Michael and Charlie Kalish co-founded Food Safety Guides (FSG) in 2013. FSG’s mission is to streamline food safety plan development for businesses of all sizes and to make food safety system development a value-adding process for companies and their teams. FSG consultants provide the framework, tools and guidance to maintain a structured path forward to achieve safe food, regulatory compliance and 3rd party certification.
Michael began his career in the dairy and meat processing industries, working on over a dozen farms and facilities across the USA, France, Switzerland and Italy. He received his formal training in dairy and meat processing at l’istituto lattiero caseario e delle tecnologie agroalimentari (Italy), and has managed operations for food facilities in France and New York City. Michael is a Lead Instructor for FSPCA PCHF, PCAF and FSVP courses and a registered SQF trainer. He has served as a panelist and presenter at food safety conferences and seminars across the United States and abroad. Michael, along with his identical twin brother, Charlie, is also an accomplished television personality as a Food Network Chopped Finalist and Winner of the Great Food Truck Race (Series 7).
A former Fulbright scholar, Charlie is an expert on FSMA, preventive controls, and cloud technologies for food safety plan development. Prior to co-founding FSG, Charlie worked a half-dozen farms and cheese plants in Europe and the U.S., manufacturing and processing specialty cheese and milk products. Charlie is a frequent panelist and speaker for regulatory compliance panels and seminars, and is an FSPCA PCHF, PCAF and FSVP Lead Instructor. Charlie, along with his identical twin brother, Michael, is also an accomplished television personality as a Food Network Chopped Finalist and Winner of the Great Food Truck Race (Series 7).