The FoodGrads Podcast takes you on a fascinating journey into the hearts and minds of the amazing people who work in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. From Food Scientists to Farmers, Chefs to the Plant, QA Technicians to Dietitians, R&D to Sales, no matter what your passion–there’s something for everyone in Food–we’ll help you find it!
We share insights from professionals at all stages in their careers. Find out what they do, why they do it and how they change the world one day at a time. Featuring episodes with your host Veronica Hislop this podcast will showcase careers and opportunities you didn’t even know existed!
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Chloe Hoang, Product Developer Assistant at Give & Go Foods
Morgan Genge Innovation Project Manager at Arterra Wines
Rachel Odolski- Flavorist in Training at the Prinova Group
Danielle Szostak – the Director of Product Development at Give and Go Prepared Foods
Michelle Lang – Food Scientist
Ridhima Phukan – Associate Product Developer at Danone
Amelia Laplante – Research and Development Scientist at Yoso
Elizabeth Hagerman – Food Scientist at the Warrell Corporation
Sonya Turvey- R&D Packaging Project Lead at PepsiCo
Jennifer Shrubsole- Clinical Dietitian & Foodie for NaturallyNu
Valerie Ivanova, R&D Nutrition Label Developer and Coordinator at Ventura Foods
Vasudha Sabharwal, Food Safety Professional
Aaron Aboud, Quality Assurance Manager at Trophy Foods Inc.
Ariful Islam- Food Safety Professional
Tina Gettis, IIT/IFSH Manager, Business Development & Communication at the Institute for Food Safety and Health
Jill Kersten, Senior Corporate Manager of Supply Chain Quality at Morton Salt, Inc.
Luna Guiot- Brewing Quality Assurance Analyst with Labatt Breweries of Canada
Nasir Hameed- Sr. Corporate Director of Global Quality & Food Safety Systems at Acadian Seaplants
Katrina Pukitis – Winery Laboratory Technician with Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate
Fatema Bastawala – Quality Assurance and HACCP Specialist at Toppits Foods.
Aylene Peter – QA/RA liaison at the Canopy Growth Corporation
Victor Muliyil- Technical Director of the Risk Optimization Resource Centre
Sashana Chattoo-Edwards – Quality Assurance Technician at Waterloo Brewing Company.
Sean Xia- Manager of Operations & Quality with Clear Ocean Seafood
Robert Cunliffe – Maintenance Manager/Millwright at Flamaglo Foods Limited
Taylor Carr – Millwright Apprentice at Karma Candy Inc
Anthony Pius Bassey- Ph.D. Student at the National Center of Meat Quality and Safety Control
Chefs Warren Ford and Riley Bennett – Professors and Course Coordinators at George Brown College
Lori Stahlbrand and Caitlin Scott – Professors at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Amy Proulx- Academic Program Coordinator of Culinary Innovation and Food Technology at Niagara College
Nicole Gallace and Dr. Darin Detwiler, LP.D., M.A.Ed., the Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies
Trish Paterson – CEO of Copper Branch Foods
Joe Baker – OTEC’s Systems Leadership and Integrated Strategy Advisor
Melissa Norem, Enterprise Director of Origination at Scoular
Danielle Collins – Economic Development Policy Analyst at Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Marc Wall- VP of Sales at Sandy Shore Farms Ltd.
Sarah Condruk – Marketing Coordinator at Give and Go Prepared Foods
Somayeh Salemi – Business Development Specialist at Klever Equipped Inc.
Kim Chackal – Director of Sales & Marketing at Equifruit, Inc.
Tanguy Etoga,Msc, 6? BB, CEO & Founder at NORMEX inc.
Jennifer Crandall – Owner/Founder/CEO of Safe Food En Route, LLC
Karen Cardona – Founder and Owner of True Leaves Consulting
Bernard Verkaaik- the Founder and Operating Manager of the Greater Goods
Sai Kranthi Vanga Ph.D – Project Specialist at Protein Industries Canada
Lori Nikkel- CEO of Second Harvest
CareersNow! Mentorship Series
Nicole Gallace – FoodGrads Founder
Veronica Hislop – Molecular Science Graduate Student and Career Partner with FoodGrads