About David Whittaker
David Whittaker is a thermal processing specialist with an all-round knowledge of thermal processing across many sectors of the food industry - particularly in chilled, acidified and heat preserved food and beverage manufacturing. David originally studied Chemistry at the University of Liverpool and went on to complete a Chemical and Food Engineering Masters at the University of Birmingham, which is where his passion for food processing originally stems. Since then, David has worked in technical roles within the food industry, initially at a beverage and flavouring manufacturer and then within chilled food, where the processing of fresh, ready to eat dips, snacks and meals were his main focus.
David is currently working in the Food Manufacturing Technologies department at Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) and his day-to-day activities involve providing advice, calculations, and trouble-shooting services to Campden members, contributing to numerous Campden BRI training courses and managing complex projects relating to thermal processing. A number of the projects David works on involve thermal validation at manufacturer’s sites, and hence David has an excellent working knowledge of thermal processing across different sectors as well as understanding the theory underpinning it.