Wednesday 28th June
Work Experience Blog
Our work experience this week was in the New Product Development department alongside Kate in her development kitchen.
This week we did admin work and I helped Kate (Development Technologist) convert information about different chutneys from word to an excel document. This took a long time but I managed to get quite a lot done in the Everyday and Catering section.
Also Harrison & I observed and videoed Kate making a new Tomato sauce which we made in to an iMovie, as we wanted to share it with all Shaws followers on social media. We tossed the product into some pasta & interviewed some of Shaws staff tasting the product to get their opinions on the finished product.
For this week, I was given the task to complete a market analysis of three products from the chutney category. I had to find and document all the specific competitor products to allow Shaws to compare these to what products Shaw’s currently produce or are developing.
Following this task, Ruby & I helped the development technologist in adapting a new product. This involved amending the current ingredients and production method used. We finally created a short movie showing how Kate goes about trying a new product in the kitchen which was prepped for social media purposes.
Try some of Kates recipes on Shaws website, they are yummy: