Elsabe N.

Research & Development professional with 28+ years experience in Meat & Dairy products

Afrikaans, English

Internationally experienced new product developer with a true passion for bringing new ideas and innovative products to the business and customers.

  • Food & Beverage
  • Product Management
  • Quality


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


New Product Development Manager International

Life Health Foods
4 years
Current position
Jul 2018 - Present
Principle Developer of meat mimicry for the Alternative Meat Co range. Co-developer of vegan cheese and supplier manager for the Alternative Dairy Co range.

Product Development Specialist

Life Health Foods
1 year
Jul 2018 - Dec 2019
Principle developer of meat mimicry. Won Peta Award for Best Vegan Meat 2019 and Best Vegan Cheese 2019.

Senior Food Technologist

1 year
Apr 2017 - Jul 2018
Product developer on yoghurt products for Dairy Farmers, Farmers Union and Yoplait brands.

Senior Food Technologist

Simplot Australia Pty Ltd
8 years
Oct 2009 - Apr 2017
Senior Food Technologist with key focus on product development for Leggo's, Raguletto, Five Brothers, Chicken Tonight, John West, Birds Eye and Five Taste brands. Initiate, co-develope...see more

Expert Sensory Analyst

8 months
Feb 2009 - Oct 2009
Tested, selected and trained Expert Sensory Analyst.

Quality & Innovation Manager

Dun Robin Ice Creams
3 years
Jan 1994 - Jan 1997
Design and set up a new QA laboratory for Micro and Chemical testing. Manage overall Quality Control (HACCP, raw materials and finished goods) of bulk and novelty ice creams and factory...see more

Laboratory Technician

Elsenburg Agricultural College
1 year
Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
Chemical and Microbiological testing of dairy products. Testing of raw milk for grading purposes. Provide training and support to dairy farmers to improve milk quality. Technical assist...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Food & Beverage

Role experience

  • Product Management
  • Quality