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Influential Women in Food: Tara Paster Cammarata, Cenza, Inc

Oct. 20, 2022
Our fourth episode of the Influential Women in Food series has us talking to Tara Paster Cammarata, CEO and President of Cenza, a privately-held training company that educates food and beverage processors on all food safety-related issues.

Today we’re talking with Tara Paster Cammarata, CEO and President, of Cenza, formerly known as Paster Training. We kick off our episode getting to know Tara, and how she turned a $500 gift 20 years ago into the multimillion dollar, privately-held training and consulting company it is today.

Tara walks us through how Cenza educates and trains processors on numerous topics relating to food safety and how her previous experiences in classrooms changed the way she approached helping the food industry make sure there were innovative approaches to food safety.

We talk about Tara’s mentors throughout her career as well as how working for bad bosses in the past shaped the kind of manager and leader she is today. We discuss other topics, such as her proactive approach to training as well as how she's helping and inspiring the women around her. We end the episode talking about the advice Tara has received throughout her career as well as advice she would give to women entering the food and beverage workforce.

Follow along in this episode through the topics timestamped below

Introduction and How She’s Helping the Food Industry 2:00

How She Got Started 4:24

Mentors in Her Life 7:07

Proactive Approach to Training 9:32

How She’s Helping Women in the Food and Beverage Industry 11:45

The Books She’s Published 15:05

Advice Received at the Start of Career That is Still Used Today 18:16

Advice for Those Coming into the Food and Beverage Industry 20:35

About the Author

Erin A. Hallstrom

Erin Hallstrom oversaw our digital content strategy for the Food Processing brand from 2008-2023. She is now the Associate Director of SEO Strategy for Endeavor Business Media, where she holds technical certifications in both website analytics and search engine optimization. Most recently, she was named the 2022 Marianne Dekker Mattera Award Winner

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