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Chef Chris Aquilino is the Director of Culinary for


The LAB Culinary Studio & Test Kitchen 

THE LAB Test Kitchen and Culinary Studio Services

The LAB Culinary Studio & Test Kitchen, is a world-class culinary center featuring state-of-the-art commercial foodservice equipment, supporting custom culinary solutions, research & development, proof of concept, training, conferences, and industry meetings.


industry expert 

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Trend Insights: Hand Pies


Our recipe development is intended to inspire, educate and help grow the love of cooking!  My food celebrates local, fresh ingredients that are sustainable, and delicious. 

If you’d like assistance in developing recipes for your own brand’s website, we would love to help you creating dynamic, one of a kind content that will help you tell you story.  If you'd like to collaborate-shoot us an email, we'd love to help you! 

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Bigelow Tea Company

National Brand 


Model A Brewing Co. Tega Cay, SC

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The Collective Cafe

Mathews, NC 

what our clients are saying 

"Chris’s experience in the culinary arts help us reduce waste while maximizing core ingredients utilization. Simplicity in the back of the house makes it easier for our team regarding the daily preps and inventory management.


His knowledge of current menu trends and analytics for our market demographics helped us engineer the perfect mix of offerings for our clientele." 

Don Bumbulucz- Owner Collective Cafe

Matthew, NC 

GRow your brand


Our custom tailored approach to food photography is designed to showcase the natural elements of the food and show how beautiful and emotion evoking food can be.  Using on-trend flavors, and cooking techniques we will showcase your brand in imaginative and creative ways. Check out the photography tab for more examples.  

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Brand marketing & RECIPE DEVELOPMENT

Looking to engage your customers with tasty, custom-designed recipes that showcase your products, and increase sales, and participation? Our recipe development will keep them coming back for more! 

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National Brand 

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