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food science, business, & culinary

at the intersection of business, science and food.

Future of Food is a hands-on class placing students at the intersection of business, science and food. Special emphasis is placed on sustainability, preparing students to meet impending food challenges faced by a rapidly-growing population. In the culminating course experience, students develop a new food product in the CAPS Test Kitchen, write a business plan for its implementation and pitch it at the CAPS Shark Tank.

During the semester, Future of Food students will visit and establish ongoing relationships with a wide array of food-based entities - from retailers to research labs to farmers’ fields. Throughout the course, students are mentored by professionals from all facets of the food industry. These connections are tailored to students’ specific interests (science, business, nutrition, production, etc.). As well, CAPS partners with the World Food Prize creating additional unique opportunities for students. Returning students have gone on to internships at university labs and businesses and many graduates are enrolled in postsecondary food science programs.

recent posts
  • CAPSFood
    CAPS Future of Food @CAPSFood Jan 7
    RT @jpwhalen: Some people may just see delicious soufflés. I see the basis of a great discussion about proteins and the structural capabili…
  • CAPSFood
    CAPS Future of Food @CAPSFood Dec 10
    RT @coreymohn: It’s Shark Tank season @BVCAPS and some @CAPSFood students were the first to jump! Food execs quite impressed and we may hav…
upcoming events
virtual open house #3
January 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tech Solutions Showcase
February 7 @ 4:30 - 6:00
virtual open house #4
February 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Blood Drive
February 10 @ 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM