director to co founder.

What our clients say

“Ian helped me prepare my pitch for Ocado and now we are live”

Tina Chen

Chief Tea Officer and Founder, HumaniTea

The knowledge, expertise and insight of the presenters and the collaboration they brought around topics was invaluable, but delivered in a way that had relevance to our specific circumstances and evolution of our business.”

Sofia & Ian Warlow

Founders , Greka Foods Ltd

Articles & Free Resources

Asking the question?

by Ian Meadows | Asking the question

Order size vs Batch size

Order size vs Batch size

Sizing your batch to match order quantities can reduce wasteA small jam producer had perfected their recipe for artisanal jam. They knew exactly what quantities of raw material to buy for a batch. A batch would make a multiple of 12 jars. Everything would work...

Costing in the real world

Costing in the real world

Hobby or Entrepreneurial Business? Costings will show you which one you haveCosting a product in your home kitchen should be easy, but is it? All the elements of making your product are there in front of you but… My mother in law made pies in our kitchen for a local...

Ingredient Lead Times

Ingredient Lead Times

Making assumptions about lead times can come at a cost.So here you are, recipe done, packaging done, ingredients identified and tested, shelf life completed, product sold in! You are approaching your first production run with confidence. What could possibly go wrong!...

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