Podcast: Revel Kombucha Bar owner Adam Gallegos on creating community around fermentation

Revel Kombucha Bar owner Adam Gallegos on creating community around fermentation Adam and Sonia Gallegos have established the seemingly first family-friendly brewery that serves non-alcoholic beverages that appeal to guests of all ages, opening it in the small but popular Southern California city of Ojai. Find out why Adam prefers brewing kombucha to brewing beer…

Podcast: Mars Food Scientist Dr. Cesar Vega Morales on Product Design vs Product Development

Mars Food Scientist Dr. Cesar Vega Morales on Product Design vs Product Development Bulletproof Senior Product Development Scientist Kimberly Schaub CCS® and Dr. Cesar Vega Morales first met at the Modernist Cuisine kitchen laboratory. He was conducting blue-sky research and exploring the application of food science in commercial kitchens, and Kimberly was cooking and learning.…

Podcast: Right Brain Consulting founder William Madden on his product development super powers

Right Brain Consulting founder William Madden on product development super powers William Madden didn’t mean to go into food manufacturing, but a bet at Georgia Tech piqued his interest in barrier packaging, and the rest is a funny and adventurous history. He came onto the podcast to share some keys to success for product development…

Podcast: Culinex Culinologist Webb Girard on handling (food factory) disasters

Culinex Culinologist Webb Girard on handling (food factory) disasters Culinologist Webb Girard has a varied background in food product development and manufacturing. From dried meat to crackers to fresh pasta, Webb has survived his share of “death by iteration” and manufacturing nightmares. Now that he’s a developer and project manager with Culinex, he has the…

Special Episode: 2017 RCA Annual Conference and Culinology® Expo

Special Episode: 2017 RCA Annual Conference and Culinology® Expo The Research Chefs Association 20th Annual Conference and Culinology® Expo was held in Puerto Rico, and it was a great success! Even though it was a further trip for some of the members, we still had over 800 chefs, product developers, and professionals attend. Multiple cooking competitions,…

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…