Meet... Lynn Waldman
Director of Research & Development, Little Lady Foods
Education: B.S., Food Science, Dominican University, 1989
Experience: Waldman joined Chicago meat processor Otto and Sons as plant microbiologist in 1989. She next served for 10 years as R&D manager at Orval Kent, a Chef Solutions refrigerated deli salads business. She next served as manager-product applications for The Pampered Chef. In 2009, she joined contract processor Little Lady Foods as senior manager of research and development. Little Lady promoted her in 2010 to her current position.
Associations: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Where you’ll find her: Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting and Chicago section IFT meetings
|New offerings include thin crust deli pizzas, “Stone-Fired” products. Shown here: Little Lady’s Buffalo Chicken pizza.|
Prepared Foods’ “Food for Thought” feature interview series involves food company R&D professionals, nutritionists, research chefs and other industry executives. In this edition, “Food for Thought” talks with Lynn Waldman, Little Lady Foods’ director of research and development. Little Lady Foods, Elk Grove Village, Ill., is a national supplier of frozen premium pizzas, sandwiches and hand-held items for private label, foodservice and contract customers.
Prepared Foods: Little Lady's business model certainly is diverse. How do you allocate your time?