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. 089 - From Big Chocolate to Small Jerky with Brian Gouldsbury, Sr. Research Scientist at Krave Pure Foods
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I’m a big fan of talking to product developers because the more and more I talk to them, I realize they have the same problems I do! Sure maybe it’s rice, or gummies, or jerky, but once you realize the common thread of dealing with people, it makes it a lot easier to ask for advice. And that’s kind of the commonality in this episode. I exchange with Brian all sorts of helpful product development tips such as who to ask for help when you can’t figure out something out, or advice on how to get internships. By the way, you’ll also find out in the interview, that I totally forgot that Hershey bought out Krave. We even get into a good discussion on eating protein and the beauty of bone marrow. About Brian Brian Gouldsbury is a Senior Food Scientist for Krave Pure Foods, a subsidiary of The Hershey Company. Brian’s role is to develop new jerky flavors and meat snacks for Krave, in addition to identifying margin expansion opportunities for the brand. Brian has an associates degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America, and a bachelors in food science from Cornell University. While working for Hershey, he also obtained his MBA from Penn State University, and most recently an advanced certificate in management and leadership from MIT Sloan. In his spare time, Brian is an avid bodybuilder, and has competed in several state level competitions. He is also a life learner, and is currently attempting to teach himself Mandarin when he is not chasing his two year old son around the house. Key Takeaways Adam didn’t know Krave was bought by Hershey How acquisitions work with Hershey Can you run all meats on the same line? Yes How Brian and I found food science Brian’s theory on gaining muscle Would vegetarians eat meat? Question Summary What do you do: My job is to make X or Y First Job: Margin Expansion. Using cheaper products with no drawbacks from the consumer ends Krave ideation to commercialization: 9 months to commercialize Hershey ideation to commercialization: 1 to 2 years Hershey and Krave can move launch dates. Isagenix can’t Best thing about Krave: It’s the people. It’s small an