21 episodes

Join Jill Harvie (@brightpasture) as I explore a broad range of fascinating careers from gate to plate with my guests. Food has a great way of bringing people together. Whether your interests lie in food production, manufacturing, retail and food service, cuisine or health and nutrition and more, this is the listening experience for you. We will dive into what makes these various career options fulfilling, all the while gaining an understanding of how to land and develop a dream job. If you are interested in a new career path or curious about standout vocations from around the globe, join us on this journey. Job seekers and employers alike can gain valuable insights from this podcast as we feature food career postings and talented available hires on future episodes. For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers

Food Careers Podcas‪t‬ Jill Harvie

    • Careers
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Join Jill Harvie (@brightpasture) as I explore a broad range of fascinating careers from gate to plate with my guests. Food has a great way of bringing people together. Whether your interests lie in food production, manufacturing, retail and food service, cuisine or health and nutrition and more, this is the listening experience for you. We will dive into what makes these various career options fulfilling, all the while gaining an understanding of how to land and develop a dream job. If you are interested in a new career path or curious about standout vocations from around the globe, join us on this journey. Job seekers and employers alike can gain valuable insights from this podcast as we feature food career postings and talented available hires on future episodes. For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers

    Episode 21 - What it takes to build an effective team with Syngenta’s David Hoar

    Episode 21 - What it takes to build an effective team with Syngenta’s David Hoar

    Today, Jill talks to David Hoar, from Syngenta. He is a leader at this thriving global agri chem company and has built many teams to support local customers in the global market.
    Jill and David talk about his career path at Syngenta and how it's empowering work culture allows its workers to make decisions for themselves and form long-lasting relationships with its customers.
    They also discuss the importance of nurturing his team and making everyone feel included no matter how new they are to the company.
    For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers.

    • 21 min
    Episode 20 - The end game with Marcel Blais, President of Chop Steakhouse & Bar

    Episode 20 - The end game with Marcel Blais, President of Chop Steakhouse & Bar

    Today's episode is slightly different.

    Jill talks to Marcel Blais,  the President of Chop Steakhouse and Bar.  

    Instead of learning about Marcel's career, Jill and Marcel have an authentic and vulnerable discussion about how the hospitality industry is being disproportionately affected by lockdown measures and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for this industry awaiting a reopening of the economy.

    Marcel believes that in spite of us not knowing how this will end or what comes tomorrow, there is a way through this very difficult time in a healthy and positive way.  When faced with the kind of adversity that we are currently seeing, the combination of unwavering faith and open and honest communication, while simultaneously acknowledging the brutal facts will yield a positive outcome.

    Ultimately, he is optimistic and is sure that the best and most resilient version of Canada will emerge from this crisis.

    For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers

    • 47 min
    Episode 19 - How to build a brand

    Episode 19 - How to build a brand

    In this episode, Jill talks to Scott Dickson, a partner at the accounting firm of MNP. Jill and Scott talk about how MNP has built their brand into a recognizable and trusted name that is centred around serving their customer.
    They talk about how creating relationships with people is paramount and spending time with them outside the office is when these relationships can grow. He maintains that people are going to do business with people they know, like and trust and in that order.
    They also discuss MNPs expansion throughout the country and how they have been supporting youth initiatives and helping to build future farmers.
    For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers.

    • 33 min
    Episode 18 - Growing more than crops, it’s also about building strong communities.

    Episode 18 - Growing more than crops, it’s also about building strong communities.

    Today, Jill talks to Deborah Michaelson, from Michaelson Meadows. She is a farmer and entrepreneur who has built her family's agricultural chemical business from the ground up.
    Jill and Deborah talk about her career path starting from her youth growing up in Montreal to her unlikely career as an agri chem expert and a very successful and respected entrepreneur. She takes pride in always being there for her customers in their time of need no matter what she is doing.
    They also discuss the challenges of finding qualified people to join her company and how small towns offer a great sense of community and a family feel.
    For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers.

    • 20 min
    Episode 17 – Family Feedlot Operator Kevin Serfas, why building bigger is better.

    Episode 17 – Family Feedlot Operator Kevin Serfas, why building bigger is better.

    Today, Jill talks to Kevin Serfas, a farmer and entrepreneur from Alberta who is currently building a feed yard for 40,000 head of cattle.
    Jill and Kevin talk about the opportunities in innovation and collaboration in the face of adversity during these challenging times. They also discuss the challenges of public perception fueled by social media and how farmers and food producers can overcome these by working together with large companies and being open about their industry.
    Ultimately, he is optimistic about the ability of Canadian farmers to provide a secure food supply for Canadians as well as for markets abroad.
    For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers.

    • 26 min
    Episode 16 - Food and the Olympic dream with pro-athlete Sage Watson.

    Episode 16 - Food and the Olympic dream with pro-athlete Sage Watson.

    Food holds a great power to fuel athletes.
    Today,  Jill talks to Sage Watson, a pro runner, Olympic athlete in 400m hurdles and team Canada relay, who was also raised on a ranch and how she developed a passion for running from a very young age.

    Sage talks about the importance of eating fresh whole nutritious food which includes quality beef and that knowing how to fuel her body for optimum performance is part of her job as an athlete.

    She describes what it's like to be a pro athlete, including the highs and lows, from the injury that could have ended her career to breaking the Canadian record.  Most importantly, Sage describes how knowing what is her purpose and knowing her "why" has been critical to her longevity and ongoing success in the sport of track and field.

    She is truly an inspiration and make sure to go cheer her on in Tokyo in 2021.  You will recognize her on the track by her signature red lipstick!!

    For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers.

    • 36 min

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24 Ratings

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Important and exciting content.

Bridging the gap between producer and consumer. Love it!

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