Episode List

Inspire the next generation of food professionals

My Food Job Rocks is the first podcast of it’s kind. We interview food professionals, both fresh and experienced, so that they can tell the world why working in the food industry is awesome and why their Food Job Rocks!

Want to find an episode?  This page is a directory of all of the episodes we produce.

You can either listen to them here

Or we are currently available on Itunes and Stitcher.

Podfanatic has an amazing breakdown as well

We have also sorted all of our episodes by profession. See below

Career Advice

What is Food Science?

My First Food Job Search

Making College Worth It

Should You Go to Graduate School?

What I Learned From CEO’s

On Changing Jobs

An Overview on Ideation to Commercilization

Research and Development 

Product Developers

Taryn Yee – Food Technologist at Safeway

Andrea Zeng – Food Technologist at Lundberg Farms

Adam Yee – Product Developer at Isagenix

Katie Lanfranki – Food Technologist at Southcoast Baking Company

Haley Richardson – Associate Scientist at the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group

Kimber Lew – R and D Coordinator at La Terra Fina

Stephanie Ronquillio – Food Scientist at Newly Weds Foods

Jessica Gavin – Sr. Research Scientist at Nutrilite

Jocelyn Ngo – R and D Food Scientist at Day Lea Foods

Jaime Reeves – R and D Manager at Del Monte Foods

Sherrill Cropper – Bakery Formulation Specialist at Red Star Yeast

Jonathon Weber – Gummy Technologist at Herbaland Naturals

Shyamoli Gramopadhye – Dairy Technologist at DariConcepts

Brian Gouldsbury – Sr. Research Scientist at Krave Nutrition

Read more about food science here

Research Chefs

Kimberly King Shaub – Innovation Manager at Lundberg Family Farms

Philip Saneski – President of the RCA Student Association

Michael Bunn – Sr. Manager QA and R and D at Sam’s Club

Ali Bouzari – CSO of Pilot R+D and Author of Ingredient

Louis Edmond – Food Technologist at Advanced Pierre Foods

Read more about being a Research Chef here.

Registered Dietitians

Missy Schaaphok – Senior Nutrition Strategist at Taco Bell

Food Safety

Food Safety Auditor

Tiffany Lau – Food Safety Auditor at NSF

Food Safety Advocates

Dr. Darin Detwiler – Assistant Dean at Northwestern University 

Dr. Steven Gendel – Vice President, Allergen Control at IEH Laboratories (worked in the FDA)

Dr. Don Schaffner – Distinguished Professor at Rutgers State

Dr. Ben Chapman – Associate Professor at NC State

Quality Assurance/Control

Raf Peeters – CEO of Qcify

Bryan Armentrout – Quality Consultant at the Food Leadership Group

Weber Stibolt – Quality Assurance Specialist at Eight O’ Clock Coffee 

Tara Riley – Director of Quality and Savour International (Harvest Internship)

Food Regulatory

Cesare Varallo – VP of Regulatory Affairs at Inscatech and owner of foodlawlatest.com

Production and Operations

Trevor Fast – Production Supervisor at Dandelion Chocolate

Sapna Thottathil – Supply Chain Specialist at School Food Focus

Dino Borri – VP of Purchasing at Eataly

Sensory Science

Dr. Howard Moskowitz – CSO of Mind Genomics

Food Engineering

Jeffrey Nguyen – Supply Chain Engineer at Gatorade

Deya Trujillo Suarez – Extrusion Engineer at Beyond Meat

Amit Sinha – Process Innovation Engineer at Watson

Anton Slavkin – Product Development Engineer at Strauss Group

Sales and Marketing

Account Manager

Kyle Failia – Account Manager at Glanbia (Distributor)

Russ Nishikawa – VP of Buisness Development at SPI Group (Distributor)

Kim Chackal – Sales Manager at Equifruit

Marketing 

Eric Dunn – Director of Marketing and Innovation at Nutrifusion

Alex Oesterle – Ideation Director at Blue Bear Creative

Jessica Goldstein – Marketing Director at Nu Spice

Packaging (Design)

