Jessica Chambers is a food technologist at Sainsbury's. This video could be useful when teaching microbiology, food technology, or as a context for applied science. Jessica's job allows her to gain experience of work in many different areas that include:
development of new products and ensuring they remain at the highest quality until their use;
managing the quality and safety of cheese, yoghurt, chilled deserts, milk, eggs and juices;
testing and developing the flavour, aroma, texture and appearance of food products;
taste testing and comparisons with competitors' products;
monitoring the environmental impact of our packaging and how we can go about reducing it.
Inspired by the Born to Engineer video from Dr Eleanor Stride, an engineer who is developing a treatment for cancer that encloses cancer-treating drugs in bubbles, this resource supports students to increase their understanding of engineering in a food science context, looking at how bubbles are formed, through practical investigation in food lessons.
A Catalyst article about careers in the food industry. The food and drink industries are part of a chain linking farming and growing through to food processing, manufacture and finally to the sale of food in supermarkets and restaurants. This article describes some of the many career areas in food technology together with qualifications, a case study and some facts and figures.
A collection of posters from the Tasty Careers website showcasing the careers involved in activities such as making a loaf of bread, a chicken salad, a roast dinner, butter, fruit juice and fish fingers.