Villafuerte - Food Technologist - Doha, Qatar

Ma Czarina Villafuerte

Doha, Qatar


Food Technologist


I am a Product Research & Development/QA Supervisor for a snack manufacturing company located in Doha, Qatar.

Here is a short summary of my skills and qualifications:
· Eight (8) years of experience in food industry as food technologist
· I have a very strong background in new product development/R&D and works intensively in flavor technology
· I have also strong background in Quality Assurance Systems and Documentation
· I have also a certificate in Culinary Arts
· I have developed a wide product line such as meat, sauces, snack foods in the Philippines and currently here in Qatar
· I have established and set up the R&D and QA system for a snack food manufacturing company in Doha, Qatar

Work History

LIFO Orientation Seminar

Sponsored by Jollibee Foods Corporation
Jollibee Center Building, Ortigas,Manila

Seven Habits

of Highly Effective People
Sponsored by Jollibee Foods Corporation
Jollibee Center Building, Ortigas,Manila

Technical Demosntration of Dairy Products

Sponsored by Fonterra Foods, Inc.
Treston International College
University Parkway District, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Manila
September 28, 2011

* Seminar and Baking Demonstration on the Use of Defatted Soyflour
Sponsored by the American Soybean Association
US Culinary Theater, Loyola Heights, Quezon city

* EOI Master Craftsman 101 Technical Training and Baking Demo
Sponsored by FCBAI and Ferna Foods Corporation
FCBAI Building Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila

R&D and QA Supervisor

Poption Options

From November 2012

Research & Development

 Establish and set-up R&D system for snack food manufacturing plant from product development to commercialization
 New Product Development for snack foods and beverages
 Develops formulation and process for snack foods
 Develops and identifies flavor suppliers for new products
 Conducts time and motion study for snack foods
 Packaging development
 Conducts Shelf-life study of finished goods
 Conducts Market Research and Feasibility Studies
 Conducts product retail studies using nitrogen generator technology
 Responsible for product registration in the Qatar Food Standards and Qatar Supreme Council of Health
 Establish Food Manufacturing Standards according to GCC Food Laws
 Initiates Cost Saving Projects

Quality Assurance
 Establish QA system in snack food manufacturing plant
 Establish documentation system on GMP, HACCP and other SSOP
 Establish Business Process, Food Manufacturing and QA Policies
 Raw Material Inspection
 Conducts Physico-chemical Analysis of flavor samples
 Conducts sensory evaluation studies

Research and Development Officer

Fresh N' Famous

March 2010 - August 2012

-Greenwich (Jollibee Foods Corporation)
#31 JJACCIS Building Barangay San Antonio, Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City
Research and Development Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Product/Research and Development/Culinary Arts
* Develops formulation and process of prototypes/profiles based on approved concepts and ensures that they can be translated into a commercial scale - manufacturing and store levels.
* Develops or recommends appropriate packaging for a new product.
* Identifies or develops initial suppliers for new product.
* Creates initial food and paper costing of new products such that desired gross margins are achieved prior to commercialization.
* Injects appropriate culinary artistry in the way flavor and presentation are developed.
* Establishes and documents quality standards and specifications of new products

Concept Development
* Works with Marketing in generating product ideas or concepts.
* Organizes and maintains recipe bank
* Ensures timely execution of activities in the Product Development Process particularly the pre-work to ideation stage with Marketing.

Market Research
* Oversees achievement of taste superiority and product acceptability of new products through sensory evaluation and market research together with Marketing.
* Conducts sensory evaluation on new products
(March 2, 2010 to August 2012)

Research and Development & Quality Assurance Specialist, Roaster's Group Philippines Incorporated (Kenny Rogers and Seattle's Best Coffee)
6797 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

R&D -QA Specialist
* New Product Development and Recipe Development
* Product Application
* Technology transfer to a production
* Conducts process and product improvement studies
* Conducts material/supplier substitution studies
* Conducts shelf-life and shelf-life extension studies
* Standardization of raw material, finished goods, process and packaging specifications
* Conducts cost reduction studies
* Establishment of storage condition of products
* Equipment...

Gulf Food and Beverage Trade Show

February 2009 - April 2011


Technical Director

Coffee Machine Training by Carlo Lamperti of Rancilio Spa, Italy

April 2008 - May 2008

Sponsored by Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation
April 11, 2008

* Manila International Forum on HALAL Trade and Industry
Sponsored by the Islamic Dawah Council of the Philippines
Intercontinental Hotel, Makati, Philippines

Quality Assurance Officer

TSB Enterprises, Inc

May 2007 - March 2010

Diliman, Quezon City
* Quality assurance duties and responsibilities include in-line and finished
product analyses (total soluble solid, pH, % salt, %TA and %moisture ),
calibration of laboratory equipments, inspection of raw and packaging
materials, inspection of finished goods prior to delivery, water analysis,
IPM and chlorine concentration monitoring and implementation of quality
control plan.
* Documentation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
* Conducted trainings to workers on GMP, Food Safety and Sanitation
* Implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
* Implemented and updated quality procedures, plans and designs
* Prepared and documented certificate of analysis of finished products
* Responsible for the collection of quality data and the presentation of this at monthly performance reviews.
* Responsible for the collection and analysis of complaint product and data
* Ensured regulatory compliance to GMP's of regulatory agencies (i.e.BFAD)
* Worked cross functionally with various manufacturing units and departments to ensure all issues are successfully resolved.
* Research and Development Activities include shelf life test and sensory
evaluation of shelf stable products.
(May 23, 2006- January 15, 2007)

Leslie Food Corporation
Dama de Noche St., UPS IV, Parañaque City
Quality Assurance Specialist
* Quality assurance activities include finish product evaluation, ingredient evaluation and carton testing
* Research and development activities include sensory evaluation and threshold testing
(February 15, 2006-March 15, 2006)

Major Plant Practice at Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines
Inc. Canlubang Plant, Canlubang, Laguna
* Quality assurance and control activities include evaluation of raw materials and supplies, water analysis, sugar analysis, microbiological analysis,
bottle washer efficiency tests, product quality tests(brix, gas volume, total
titratable acidity, phosphate analysis and shelf-life test), package quality

Pasay City

From June 2006

June 26, 2006

* A seminar/workshop on HACCP
Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City, Philippines

A National Conference

1st Food Industry Sanitation and Urban Pest Management: A National Conference
Theme: Quality Foods Means More Business Stability
National Commission on Urban Pest Control
Department of Agriculture Quezon City, Philippines
September 22, 2006

Research Student Assistant

Agricultural Systems Cluster

November 2004 - February 2005

University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of
* Assisted in research works in organic farming, biofertilization and soil conditioning program.
* Activities include research and library works
(July 1, 2005-October 31, 2005)

Culinary Certification
* Certificate in Culinary Arts
13-day Basic Culinary Arts Course
Center for Culinary Arts Manila (CCA Manila)
CCA Katipunan, Quezon City


University of the Philippines Prism

From December 2002



I am developing blended beverages for a start-up Food Service Company in Doha, Qatar. I am basically in-charge with the R&D and QA Department.

Gourmet Snack Foods

The company in Qatar is a start-up snack food manufacturing company. I basically set-up and establish the Research & Development and Quality Assurance System.
I have developed and formulated all the products for launch.

Qualifications & Certifications

Food Science and Technology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Aquinas University Science High school

St. Agnes Academy

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