Today Spoon Guru, the world’s leading safe, accurate and easy to use food preferences management tool, is proud to announce the association with two globally renowned allergy specialists, Dr. Marc E. Rothenberg (MD, PhD) and Dr. Carina Venter (PhD, RD).

“I am excited to work with Spoon Guru who has a game changing technology that has potential to revolutionize the way we eat and improve healthy living.” – Dr. Marc E. Rothenberg

“We have learned over the years that very strict avoidance of food allergens is required by some, and that others can get away with having trace or small amounts of an allergen; it is all about individualised avoidance strategies. Making sure that the diet is still nutritionally adequate and varied, despite allergen avoidance, is a passion of mine. We need to make sure that the right choice is made when people buy commercial products, and we also need to make sure that a variety of home-made recipes, for different avoidance diets, are available. Home cooking and enjoyment of food is so important. Spoon Guru ticks all the boxes for me!” – Dr. Carina Venter

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Marc and Carina. Their input will accelerate our ability to build pioneering solutions and services that enable people around the world to cater for their specific dietary needs.” – Markus Stripf | Co-Founder Spoon Guru


About Dr. Rothenberg and Dr. Venter




Dr. Marc E. Rothenberg (MD, PhD)

Dr. Rothenberg is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Allergy and Immunology division, as well as the Director of the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research is focused on molecular analysis of allergic inflammation, primarily on the molecular pathogenesis of eosinophilic esophagitis.

With numerous awards including the 2007 E Mead Johnson Award from the Society of Pediatric Research, and the 2010 National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, he has also been an elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow. With over 300 publications to his name, he has served on review panels for journals and grant agencies including National Institutes of Health (NIH), Burroughs Trust, and Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom. He served for four years on the Advisory Council of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology since 2004.

Dr. Rothenberg has served as an Advisor to a number of medical companies including successful start-up operations that have gone public. He also has an impressive track record as an innovator in the industry and an inventor of 20 patents / patent applications.


Dr Carina Venter (PhD, RD)

Dr. Venter is the past-Chair of the British Dietetic Association’s Food Allergy and Intolerance Specialist Group, an Allied Health Interest Group Board member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and the Chair of the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy.

Currently appointed as a Research Associate / Dietitian at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, she is a registered dietitian in the United Kingdom, United States of America and South Africa. Dr Venter is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the European Society for Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Venter has had a number of publications in international journals, and has authored book chapters in food hypersensitivity, pregnancy, lactation, weaning and allergy prevention.