Podcast S2E03: Author and Chef Ali Bouzari on chef vs scientist techniques and benches

Author and Chef Ali Bouzari on chef vs scientist techniques and benches Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food Author Ali Bouzari has a strong identity of being both a experienced chef and PhD food scientist, but he doesn’t feel like Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde. Rather, he draws from both worlds and has crafted…

Podcast: Research Chefs Association President Catherine Proper

Full podcast here. Chef Catherine Proper has been a lifelong member of the Research Chefs Association after joining during her college years. After serving on several volunteer leadership committees while also progressing her career, Chef Catherine has a deep understanding of the legacy of the organization and a keen eye on the future. She is…

Vanilla Industry Questions and Student Advice with Darian Rottmann, National Sales Manager, Lochhead Manufacturing Company

By Melinda Russell Name: Darian Rottmann Job title: National Sales Manager    Company: Lochhead Manufacturing Company Education: Bachelors Industrial Engineering & Technology   How did you find your way into the vanilla industry? My 1st professional job was in sales working for a company that was a chemical distributor out of ST Louis, MO. We supplied…

Podcast International: Griffith Foods Corporate Chef Subra Balakrishnan on Culinology in Canada and English Chef Gavin Draper’s Gluten Free Repertoire Cookbook

This week our podcast interviews have gone international and features Culinologists with R&D origins in Canada and England. We are happy to share their insightful career advice and global food R&D working experience! Subra Balakrishnan’s podcast interview begins with his successfully transitioned from restaurant Sous Chef to now Griffith Foods Corporate Chef. Balakrishnan explains the…

Interview with Kami Smith, Director of Culinary Showcasing at Pecan Deluxe Candy Company

By Melinda Russell Name: Kami R Smith Job Title and Company: Director of Culinary Showcasing; Pecan Deluxe Candy Company Education: Tennessee Technological University B.S. Foods, Nutrition, & Dietetics; A.A.S. Johnson & Wales Baking Pastry Arts Can you talk about your Pastry Chef Experience and certifications? My Pastry Experience is split in two dimensions: Productions &…