New Fruit Starts

New Fruit Starts

8/22/2016  By Jenifer Smith

Hello readers!  

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I’m Jenifer Smith, a Food Technologist here at Northwest Naturals. A little bit about my background; I’m originally from Michigan (Go Blue!). I have degrees in both culinary and hospitality.  I worked for a large hotel chain for 10 years which brought me to Seattle. Along my journey with the hotel, I also lived in CO and TX. After 10 years of hotel life I transitioned into a teaching role while in CO.  In 2013, I moved back to Seattle to teach culinary arts. This past winter, I joined the team here at Northwest Naturals. I’m excited to be using my skills in another new avenue of fruit juices. There is so much to learn and I love that challenge!

I’m also excited about sharing some of the new developments happening in research and development here at Northwest Naturals, as well as trends and news in the food industry. If you'd like to receive blog posts from us in your email, you can sign up here.

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