I promise, this is the last Cal Poly alumni episode for a while (at least until episode 25)! But I gotta tell you about Katie Lanfranki. Katie is currently a Research & Development Technologist at South Coast Baking, Co. She is one of the most supportive, proactive people I’ve ever met. Katie’s a very inspiring person and she is super knowledgeable. In this interview, you’re going to see just how passionate and excited she is in her job. One of the most valuable pieces of information I’ve found in this interview is about the choice to choose between Graduate School or working in the industry (around 30 minutes in).
Katie has helped me in product development competitions, with lots of extracurricular activities and she has been extremely supportive in almost everything I do. She was one of my friends to whom I showed this podcast and she has been extremely helpful, before we even launched. As the podcast picked up momentum, she wanted to help out the FoodGrads cause, like I did. Together we’re working on some really cool campaigns that will launch in the coming months.
She was all ready to go to graduate school, and then, decided not too. And she brings some amazing insight on doing this.
to take care of its customers’ needs – one cookie at a time.
- Why you will never get bored in the food industry
- Why we talk about In-and-Out So much
- How important it is to get Involved in College
- Why Katie decided to choose a job first over graduate school
What We Talk About
Frozen Cookie Pucks
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Important Skill: Patience and a Passion for Learning
Favorite Kitchen Item: Rubber Spatula
Stuff You Should Know
How Umami Works
How Caffeine Works
America Test Kitchen
Milk Street Kitchen
Favorite Food: Ketchup with French Fries
Well-done In-and-Out fries
In and Out That’s what a hamburger is all about
Advice for students: Get Involved