Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK)

Holland College

Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) is a recognized leader in food product development and leading-edge food innovation in Atlantic Canada and around the globe. Located on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront in Prince Edward Island, CSK’s team of chefs and scientists develop customized solutions to create better-tasting food products tested by consumers.

Food product development

Areas of Innovation Expertise

  • Consumer and sensory science
  • Food product development
  • Market intelligence
  • Recipe development and food styling
  • Corporate chef services

Point of Contact:

Name: Tammy Wall, Operations Manager

 Phone: +1-902-566-9373



 Address: 4 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1E9

 Services offered in: English

Mailing address:

Mailing address: Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) Holland College 4 Sydney Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 1E9   Technical and Business Services Strategic business review Concept ideation & design review Access to partnerships Business development & market research services Competitive market analysis Business Mentorship referrals Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services Proof of concept Technology evaluation / validation Product testing Retail product label & packaging review Consumer focus groups Product styling & photography Sample analysis & testing New ingredient sell sheet development Competitive assessments Ingredient selection and recommendations Market analysis Problem solving   Applied Research and Development Concept validation Prototype development Process/product optimization Sensory research facilities Recipe/Formula development Calculated Nutritional Labeling Regulatory Expertise Report preparation on R&D results   Training Corporate on-site & in-house training Design, development, and delivery of customized training Internship placement opportunities Needs assessment and gap analysis   Technology Diffusion Rental of space & equipment Networking events Presentation of results at conferences Seminars and Workshops Industry-specific events & symposia Open houses – Testing facility & personnel Evening speaker series Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners   Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • World-Class R&D facility housed adjacent to The Culinary Institute of Canada
  • UHT and HTST pasteurization
  • Blast freezer
  • Brining, Curing, and Smoking equipment including brine injection
  • Table Top Vacuum Tumbler
  • Food Service and Household Cooking equipment
  • Cheese Vat (Small Scale)
  • Pasta Extruder
  • Impingement Conveyer Oven
  • Merry Chef/Turbo Chef Ovens
  • Ice Cream Machine
  • Convection Steam equipment
  • Beverage Carbonation equipment
  • Vak Pak and Tray Sealing equipment
  • Food Dehydrators
  • Food styling lab with backdrops and lights
  • Sensory analysis lab meeting ASTM and ISO standards
  • Demonstration kitchen with overhead camera and plug & play equipment capabilities
  • Presentation boardroom with SMART board and conference line
  • Environmental chambers for accelerated shelf life testing