About Tim Forrest Consulting


What We Do

We help food entrepreneurs and established companies get their products onto shelves and into the hands of consumers. Through personalized collaboration, you’ll learn to succeed using a proven path of marketing, sales, merchandising, distribution and business growth strategies. We’ve generated over $1 billion in revenue and company valuations for our clients. Let us put our expertise to work for you.

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Our History

Tim Forrest was introduced to food and CPG distribution, systems, processes, and branding while working on food loading docks in college. He then spent the next decade in executive sales and marketing roles for some of the world’s largest food brands, including Unilever and Nestle.

He founded Tim Forrest Consulting in 1997, with initial projects for Rite-Aid Drugstores and an ice cream distributor on the island of Puerto Rico. Since then, Tim’s consulting projects have contributed to major successes for his clients, including many with 100%+ year-over-year growth rates.

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Success in Numbers

Number of vendors set up to sell through Costco Wholesale
Year-over-year growth experienced by Dyson UK Vacuum Division
Number of published books written by Tim Forrest
Number of businesses with items presented for sale on QVC television
Number of sofi™ Specialty Food Association and Fancy Food Show awards presented to Tim Forrest Consulting clients
Collective value of client new revenue, including Wall Street success, as a result of our work together

Our Team

Tim Forrest
Founder and Senior Advisor
Hazel Pattenson
Operations Manager
Luis Vivas
Director, Latin America
Jo Del Castillo
Digital Marketing Team Leader
Mika Krogtoft
AI Solutions Architect, Food Sector Consulting

Advisory Board

  • Dick Byne

    Owner, Byne Blueberry Farms

  • Lauryn Chun

    Founder and CEO, Mother-In-Law’s Kimchi

  • John Colley

    Founder, Six Minute Strategist Business Consulting

  • Mike Irwin

    Founder, Bottle Rocket Advisors

  • Michael J. Keller, J.D.

    Founder and Vice President, Vycellix

  • David Klein

    Creator and Founder, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans and Spectrum Confections

  • Dr. Gary Roseman, PhD

    Economist and CPA

  • Jeff Sheehan

    Founder, Sheehan Marketing Strategies

  • Nadine Wardenga

    Creator and President, Nadine’s Classic Cuisine

  • Dr. Kent Wolfe

    Director of Client and Farmer Relations, FoodService Partners, LLC

  • Traci Forrest

    Business Advisor, Culture & Retail Audits