Wednesday 7 June 2017
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Considering a career in food science? Come along to hear about the dynamic and rapidly changing nature of the food industry from both industry and academia. This event provides an opportunity for VIC young members to hear from experts in both industry and academia on their experience of the food industry, how their careers started and what opportunities they see in the food industry. This will be followed by a Q&A panel and some light refreshments!

Guest speakers include:

Wendy Jarvis; Wendy is a teacher within the Food Science & Technology Department at William Angliss, part of the Centre for Food Trades and Culinary Arts. She has industry experience in a variety of food processing sectors - food flavours & additives, seafood canning/processing in an export facility, shelf stable vegetables & tomato based products - working in Quality Assurance, Innovations and Product Development, Laboratory Analysis and Production Supervision.Her education work experience consists of almost 20 years in vocational (TAFE) sector as a food technology teacher - on campus and industry based delivery, also as an instructional designer/project officer developing curriculum, educational resources, toolboxes and online training programs. She studied part time over her career to obtain a Bachelor Science (Food Technology), Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Qualified Cannery Person Certification and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. She also has a consultancy business which specialises in thermal process determinations, sensory analysis and product development.

Dr Ramon Hall; Dr Hall is currently a Nutrition and Regulatory Consultant for the food industry. Ramon has over 18 years of experience working across food industry, academia and Government agencies in nutrition, regulatory and food safety roles. Prior to his current position, Ramon was Manager of the Dairy Health and Nutrition Consortium at Dairy Innovation Australia in Melbourne. Ramon has also worked at Fonterra Ingredient Innovation and Deakin University. Ramon has also held food related roles in the Victorian Government Department of Health and the Department of Primary Industries. He has published numerous food and nutrition research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and presented at many local and international conferences.

Peter Rowe: Peter commenced his Food Technology Career in 1989 with Cadbury New Zealand, and was responsible for developing many new products, including Marvellous Creations, Black Forest and Boost Bars to mention a few. In his 23 year career with Cadbury Australia and New Zealand, including Kraft after the acquisition in 2010, Peter held a total of 10 different roles – predominately in Innovation, Research & Development.. Some of his career highlights included developing the Centre of Research Excellence for Chocolate Crumb in New Zealand, leading the project to introduce Biodegradable Packaging into Milk Tray and leading the cross functional project to establish the Claremont, Tasmanian Cadbury Factory as a Centre of Manufacturing Excellence for Chocolate Blocks. Post Kraft Foods (now Mondelez), Peter joined the Modern Baking Company, a small to medium enterprise renowned for its Anzac biscuits and being the biggest Pavlova maker in Australia. After two years working there as the NPD Manager, Peter managed a career change into his present role - National Client Services Manager for CS Executive Group, a Recruitment and Technical Consulting business. This career transition into a client-facing service provider role was enabled by his rapport building skills, a strong network in Industry and a genuine passion for people development that had been evident throughout his career. It is this passion that has led him to support candidates within Scientific disciplines obtaining their first, or next role, which will remain a strong theme throughout the rest of his career.


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