Hormel recently launched a new podcast series titled Our Food Journey™, as a part of the company’s larger social responsibility efforts. Inspired by the food it makes and the difference the company makes in the world, the podcast features discussions with renowned master chefs, food entrepreneurs, food scientists, and Hormel Foods employees.
"The speed of change and innovation in today's food industry is unprecedented," said Wendy Watkins, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Hormel Foods. "The Our Food Journey podcast is a place for thoughtful and in-depth conversations about the opportunities and challenges we're currently facing, with people who are making a difference in how we create and think about food. Everyone—Midwestern farmers, food entrepreneurs, master chefs, parents preparing dinner for their families—is a player in an interconnected food system, and each one deserves a place at the table."
The first season of the Our Food Journey™ podcast is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Google Play Music, and has launched with 10 episodes.
“Inspiring employees to create an impact felt around the world is tied to the company's mission. In our day-to-day work with Our Food Journey, we have so many intriguing conversations about food with the most fascinating people. We often found ourselves wishing we could share that experience with everyone. So, we decided to do that,” Watkins stated.
The series is hosted by esteemed American journalist and author Ethan Watters and Certified Master Chef Ron DeSantis. Their guests include an exceptional lineup of food industry trendsetters, including:
"People are so passionate about every aspect of the food we eat," Watters said in a company press release. "We wanted to open those discussions up and really dig into the knowledge our experts bring to the table, literally."
DeSantis, his co-host, added, "As a chef, being able to sit across the table and talk to other chefs, anthropologists, and food entrepreneurs was an incredible experience. Hormel Foods is doing some remarkable work in the food and culinary world, and I really think people will hear about topics and stories they may not always think about when they sit down to eat a meal."
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