IFT SciDish Podcast

Are you looking to start a career in the food space? Join Bruce Perkin, Armetha Pihlstrom (Senior Director of U.S. and Canada Foodservice Sales at Future Farms) and Dr. Owen Carryl (Executive Recruiter/Head of the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International) as they discuss tips and tricks on how to nurture your career! Learn tips and tricks on how to stand out in the job market, what companies are looking for in a candidate, the importance of internships, your digital footprint and more. During this episode discover how you go the extra mile during the recruitment process. In addition to tips and tricks join an important conversation about DEI in the work space.

Speakers:

Armetha Pihlstrom

Armetha Pihlstrom
Senior Director of U.S. and Canada Foodservice Sales at Future Farms

Armetha Pihlstrom

Armetha Pihlstrom
Senior Director of U.S. and Canada Foodservice Sales at Future Farms

Armetha Pihlstrom
Armetha Pihlstrom is a multi-faceted entrepreneur based out of Minneapolis, MN. She is making enormous contributions to the plant-based food industry through innovative strategies and her generational thought-provoking leadership approach. Her clients and partners know her to be a dynamic and savvy businesswoman that successfully manages multi-disciplinary teams spanning across the U.S to consistently deliver value.

Dr. Owen Carryl

Dr. Owen Carryl
Executive Recruiter/Head of the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International

Dr. Owen Carryl

Dr. Owen Carryl
Executive Recruiter/Head of the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International

Dr. Owen Carryl
Owen heads the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International Corp. (KBIC), the 9th largest Executive Recruiting firm in the U.S. He specializes in partnering with NA food and beverage manufacturing companies to help them build high-performing teams of professionals – Food Safety & Quality, R&D, and Operations.

Bruce Perkin

IFT Sci Dish Host: Bruce Perkin
Principal Scientist, Robust Food
Solutions LLC

Bruce Perkin

IFT Sci Dish Host: Bruce Perkin
Principal Scientist, Robust Food
Solutions LLC

Bruce is the principal scientist and operator of Robust Food Solutions LLC, a food science-based consultancy that has operated since 2017, providing strategic advice and hands on support to food businesses in the areas of quality systems and food safety, innovation, product development, and organizational design.

Bruce is a Certified Food Scientist, a Certified HACCP practitioner, and is a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality. He is also a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual under the FSMA regulations. He has completed Food Defense training through the FDA and the FSPCA. Bruce is a past Chairperson of the Dallas /Fort Worth chapter of IFT, and also a past Chair of the Food Service Division of IFT. In addition, Bruce is a part time Adjunct Professor at Texas Womens’ University teaching NPD, Food Science and Food Safety to Culinology students.

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