June 2021

Welcome to New FST Chair Chris Simmons Zann Gates June 30, 2021

Please join our department in welcoming our new Chair, Christopher Simmons.  Chris is a Professor who joined Food Science and Technology in 2013.  He earned his Ph.D. (as well as his B.S. and M.S.) in Biological Systems Engineering, UC Davis.  After earning his Ph.D. in 2011, he was a postdoc at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville for two years. 

Food Science alumnus Martin Yan in the news - New York Times

June 17, 2021

Read food writer Priya Krishna's recent article in the New York Times (June 15th, 2021) on chef and celebrity Martin Yan, titled "Four Decades on, Martin Yan Faces a New Audience and a New World" for a fresh and timely look at a famous UC Davis food science graduate.  Martin Yan earned his bachelor's degree in 1973 and a master's in 1977; he also has a UC Davis Distinguished Achievement Award, 2013.  

Rutherford Hill Winery is Hiring Ahmad Hakim June 17, 2021

Rutherford Hill Winery is now hiring for the 2021 Harvest Season! We specialize in making Merlot as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé. We are looking for passionate individuals who are dedicated to working hard and making great wines!

Duration of the assignment is from June to November

Positions available:

Chimney Rock Winery is Hiring

June 17, 2021

Chimney Rock Winery is now hiring for the 2021 Harvest Season!  We specialize in making world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap District. We are looking for passionate individuals who are dedicated to working hard and making great wines! Duration of the assignment is from September to mid-December.  Come join our extraordinary team for an unforgettable harvest!

Cellar Harvest Intern Duties and Responsibilities:

Junior Specialist - Mills Lab

June 04, 2021
The Junior Specialist position is an entry-level position. In general, it is inappropriate to appoint an individual with a Master’s or doctoral degree in the relevant discipline or a baccalaureate degree plus three or more years of experience with the specialized methods as a Junior Specialist.

Viticulture and Enology Extension Update

June 01, 2021

The extension and industry relations team was busy as usual these last few months.  We had a booth at the virtual Unified Symposium in January 2021, and although we did not have as many people stop by, those who did had some fruitful conversations.  We presented three “On Campus” programs via Zoom: Healthy Vineyard Soils; Wine Regulations; and Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology (RAVE).