About Culinary Tides

About Us

Culinary Tides, Inc. was created in 2005 and has grown to include a team dedicated to pattern recognition.  Using a unique compilation of military intelligence and chaos analytics, they have been able to successfully predict and profile trends affecting the food industry including food, beverage, consumer, health, government, technology, packaging, adversary & ally, and competitor trends.

Culinary Tides, Inc. is a private forecasting think tank which engages with all facets of the food industry including food service, retail, ingredient manufacturers, and suppliers.


How does a former toxicologist and criminalist end up forecasting trends for the food industry?

Suzy Badaracco is a toxicologist, chef, and registered dietitian.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminalistics, an Associate degree in Culinary Arts, and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition.

She began her career as a criminalist and analytical chemist but returned to school to pursue her passion for food which led her to become a corporate chef, dietitian, knowledge manager, and then a trends forecaster for the food industry – which she has been practicing since 1992.  Suzy was trained in military intelligence and predictive analytics, which she combined with her culinary and dietetics training upon entering an industry think tank in 2000.  Following the directive, “Instead of tracking serial killers, we want you to track cereal bars…”, a new forecasting style was introduced to the food industry which remains unique to Culinary Tides, Inc.

Our team

Our self-directed and virtual team members all have one thing in common – they are verified pattern recognizers.  They use technology and their specific skill sets to achieve project goals while speaking the common language of pattern recognition.

Our Clients

Due to the nature of our intelligence work, we don’t publish our client list.  If you are curious, please ask.

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