Food is a Sexy Industry!

If wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say that young people don’t think the food industry is ‘sexy’ enough. I could have paid off the collective student debt in the US! I’ve heard Read More …

Soft Skills, Transferable Skills, Technical Skills….Confused?

Have you been told you need to work on your ‘Soft Skills’?  Do you nod in agreement and then wonder what the heck that term ACTUALLY means?  What are employers really looking for? Looking for Read More …

Don’t Become a Food Scientist if You Don’t Like to Talk!

I think that one of the biggest misconceptions about scientists–including food scientists–is those that are on the research side of the industry don’t need or desire to develop good communication skills. This issue comes up Read More …

Traceability, Not Just a Buzzword

I think we all understand the basic fundamentals of food traceability. In its most generic term, traceability is defined as: The ability to track any food through all stages of production, processing and distribution (including Read More …

Job-Hopping is a Great Idea!

A decade of recruitment in the Food & Beverage industry qualifies me to say that if you have less than a year maybe two of employment at one company–employers see a red flag. Work experience and education Read More …