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With a legacy of culinary and beverage innovation for top-tier clients, CSSI combines the independent spirit of a startup with the diligence of a full-service agency. We’re culinary, consultative and creative strategists who craft thoughtful recommendations that result in actionable outcomes for our customers.  

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CSSI is a food and beverage agency built on connectivity. From long relationships with key chain industry leaders and manufacturers we are culinary trend advisers with a sharp marketing prowess. CSSI navigates relationships as deftly as we navigate a recipe.

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Kevin Gross

Senior Vice President, CSSI Marketing & Culinary

For Kevin, foodservice is truly in his blood. As part of a third-generation catering family, Kevin gained hands-on industry knowledge before accepting a managerial role at The Food Group. Sensing a need in the marketplace for R&D-driven interface between food manufacturers and the industry’s top chain operators, Kevin founded CSSI in 2005. The company has grown to fill a unique niche, combining the talents of chefs, dietitians, marketers and advertising creatives into comprehensive agency services and culinary-focused strategy.

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