Food Matters Careers

A look at some of the rewarding careers in food and nutrition


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With the food industry facing a shortfall of new recruits, Food Matters Careers aims to tackle the image perception that has seen young people avoid careers in food and nutrition. Could part of the problem be that young people simply aren’t aware of the wide range of careers, from nutritionists to new product developers to marketing gurus to flavour and ingredients experts, that are available to them?

In the recent Table Talk Podcast a panel including Food and Drink Federation Scotland, IFSTAL, and the University of Nottingham take a look at why the food industry has a perception problem when it comes to recruiting the brightest young talent, and how connections could be made to challenge that and make a real difference.

Meet some of the leading experts working across the food and nutraceutical industries – from their insights on future trends to how their businesses respond to market needs.

Dr Kaly Chatakondu, Commercial Director, Food Ingredients, AAK International – a global oil technology company discusses market trends and how AAK helps food manufacturers find new solutions.

Inderpal Saraw, Managing Director, i-ingredients Ltd talks about how his industry is innovating to meet rising consumer trends from alternative ingredients to sustainable packaging and how this sector is becoming increasingly exciting.

Carole Bingley, Principal Scientist at Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) talks about some of the trends that they are seeing coming through the market and how RSSL respond to them.

Jamie Crummie, Co-Founder, Too Good To Go talks about their bold mission to work with food retailers and foodservice to tackle food waste and explains how his initiative helps business save waste and cost.

Listen to some of the Food Matters podcast series to learn more industry insights