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Glen Fox & Charlie Bamforth featured in Chile - CA Brewing Webinar Zann Gates August 30, 2021

At the end of July, Drs. Glen Fox and Charlie Bamforth were the keynote speakers in the "Chile-California Seminar: Strengthening the Local Brewing Industry".  The webinar was an opportunity for exchange of experiences and collaboration between the UC Davis Brewing Program and brewers in Chile.  Sponsors were the UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center and CORFO.

FST Undergrads Place in Product Development Competitions this Summer Zann Gates August 24, 2021

Congratulations to FST undergrads Vincenza Priana, Vivian Wu, Illoisa Lambojon, and Aceline Chiu for their 2nd place win in the Ocean Spray Student Product Development Competition earlier this month!  Their products were "Cranookie Butter" and "Cranbilantro", both pictured below.   

FSMA 101 for Organic Processors Webinar Series

August 23, 2021

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), in partnership with UC Davis FST, UCANR, Washington State University, and WA State Department of Agriculture's Certified Organic Program, is offering a free four-part webinar series on FSMA and food safety basics for organic food processors. 

Selina Wang receives 2021 Faculty Stewardship Award Zann Gates August 23, 2021

Kudos to FST Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Research Director of the UC Davis Olive Center, Selina Wang, who has been awarded the 2021 Faculty Stewardship Award by the UC Davis Foundation.  

Erika Estrada takes first place in IAFP 2021 Poster Competition!

July 22, 2021

Erika Estrada, Ph.D. graduate student in Harris Lab, was awarded first place in the poster presentation in the J. Mac Goepfert Developing Scientists Competition at the International Association for Food Protection meeting in Phoenix, Arizona; first place in the technical talk presentation went to Karuna Kharel, a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University.  Erika's poster presentation was titled, "Using Whole Genome Sequencing to Characterize the Genetic Diversity of Salmonella enterica Isolated from Raw Inshell Pistachios".

Welcome to Assistant Professor Andrew Gravelle Zann Gates July 16, 2021

Please welcome Food Science and Technology's newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Andrew Gravelle.  Andrew comes to us from the University of Guelph, where he earned his Ph.D. in Food Science this year.  His M.S. and B.S. degrees were in Biophysics, also at the University of Guelph, after which he was a Research Associate in Food Science for seven years, 2011-2017, just prior to his doctoral degree studies from 2018-2021.   

New Stewart-Bamforth Educators Award Announced by Institute of Brewing and Distilling

July 02, 2021

The new award is named after Professors Graham Stewart and Charlie Bamforth. It is most appropriate that this award be named jointly as during the 1990s and 2000s both ran a very successful series of educational symposia to aspiring brewing students in Africa, Asia, India and the Americas. Both have written and edited numerous fundamental malting, brewing and distilling texts that are now routinely referred to by students.

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

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: