This is the first time in 4 years I did not attend SupplySide West — the mother of all food trade shows in my opinion (only because it involves a more diverse-crowd than the IFT Annual Expo). I’ve been to many different food trade shows, but SupplySide West is one of my favorites. Out of nostalgia I’d like to reflect on some tips and tricks I learned along the way.

This is a series of posts in which I share snippets of what it’s like to be a food scientist. As a product developer for dry powder shakes, there are some lessons I never learned in school and some challenges I never saw coming.