Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt)

Based at George Brown College, the Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt) is a research and development group that specializes in getting new food products into the market and onto store shelves.

FIRSt provides a unique service offering that combines food science with the culinary arts. FIRSt builds on George Brown College’s extensive experience serving the food industry through its training, applied research, and product development activities. It integrates an expert food science applied research, recipe, and product development team with cutting-edge research laboratories, test kitchens, and equipment. Through FIRSt, industry clients can swiftly and cost-effectively develop and commercialize new food products.


The Food Innovation & Research Studio
215 King Street East – Room 416
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1J9

Areas of Expertise

Market & concept assessment
Food product development
Recipe creation & development
Consumer sensory evaluation
Customized workshops & training
CFIA compliant nutritional analysis & labeling


Product R&D
Skills & Professional Development

Contact Information



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Published: April 22, 2022

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