Why work with us

The NoWFOOD Centre is located on the vibrant Parkgate Road campus of the University of Chester. Being located within an academic community adds value to the wealth of specialist resources and knowledge available to our clients.

NoWFOOD considers itself a hub for food innovation. We are unique in that all of our services and facilities are under one roof making NoWFOOD a “one stop shop” for product development. This enables clients to navigate from development, through production and finally to market all within one innovative facility.

NoWFOOD offers hands-on support from experienced and skilled food development scientists and technologists. This ranges from general business advice through to detailed research and testing. Food Development Technologists can also visit client premises to advise on processes, equipment routes to market.

There is an enormous growth and interest in artisan food products across the region. Many will be using their own kitchens at home and selling through local farmers’ markets, which could make it difficult to push the business onto the next level. NoWFOOD has several specialist incubation units, equipped with sinks, fridge/freezers and worktop space. This will allow producers to upscale their production and have easy access to test kitchens and other technical equipment.