Career Playlist

Adam Yee, has completed over 50 episodes and counting, looking into a wide and diverse pool of people in the food industry. From different backgrounds–ages and professions–what always shines is their love of food.  If you have not subscribed, what are you waiting for?

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The interviews give you a sneak peak into the professions and passions of the people who make up the industry.  At FoodGrads we are dedicated to supporting students, graduates and those in career transition start their career.  Many of these interviews provide excellent career advice.  We hear peoples’ career stories, successes and failures, as well as solid advice to those who plan on a similar career path.

Here are a list of professions in the food industry and the most relevant episodes (some guests overlap in what they do).

Research and Development

Product Developers

Taryn Yee – Food Technologist at Safeway

Andrea Zeng – Food Technologist at Lundberg Farms

Adam Yee – Product Developer at Isagenix

Katie Lanfranki – Food Technologist at Southcoast Baking Company

Haley Richardson – Associate Scientist at the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group

Kimber Lew – R and D Coordinator at La Terra Fina

Stephanie Ronquillio – Food Scientist at Newly Weds Foods

Jessica Gavin – Sr. Research Scientist at Nutrilite

Jocelyn Ngo – R and D Food Scientist at Day Lea Foods

Jaime Reeves – R and D Manager at Del Monte Foods

Sherrill Cropper – Bakery Formulation Specialist at Red Star Yeast

Read more about food science here

Research Chefs

Kimberly King Shaub – Innovation Manager at Lundberg Family Farms

Philip Saneski – President of the RCA Student Association

Michael Bunn – Sr. Manager QA and R and D at Sam’s Club

Ali Bouzari – CSO of Pilot R+D and Author of Ingredient

Louis Edmond – Food Technologist at Advanced Pierre Foods

Read more about being a Research Chef here.

Food Safety

Food Safety Auditor

Tiffany Lau – Food Safety Auditor at NSF

Quality Assurance/Control

Raf Peeters – CEO of Qcify

Production and Operations

Trevor Fast – Production Supervisor at Dandelion Chocolate

Sensory Science

Howard Moskowitz – CSO of Mind Genomics

Food Engineering

Jeffrey Nguyen – Supply Chain Engineer at Gatorade

Deya Trujillo Suarez – Extrusion Engineer at Beyond Meat

Amit Sinha – Process Innovation Engineer at Watson

Sales and Marketing

Account Manager

Kyle Failia – Account Manager at Glanbia (Distributor)

Russ Nishikawa – VP of Buisness Development at SPI Group (Distributor)

Marketing Director

Eric Dunn – Director of Marketing and Innovation at Nutrifusion

Consulting

For a firm

Brian Chau – Food Technologist at Helmsman Group

Ken Botts – Food Policy Manager of the Human Society

Alan Marson – Managing Director of New Food Innovation

Self-Employed

Darryl David – Consultant at Darryl’s Ice Cream Solutions

Michael Kalanty – Author of How to Bake Bread

Authors, Writers, Advocates

Eve Turow PaulAuthors

Eve Turow Paul- Author of Generation Yum

Ali Bouzari – Author of Ingredient

Michael Kalanty – Author of How to Bake Bread

Food Media

Julie Miguel – Owner of Daily Tiramisu

Rachel Cheatham – Owner of Foodscape Group

Advocacy and Education

Crystal MacKay – CEO of Farm and Food Care (Farmer Education)

Naz Athina Kallel – Founder of Eu Herd (Ugly Food)

Ken Botts – Food Policy Manager of the Human Society (Plant Protein)

Graduate Students

In school and work

Jocelyn Ngo – R and D Food Scientist at Day Lea Foods

In graduate school

Amy DeJong – Student at University of Wisconsin

Caroline Campbell – Student at North Carolina State University

Audrey Girard – Student at Texas A and M

John Gleeson – Student at University College Dublin

Deepak Kumar – Student at Oklahoma State

Fiona Salim – Student at  University of Wageningen

Eleni Gallata – Student at University of Missouri

Check out our Graduate Student Series for more info about Graduate School!

Business Owners

Restaurants

Rohini Dey – Owner of Vermillion

Lisa Tse – CEO of Sweet Mandarin

Food Businesses

Tom Neuhaus – Owner of Mama Ganache Chocolates

Sarabeth Yelli Marshall – Owner of Yellibelly Chocoaltes

Pina Romolo – CEO of Picco la Cucina

Julie Bernarski – President and founder of the Healthy Crunch Company

Academia

PhDs in Industry

Bo Wang – Sr. Technologist at Nu – Mega Ingredients

Jaime Reeves – R and D Manager at Del Monte Foods

Sherrill Cropper – Bakery Formulation Specialist at Red Star Yeast

Rachel Cheatham – Owner of Foodscape Group

Ali Bouzari – Author of Ingredient

Howard Moskowitz – CSO of Mind Genomics

Seronei Cheison – Mars Petcare

Event Planning

Rachelle Boucher – Culinary Events Manager at Miele

Recruitment

Nicole Gallace – Founder of Foodgrads

Mike Hewitt – CEO of One Haus

This will be updated every 10 episodes, so you can find the conversations most interesting and relevant to you!

Did you find this useful?  Do you have any comments or feedback?  Do you have a person you would LOVE Adam to interview or would you like to be interviewed?  Please let us know. Nicole@FoodGrads.com