Textured Food Innovations is a Limited Liability Company located on Long Island, NY. The company was founded in 2015 by Drs. Carol Letzter and John Amato, speech pathologists specializing in treating patients with a variety of health-related conditions requiring them to consume modified-textured diets. Other individuals involved in the business operations include other speech pathologists, licensed dietitians and culinary chefs. Their team has worked together for many years andhas established trusted relationships with numerous healthcare facilities throughout New York State, and has been working diligently for the past year in preparing the build out of its commercial facility located in Carle Place, New York.Textured Food Innovations will be processing specialized contoured pureed meals, prepared with fresh ingredients, high levels of protein, low levels of sodium and glucose, without GMO’s and commercial thickeners, for individuals with dysphagia. Textured Food will be offered to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and private residents, as well as offering a children’s menu for those with a variety of neurological disorders or cancers for children to consume pureed meals. The goal of the company is to provide meals that look and taste delicious, and provide the required nutrients for adequate nourishment and hydration.
MTRC has been very influential in providing valuable resources to utilize in the startup of our new business in the areas of technical advice, technology, funding, and networking with other companies through the Coffee & Connect series of breakfast meetings. We will be collaborating with other local businesses such as East End Institute, and Little Bird Kitchen, to leverage our capabilities and expand our product line.