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Our Internship Program Is On-Trend

August 30, 2018

At Edlong, we’ve long cherished our role in inspiring the future leaders of the food industry. That’s one reason why our internship program is so special to us.

Edlong 2018 summer internship program

Edlong’s 2018 summer interns

This year, we tasked our summer interns with working within a current trend—the growth of dairy-free and vegan products. They were asked to create a real product, using Edlong flavors, that addressed this trend in a unique and creative way. The interns decided that they wanted to bring indulgence to vegan, so they created a vegan whipped topping. Working collectively, our team of interns made a topping of soy milk and pea protein. They then used what they had learned about the versatility and authenticity of Edlong flavors to create multiple versions of the vegan topping—from chocolate gouda to strawberry cheesecake to even goat cheese. As the interns said in their presentation to Edlong leadership, “Everybody loves dessert!”

This year’s internship program included:

Komal Sapra
University of Illinois

William Liu
University of Illinois

Austin Kissel
Culinary Institute of America

Leo Ocampo
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey

Stephanie Hand
Northern Illinois University

Andrew Lashoff
Florida Gulf Coast University

Mario Vega
DePaul University

MaryClaire Chamberlain
Purdue University

Jaylah Henderson
Proviso Math & Science Academy

Jim Kirkendall
Alabama State University

Thank you to our interns for all your efforts this summer! We can’t wait to see what you do next. Good luck!