Nicole Gallace, Food Industry Partner

Company – FoodGrads

Years worked in current role – Under 1

Years of experience in the industry 9+

In 300 characters or less, describe your job –

I support students and new grads to start their career in food and I LOVE to spread awareness of what a great industry this is, encouraging young people to pursue a career in food. I also recruit for the food industry too (in my spare time).

Name the top 3 characteristics you need to be good at your job –

  1. Enjoy working with people
  2. Communication skills
  3. Aptitude for social media and learning new ways to connect with people

Why did you decide to pursue a career in the food industry – 

This career sort of found me!  I was a generalist recruiter and I didn’t like being ‘jack of all trades and master of nothing’ so I decided to focus on the food sector.  FoodGrads was founded based on seeing a huge need and gap in the industry.

Top 3 advice tips for students and new grads coming into the industry – 

  1. Be open minded
  2. Read tons of books!
  3. Have fun.

Tell us why your FoodJobRocks? – 

I love what I do.  I am motivated by the people I work with and the passion they have for this industry.  I’m having fun!

Favourite Quote – 

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” – Sir Winston Churchill

“This too shall pass”

Join us!  Please send an email to Nicole@foodgrads.com or Juliette@foodgrads.com and we’ll send you the questions OR go here for the questions, and just email your answers to us.

Let’s encourage and inspire a new generation of food industry professionals!