Michele Reisner is a CIA grad, professional pastry chef, on CIA’s Culinary Science Advisory Council

Alumni Bio: Michele Reisner ’76

Culinary Arts
Executive Vice President, Target Research Group
Class of 1976

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, Michele started her career as a professional pastry chef at prominent institutions such as Windows on the World. The result is a unique perspective of “food as a culinary science” in the market research world.

Michele sits on the CIA’s Culinary Science Advisory Council while supporting a portfolio of clients for Target Research Group. At the CIA, she guest lectures on various topics, including “Market Research & Product Development” and “Marketing and How to Reach Consumers.”

A seasoned researcher and industry expert, she has been published in leading journals, co-authored a number of books, and presented at numerous conferences. Michele previously served as vice president of consumer and sensory insights for Q Research Solutions and vice president at Moskowitz Jacobs Inc.

Target Research Group, headquartered in Nanuet, NY, is a quality full-service market research company offering design, execution, processing, and analytical services. Founded in 1986, Target provides expertise in concept, product, advertising, and package testing, as well as strategic research for food, beverage, personal care, other CPG, financial, and media companies.

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