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…

Modern Mexican Cuisine in America

By: Melinda Russell As food culture enthusiasts, you probably already know Mexican food is trending upwards; and we’re not talking about stuffed burritos, over-marinated ceviche, or (extra) fatty carnitas tacos served over greasy tortillas a la plancha. Authentic Mexican food is rustic, peasant-like food that’s surprisingly light. We’re experiencing a culinary revolution of elegant Mexican…

7 Questions with John Draz

By: Melinda Russell Featured Culinologist: John Draz, Executive Research Chef at Ed Miniat, LLC Education: AOS Culinary Arts – Culinary Institute of America BA Culinary Management – Kendall College What’s a typical day at your job? There is no “typical” in my position, which is one of the things I like best.  I may spend the…

Meet the Team: Melinda Russell

Hey! My name is Melinda Russell, and I am currently a sophomore at Clemson University. The degree I am striving to receive is a Bachelor of Science in Food Science with a concentration in technology and emphasis in Culinology. I know, it is a mouthful. Sometimes I do not even remember the technical name, all…