Born and raised in New York City, Jena Derman is a culinary and operations expert boasting a vast range of experience collaborating with chefs and entrepreneurs. Jena’s unique approach which is equal parts creative and industrious, has made her an asset to food & beverage businesses of all sizes.


Jena Derman, Inc. offers a full spectrum of culinary and operational services including recipe development, menu & operations strategy from concept to launch, assistance with FDA compliance, on-site commercialization and kitchen & commissary design.

Before starting Jena Derman, Inc. in 2016, Jena spearheaded Culinary Operations as a founding member of the Momofuku Milk Bar dessert empire and lifestyle brand. Afterwards, Jena experienced first-hand what it takes to innovate in the start-up space as Chief Culinary Officer at Wim, an organic CPG + appliance company that was later acquired. 


Whether a large existing company, or a brand-new start-up concept, Jena Derman, Inc. pulls from a broad skillset to tailor programs that meet the needs of each client while maximizing resources and thinking outside of the box.

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