Lynne Foster is the R&D Chef and applications manager for Vegetable Juices Inc., a division of Naturex SA (www.naturex.com). Foster’s extensive experience in R&D includes recipe development, culinary presentations, and troubleshooting formulations, with a strong focus on new culinary trends, ingredient functionality, and health initiatives. She also is a lead expert for coordinating Naturex and Vegetable Juices major food manufacturing customers in the development phases of new products and beverages. Foster has an extensive background in research and development having worked for Whole Foods Market Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc., Haarmann & Reimer GmbH, Givaudan-Roure Corp., CPC Best Foods Corp., and Stouffer’s Inc. Additionally, Foster managed her own consulting company, Lynne Foster Inc., where she developed concepts into commercial prototypes. She holds an AOS from The Culinary Institute of America and a BBA in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.