Menu Development & More
For Executive Chefs

The Menu Development Solution for Executive Chefs
In Every Style of Cuisine

“If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” That’s easier said than done when you’re the one in charge. The title of Executive Chef holds incredible honor, but the pressure to develop an attractive yet efficient menu can be overly demanding and highly stressful. How do you accurately predict culinary trends to stay ahead of the curve? How do you develop a diversely popular menu that keeps guests coming back again and again? How do you stay on the cutting edge while still appealing to the masses?

The answer is Menu Innovator. We have developed a detailed menu analysis algorithm to evaluate hundreds of restaurants and products to provide unbiased culinary data to innovate new food strategies, setting the stage for widespread and sustainable product success. This platform also provides media spotlights, industry news, culinary reports and more that will help you on your journey. Menu Innovator was founded by Chef Tony Lagana following over 40 years of culinary experience and product placements in the top 100 restaurants in the country. He understands the complex balance of pushing the boundaries of creativity while maintaining an enticing menu. So, he created this solution.

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You Can Eat.

$50,000 Worth of Menu Analytics for Only $400 a Year

Menu Innovator features four amazing features (and more) to set the stage for widespread success in the culinary industry.


THE TOP 100: The Most Influential Chefs & Restaurants in Today’s Culinary World

Menu Innovator’s patented algorithms select the most impactful chefs and restaurants of today who determine what we will be eating tomorrow.

Menu analytics

MENU ANALYTICS: Menu Tracking & Analysis Tool for Profitable Innovation

Menu Innovator’s data post has every menu item and ingredient and tracks what they all have in common, ensuring a successful combination every time.

Media spotlights

MEDIA SPOTLIGHTS: “20 in 20” Culinary & Trade Magazine Highlights

Menu Innovator condenses down 20 hours of reading into 20 minutes to deliver you the most information in the least amount of time.

Product Essentials

RECOMMENDATIONS: Menu & Product Essentials for Every Style of Cuisine

Menu Innovator provides a menu essentials tool kit and timeline so you know what must-haves are coming next and exactly when to implement them.

Garner the Respect & Admiration You Deserve

Menu Innovator accurately predicts market trends to help executive chefs in any style of cuisine create impactful, successful new dishes. From hotel restaurants to country club catering to nationwide chains, Menu Innovator is the secret weapon that every chef needs to create a menu that connects and flourishes. We’re dedicated to becoming the culinary oracle for new successful food ideas by providing actionable culinary solutions through unmatched expertise, precision data, patented technology, and inspirational insights.

Without any data to support your culinary intuition, you’ll find yourself where Chef Tony spent a majority of his early career: throwing darts against a wall, pouring endless time and energy into developing a menu he hoped would stick. With Menu Innovator, you can painlessly and efficiently craft a menu full of fan-favorites that’s ahead of the trend curve, on brand, and guaranteed to garner you the admiration and respect you deserve.


We had become stagnant in our product development effort, and our idea-generating process was not generating any new ideas. That's when we found Tony and his team. We currently have several products in advanced development that are a direct result of [Menu Innovator]’s involvement. I know we will be working with Tony and his team in the future.

Brian G.

Director of Research & Development, Quaker Oats Company

I can always rely on Menu Innvator, led by Tony Lagana and his team of culinary professionals, to deliver innovative, customer-correct products that exceed everyone’s expectations. Fast commercialization is our goal and they get us there.

Tom T.

Vice President, Nestlé Food Service

We asked Tony Lagana [and his team] to design our new proprietary panini sandwich line. Those recipes are now generating profits well in excess of plan for our cafe group. We will use Tony again!

Ted B.

Vice President, Barnes & Noble Cafes

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