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Food@Haas Club Overview

  • Food@Haas is one of the largest, most encompassing clubs on campus, primarily operating as a club for those interested in careers in the food industry and also supporting those who just love food!  As a part of the overall Berkeley Food ecosystem, we partner with organizations across Berkeley and the greater Bay Area to tackle food challenges and collaborate with other programs on campus.   

Key Activities

Food@Haas supports your career interests through the following activities:

  • Career Treks: Treks to a broad array of food-related companies, including Retail/CPG, tech and startups, food service and restaurant operations and consulting.
  • Dinners & Cooking: Because we love to eat and we love to cook. Dinners out around the Bay Area, intimate cooking sessions at your classmates’ homes, and everything in between.
  • Visits, Tours & Crawls: Travel to different food-meccas! Tour specialty food production facilities! Feast on dim sum and fried chicken! 

Industry-Focused Electives

Haas and greater Berkeley electives to help you learn about the food industry:

  • Food Innovation Studio @ Berkeley-Haas, a two-unit course dedicated to identifying food industry opportunities, developing innovative food systems solutions, and aligning strategy, resources, and execution tactics to build mission-driven, disruptive food ventures with the help of mentorship from real-world professionals. Will Rosenzweig is the faculty advsior. Fall 2018.
  • Transforming the Food Industry Speaker Series Speaker Series: Explore how companies are re-framing the way we think about food by questioning the status quo. Each of the five classes will cover a different topic with 2-4 speakers and will try to offer opportunities for class participants to deeply engage with speakers, such as dinners after class. Fall B 2018.

Sample Internship & Full-Time Opportunities

Summer 2018 Haas internships/full-time opportunities from food-related industries:

  • Byte Foods
  • Clif
  • Danone
  • Dig Inn
  • Duckhorn Wine Company
  • General Mills
  • J.M. Smucker
  • NearFarms
  • Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund
  • Revolution Foods
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Specialty Crop Marketing
  • Starbucks
  • The Good Food Institute
  • The Wine Group

Interested in joining Food@Haas or getting involved when you get to Haas? Reach out to co-presidents Shom Gupta (shom_gupta@berkeley.edu) or Jose Alonso (alonsoja30@berkeley.edu)


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