Charlie Baggs

A “gold standard” is a benchmark measure in the product development process. It is the product against which all prototypes will be compared. It represents the flavor, texture, color, viscosity, and overall appearance that the product development team attempts to replicate. It should achieve the highest customer satisfaction, since it is a made-from-scratch, homemade-type recipe.

In preparing the gold standard, a well-trained, experienced professional chef uses classical cooking techniques and in…

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