OMSI Science Pub: PDX Food Entrepreneurism

Monday, September 14 at 7:00pm  |  $5 suggested donation at door  |

OMSI Science Pub presents:
PDX Food Entreprenneurism
With Michael T. Morrissey, PhD, Professor in Food Science and Technology and Director of the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center in Portland

Ever think about what it takes to get that “hot” new food product on the retail shelf of your favorite grocery store?  Ever dream of developing a “super-food” that will be nutritious as well as good tasting?  Welcome to the world of Food Entrepreneurism which has taken off in the Portland area as well as many metropolitan areas across the U.S.  Discover what is in the DNA of food entrepreneurs and what it means to explore the world of food science, culinology, business, marketing, consumer evaluation, and production management.

In this talk, food chemist Michael Morrissey will describe the exciting scene of food entrepreneurism and why it is thriving in in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.  Dr. Morrissey will discuss what it takes to be a successful food entrepreneur, current trends in the marketplace, and give examples of how people blend the world of science, the art of cooking, and good business sense to become food
entrepreneurs.

Dr. Michael Morrissey is a Professor in Food Science and Technology and Director of the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center in Portland.  Dr. Morrissey has worked in product development and food safety for over thirty years and has been an invited speaker on these topics in several countries in Europe, South America and Asia.  He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of food Technologists and was awarded the Briskey award for Faculty excellence at OSU.  He lives in NE Portland with his wife Pati and hangs out with his kids, Sara and Tomás and friends sailing on the Columbia every chance he gets.

This Science Pub is part of a food science series at all four Science Pub locations in September, and was made possible by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

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Showtimes

Tuesday 09/15/15