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Meet Sita Kacker – Food Product Developer

Sita Kacker, Product Developer
Sita Kacker has a degree in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science from the University of Guelph. She also completed a M.Sc. thesis degree there with the faculty of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences.

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If you dream about being Willy Wonka in a chocolate factory, this might be the job for you. A food product developer is a little bit mad scientist and a lot foodie, creating new packaged foods that meet a consumer need and can be produced on a large scale.

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For the past 15 years, Claudia Biachi has been making food look great in pictures and on film. She’s a hyper detail-focused food stylist and also pulls food together as a producer/director for Food Network Canada shows including Top Chef Canada.

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It’s one thing to cook up a delicious batch of spaghetti sauce, but it’s another to arrange the pasta and sauce on a plate just so for a beautiful and appetizing photograph.

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Emily Richards has a Bachelor of Science, Home Economics specializing in Food and Nutrition from the University of Western Ontario as well as over 15 years experience in the food world.

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Some people see a recipe developer as an artist in the kitchen: pairing this ingredient with that, adding a pinch more of this herb or spice. In some ways, there is a certain science going on, but mostly, this culinary professional combines curiosity with a good understanding of what flavours and textures go well together, how to combine just the right amounts and how to cook the dish to perfection.

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Kevin and Cindy MacDougall are a husband and wife team who have been working in the food and beverage industry in Toronto for the last 11 years.

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