My Food Job Rocks!
About This Show
There is very little awareness of what the people in the food industry actually do. This stems back to the lack of knowledge and awareness of the range of degree courses and programs available that will equip them for a career in food.
My FoodJobRocks! by Adam Yee is the first podcast of its kind that allows listeners to hear directly from people who are in the food industry and have a passion for what they do. They share how they became involved in food and describe what it is they do, plus a few more fun questions just to keep things entertaining. Listen to them here, and stay tuned for a new episode every Monday.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 096 - The Harvest Internship Pivot with Tara Riley, Director of Food Safety at Savour Food Safety International
6 days ago
After 5 years as a corporate food scientist, Tara decided it was time for a change. She decided to explore the wine industry. If you’re in any agricultural university who has a wine and viticulture program, you might have heard stories of the students going all over the world to get Harvest Internships, a time where the vineyards need people to help harvest and process wine from grapes! Tara did exactly that and moved from Ohio all the way to beautiful upstate New York to make wine. Conveniently, Tara works in a consulting group called Savour International and is doubling up doing quality projects in the winery. Nice! Tara’s interview is great if it’s time for a change in your career. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of taking risks, the power of being flexible, and you’ll get a complete rundown of how she got her Harvest Internship, and what she does on the daily. Key Takeaways How Tara jumped into the wine industry after 5 years of baby food How to find what you’re passionate about How to describe food science The beauty of quotes Question Summary Harvest Intern Positions are only in the Fall. What do you tell them in a sentence or less: Food Scientist or Savour Food Safety International – Consulting Firm. No limits in what they can do Advice: Take risks in the beginning of your career. It’s the time you can be the most risky. How did you find out about Food Science?: Found out food science about from brother Skills: Flexibility and change in regards to regulations. Flexible in every way Siliker Can you be flexible in a large company?: Maybe it’s hard in large companies. Private companies? It depends. How to do a harvest internship: Hand pick grapes, bring to the press, crop dust the grapes, clean or take out the grapes, process, and ferment. Then put it into bottles. Every winemaker processes wine differently. What’s your favorite part of the process?: NOT cleaning! Also, the fact that you can see the product made from farm to fork. Connect with Tara to learn about Wine Stuff My Food Job Rocks: I get to work with so many things at once. What’s your dream job