A Short Course on Coffee

By: Karen Diep What: Coffee Category: Drink Country of Origin: Ethiopia and Yemen Quick Fact: Coffee has more aromatic compounds (1,000 identified volatiles) than wine. Introduction We all know coffee. But does anyone really know coffee? To the average consumer, coffee is a very basic concept but to the true baristas and somms of coffee–coffee…

Meet the Team: Erik Jones

My name is Erik Jones. I have worked in professional kitchens for 9 years. During this time I have worked in most aspects of foodservice: casual-dining; fine-dining; prep, sauté, grill, garde manger, dessert, and expediter; high volume pastry kitchens; banquet and catering kitchens; resorts; overseas in New Zealand and in Ukraine. But I am constantly learning more and…

Internship: Land O’Lakes Test Kitchen

By: Erik Jones My name is Erik Jones. I’m 25 years old, and in my final year of school at Southwest Minnesota State University getting my Bachelors of Science in Culinology. I have 9 years of experience cooking professionally in many different segments including hotels, resorts, fine dining, quick service, catering, and more. As the…

Meet the Team: Hannah Dressen

Hi! My name is Hannah Dressen and I love all things food! I am currently a senior studying Culinology at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. My favorite part of Culinology is research and development and ideation especially. My spare time is spent running, traveling, “experimental” cooking, eating chocolate, and anything outdoors. My goal…

Internship: Hormel Foods Company

By: Hannah Dressen Hormel Foods Company is located in southeastern Minnesota in a small town called Austin. Hormel Foods was founded in 1891 and has grown to be a very large company with about 40 plant locations around the U.S.. It’s business divisions expand to grocery products, refrigerated, specialty, and international foods. Some of their…