Derryl Kostynuik – Creative Director at Pencilworks Studios 

Consulting

In a firm

Brian Chau – Food Technologist at Helmsman Group

Ken Botts – Food Policy Manager of the Human Society

Alan Marson – Managing Director of New Food Innovation

Tiffany Tong – Business Development Lead at Canada’s Smartest Kitchen

Elliot Begoun – Principal at The Intertwine Group

On their own

Darryl David – Consultant at Darryl’s Ice Cream Solutions

Michael Kalanty – Author of How to Bake Bread

Susie Wyshak – Author of Good Food Great Buisness

Dan Follese – Owner at Follese Consulting Company

Rachel Zemser – Independent Food Science Consultant at A La Carte Connections 

Authors, Writers, Advocates

Authors

Eve Turow Paul- Author of Generation Yum

Ali Bouzari – Author of Ingredient

Michael Kalanty – Author of How to Bake Bread

Susie Wyshak – Author of Good Food Great Buisness

Paul Shapiro – Author of Clean Meat

Food Media

Julie Miguel – Owner of Daily Tiramisu

Rachel Cheatham – Owner of Foodscape Group

Ronald Arceo – CEO of foodbox.tv

Logan Guleff – Master Chef Junior Champion and Teen Celebrity Chef

Advocacy and Education

Crystal MacKay – CEO of Farm and Food Care (Farmer Education)

Naz Athina Kallel – Founder of Eu Herd (Ugly Food)

Ken Botts – Food Policy Manager of the Humane Society (Plant Protein)

Kim Chackal – Sales Manager at Equifruit (Fair Trade)

David Despain – Director of Science Communication at Isagenix (Legitimate Nutrition News)

Karen Nachay and Jay Gilbert – Employees at the Institute of Food Technologists

Sarah Ramirez – Executive Director at FoodLink (Food Bank) 

Graduate Students

In school and work

Jocelyn Ngo – R and D Food Scientist at Day Lea Foods

In graduate school

Amy DeJong – Student at University of Wisconsin

Caroline Campbell – Student at North Carolina State University

Audrey Girard – Student at Texas A and M

John Gleeson – Student at University College Dublin

Deepak Kumar – Student at Oklahoma State

Fiona Salim – Student at  University of Wageningen

Eleni Gallata – Student at University of Missouri

Check out our Graduate Student Series for more info about Graduate School!

Business Owners

Restaurants

Rohini Dey – Owner of Vermillion

Lisa Tse – CEO of Sweet Mandarin

Food Businesses

Tom Neuhaus – Owner of Mama Ganache Chocolates (chocolate company)

Sarabeth Yelli Marshall – Owner of Yellibelly Chocolates (chocolate company)

Pina Romolo – CEO of Picco la Cucina (macaron company)

Julie Bernarski – President and Founder of the Healthy Crunch Company (Kale snack company)

Thom King – CEO of Steviva (Ingredient Supplier)

Lin Carson – CEO of Bakerpedia (bakery knowledge hub)

Cheryl Clements – CEO of Pieshell (food crowdfunding)

Ana and Drew Stevens – Owners at Pepper North (sauce company)

Academia

PhDs in Industry

Bo Wang – Sr. Technologist at Nu – Mega Ingredients

Jaime Reeves – R and D Manager at Del Monte Foods

Sherrill Cropper – Bakery Formulation Specialist at Red Star Yeast

Rachel Cheatham – Owner of Foodscape Group

Ali Bouzari – Author of Ingredient

Howard Moskowitz – CSO of Mind Genomics

Seronei Cheison – Senior Scientist at Mars Petcare

Steven Gendel – Vice President, Allergen Control at IEH Laboratories (worked in the FDA)

Lin Carson – CEO of Bakerpedia

PhDs in Academia

Dr. Darin Detwiler – Assistant Dean at Northwestern University 

Dr. Don Schaffner – Distinguished Professor at Rutgers State

Dr. Ben Chapman – Associate Professor at NC State

Event Planning

Rachelle Boucher – Culinary Events Manager at Miele

Human Resources

Steve MacIntyre – Director of People at Vibrant Health Products

Recruitment

Nicole Gallace and Juliette Prouse – Founders of Foodgrads

Nicole Gallace – Founder of Foodgrads

Mike Hewitt – CEO of One Haus

Bob Pudlock – Independent Recruiter at Gulf Stream Search

Michael McDonnell – President and Managing Partner at Global Recruiters of Columbia

Last update: Episode 104