Food & Beverage

The Food and Beverage industry is constantly changing to keep up with consumer trends, legislative demands and evolving health standards. From small-sized organic shops to global enterprises, SSF’s Food and Beverage practice can help you navigate the labyrinth nuances found at every turn of your operation.

Our practice serves clients from every stage of the Food and Beverage industry. From food growers and equipment manufacturers to packaging and distribution companies, we can provide you with the guidance and expertise you need to flourish and grow.

Why Choose SSF?

Our tax, accounting and business consulting professionals understand that there are many complex components driving the industry. We are experts in seeing the details, connecting the pieces, and formulating plans to strategically serve the needs of your business.


In a competitive industry, it’s important to have clear, accurate and trustworthy financial information. We can help you analyze and strengthen the quality of information you use to make critical decisions, evaluate risks and assess the financial performance of your operation. Find out more about our Audit and Assurance services here…


With ever-changing tax credits, reporting requirements and compliance standards, it’s important to stay on top of new developments. Our tax team can help alleviate that task and make sure you are always ahead of the game. Find out more about our Tax services here…


Thinking about expansion plans, bookkeeping services, or implementing automated financial close systems? Our Consulting practice can help you envision, apply and reach your goals. Learn more about our Consulting services here…

B Corporation Certification

Build a culture of sustainability that will engage your employees, make valuable improvements to your business and your community. Gain thirty-party validation of all that you do and join the B Corp movement.  Learn more about our B Corp certification services here…

Blog Insights From Our Food & Beverage Team

5 Brewery Tax Saving Tips

Today, the combination of innovative flavors and unique branding has led to the success of the craft beer industry. With an ever-growing demand for more and more unique varieties, it’s no mystery why breweries [...]

How to Find the Right Co-Packer

For startup food, beauty, and natural product companies that are interested in outsourcing their manufacturing, choosing the best co-packer is a critical decision that can impact their long-term success. Outsourced manufacturing — often referred [...]

Food & Beverage Practice Leadership

Karen J. Burns
Karen J. BurnsFood & Beverage Practice Leader
Email Karen
(925) 271-8700
Scott Anderson
Scott AndersonAudit Partner
Email Scott
(408) 286-7780
Frank Balestreri
Frank BalestreriConsulting Partner
Email Frank
(925) 271-8700
Jennifer Cantero
Jennifer CanteroDirector of Marketing & Sustainability
Email Jennifer
(925) 271-8700
Monic Ramirez
Monic RamirezTax Partner-in-Charge
Email Monic
(408) 776-8900
Brandon Scripps
Brandon ScrippsAudit Partner
Email Brandon
(408) 286-7780
Jarrett Warner
Jarrett WarnerTax Partner
Email Jarrett
(925) 271-8700
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