Food Science Graduate Student Association tours Jelly Belly factory

February 23, 2018

The UC Davis Food Science Graduate Student Association organized a tour at the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield.

On February 21st, 2018, Food Science graduate students and visiting scholars went to visit the Jelly Belly factory.  They were warmly welcomed by Reg Nelson, Jelly Belly's Director of Global Procurement (who is also a member of the Food Science and Technology Department's industry advisory board), and Irena Miles, Director of Regulatory and Research & Development.

End of Waste project featured at 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

February 13, 2018

Students who are working on End of Waste, the food waste prevention project under the Department of Food Science and Technology, were fortunate enough to be featured at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show. The project team presented their product, Mocha Bite, made from 40% upcycled material. The specific upcycled materials in the mocha bite include almond pomace (the byproduct of creating almond milk) and coffee grounds leftover from cold-brew coffee production.

FST Students visit the 2018 Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

February 05, 2018

UC Davis food science students were invited back to the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The trade show is put on by the Specialty Food Association every year at Moscone Center.  Over sixty FST students learned about product development and food trends by speaking directly to vendors at the show. For students new to networking, sampling products was a great way to start a conversation and learn about a vendor’s journey in the food industry.

Congratulations to the 2018 Marie and William Cruess Scholarship Recipients

January 22, 2018

The 2018 Marie and William Cruess Scholarships have been awarded to UC Davis FST juniors and seniors who are pursuing FST or Nutrition degrees.  This year's recipients are Kyla Broderick, Annie Chan, Theodosia Chryssogelos, Azella Gunarto, Maddison Gurrola, Matthew Poon, Chenhao Qian, Alejandro Saldivar and Adley Tong. The NCIFT Cruess Scholarship Committee awarded $1000 scholarship to each student. 

Student Spotlight: Undergraduate Juan Alonso

January 10, 2018

Juan Alonso is a transfer student from Napa Valley College who's currently a fourth-year undergraduate in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Juan is originally from a small town in the state of Michoacan, Mexico but migrated to the Napa Valley when he was only four years old. Juan comes from a family of farmers that planted corn and strawberries back in Mexico, who quickly adjusted to working with grapes. This is the root of his interest in agriculture.

Sign up for the Winemaking summer abroad program in France Andrea Thompson November 27, 2017
This program introduces students to winemaking and covers grape types, grape production, fermentation science, wine styles, alcohol and health, sensory evaluation, wine history, and an overview of the major wine regions of the world. We will use the opportunity of being in France to visit many of the major French wine regions, including Alsace, Burgundy, Beaujolais, the northern and southern Rhone, and Provence.