Ep. 012 – On Being a Research Chef with Kimberly Schaub, Innovation Manager at Lundberg Family Farms
So last week, I interviewed Andrea, a Food Technologist working for Lundberg Family Farm, and today, I’m interviewing someone from there too – her boss, a Product Developer and Research Chef at Lundberg! What are the odds?
And the meeting between her and I was a completely different scenario as well.
It started when I joined Podcaster’s Paradise to jumpstart my Podcasting experience and I saw a poster who looked familiar. I might have seen her on Linkedin actually. I clicked and she worked for Lundberg. I asked Andrea about her and what do you know, it’s her boss.
Yes, Kimberly King Schuab was in the same podcast course as I was, and we connected instantly. We realized we had a lot in common so we agreed to collaborate and interview each other. Her episode can be found in the show notes.
Kimberly Schaub is a nutritionist, turned chef, turned product developer, working for Lundberg Family Farms in Richvale, CA. A former Air Force officer, Kimberly has explored a multitude of ways to use her nutritional science training, from running dining facilities to teaching college classes and even food writing. When she’s not in the test kitchen or running a sensory panel, Kimberly hosts the PeasOnMoss and The Culinologist Podcasts, volunteers for the Research Chef Association and Institute of Food Technologists, trains for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon, and rock climbs in picturesque Northern California.
- The magic behind Modernist Cuisine
- Communicating between you and your co-packer
- Why you can start something and others should follow
- The art of being a product developer
What we talk about
Research Chef Association
Seattle Culinary Academy
Lundberg Family Farm
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (artisan food)
Most Important Skill: Mental Math and Excel spreadsheets
Culinology Program offered at a few industries
A Book called Culinology
Peas on Moss
Peas on Moss Podcast
Vegetarian Meats Substitutes
The Galloping Gourmet
Favorite Quote: Maya Angelou ‘Eating is so intimate’
Favorite Kitchen Item: Global knife Full Tang blade
Favorite Food: Thai Food – Pad Thai, Curry, Mango Sticky Rice
Best Advice: Always ask questions first
CFS – Certified Food Scientist
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