Imaginative Teaching Resources & Inspirational Career Ideas from the Chilled Food Industry

Your interest in science could take you into the chilled food industry as a food scientist or technologist. You’ll use your knowledge to develop new foods, design methods of keeping them looking and tasting their best whilst not using additives, and assuring they are safe to eat. Your hard work and enthusiasm, coupled with a flexible approach, will open up opportunities, just like it has for these colleagues currently in the industry.

  • Subject Matter Expert, Protein – Chris Roddis

    Chris’ career has taken him around the world – from Brazil to Thailand and across the Europe.  He started in brewing after gaining a BSc in malting and brewing, moving into food, initially, as Quality Assurance Manager and joining 2 Sisters Food Group in 2019 The Career Path for Chris, includes working in QA, Production […]

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  • Group Technical Services Director – Margaret McPheat

    Margaret has always enjoyed science. Her degree in Dietetics included a secondment to the microbiology laboratories, setting her on to a career in food science. She is now responsible for food safety and compliance in 2 Sisters Food Group and loves her work.

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  • Group Systems Manager – Sue Evans

    Sue took a BA in Consumer Studies and was inspired by the course’s food topics which included Food Science and New Product Development. On graduating she joined Hain Daniels as a Quality Assurance Technician. Her role has changed with the evolution of the business, she became Technical Manager for the New Covent Garden Soup Company […]

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  • Technical Support Manager – Vicky Rust

    Vicky’s conversation with her biology teacher set her on a career in food science and she’s never looked back. She’s seen many positive changes in the industry and in her current role is enjoying sharing her knowledge and helping colleagues to reach their potential.

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  • Technical Director – Greg Hunn

    Science ‘A’ levels and a degree in Biological Sciences started Greg on his path to Technical Executive for Greencore. He says that, even after 25 years in the industry, he is still learning new things, meeting interesting people and making friends. Greg’s Career Path includes him working as a Microbiologist, in Product Development, Process Development, Quality Assurance […]

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  • Senior Group Technical Support Manager – Nicola Clarkson

    Nicola has moved away from her early ambitions to be a solicitor and she’s no regrets. She’s taken advantage of every opportunity the food sector, and her company – Greencore – has offered her and the variety it’s brought continues to give great job satisfaction.

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  • Technical and Sustainability Director – Oduro Ampaw

    Oduro’s career has taken him around the world. He’s passionate about food safety, loves his work with 2 Sisters Food Group and is keen to share that passion to inspire others.

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  • Technical Controller – Helen Smith

    Helen has more than 25 years in the industry. She’s committed to using that experience in the area of food standards and supporting her team in their development.

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  • Quality Assurance Manager – Ed Campion

    Ed swapped the science classroom for industry and has never looked back.

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  • Technical Process Technologist – Kealey Field

    Kealey’s applying her passion for food, and its production, to her work. Constantly learning and developing she’s maximising every opportunity offered to her in a fast-moving environment.

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  • Technical Services Manager – Toby Hattersley

    Toby’s early career aspirations quickly changed with his first job in the food sector. He’s never looked back, enthusistically embracing opportunties throughout his career, with the promise of more to come.

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  • Company Microbiologist – Gary McMahon

    A combination of ‘right place at the right time, with the right experience’ has brought Gary McMahon to his role with poultry specialists Moy Park. He’s happy to be part of team that make things happen.

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  • Group Technical Support – Ella Connolly

    Ella is Group Technical Support at chilled food manufacturer Samworth Brothers. A love of travel and meeting people, and a curiosity to understand food production brought Ella to Samworth. A little while ago she talked to us about her Group Auditor Role, her route into chilled, and why it’s so good.      

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  • Laboratory Manager – Heather Cooper

    Heather is Laboratory Manager at Greencore’s Kiveton site. She is proof of the exciting career opportunities offered by chilled food production. After 30 years in the business she still loves her work.  

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  • Head of Innovation – Dan Garland

    Dan is Head of Innovation at Hain Daniels. His career path has equipped him with the skills required to meet his new horizon scanning brief.  

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  • Laboratory Manager & Company Microbiologist – Nicola Wilson

    Nicola is General Manager Westward Laboratories, Samworth Brothers. The company produces chilled and ambient products and employs more than 8,000 people in sites in Leicester, Cornwall and the North West. She is Company Microbiologist for Samworth Brothers Group, working across all sites and responsible for the food safety of all products. [.]   Click on […]

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  • Group Technical Director – Helen Sisson

    Helen works for Greencore a multinational company that supplies chilled food to supermarkets including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. With a company turnover in excess of a £1bn her role comes with massive responsibility, but her career path began much earlier, in a small, family run dairy business. Helen’s Career Path includes her working […]

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  • Technical Executive – Martin Ford

    Greencore‘s Martin Ford has a Food Science MSc from Leeds University. He has also worked for Northern Foods and Morrisons. He advises hard work and learning to get on with all your colleagues as the key to success in the industry. Martin’s Career Path includes him working in New Product Development, as a Process Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Technical […]

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