Ice Cream Flavor Creation in FDSC 1101

Students in ice cream lab

Stocking Hall Gallery

Stocking Hall Gallery

Food Chemistry Lab

Food Chemistry Lab

Welcome to the Department of Food Science

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia, and government. Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional, and engineering properties of foods and beverages. Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies, and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality, and safety of our food supply. 

Tenure track position: Yongkeun Joh Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology

The Department of Food Science at Cornell University is seeking applicants for an endowed faculty chair titled the “Yongkeun Joh Professorship of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology". This is a 9-month, 50% teaching/50% research, tenure-track position. The successful applicant will be appointed at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications and experience, and will be based on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. Read more...

Stocking Hall Naming Opportunities

Take a tour of the brand new Stocking Hall facility and learn about room naming opportunities by visiting the Stocking Hall Renovation web site.

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Dial up food storage, cooking advice with FoodKeeper app

Published: 
Apr 2, 2015
The FoodKeeper app, developed at Cornell, features a searchable database for more than 500 foods and includes storage timelines, cooking tips and other practical advice for those interested in learning about the keeping quality of their foods. Read more

Mealworm 'meat' team competes to feed the world

Published: 
Jan 29, 2015
Think tofu but with a creepy-crawly, sustainable twist: A Cornell food science team will compete Feb. 14 at the Thought for Food Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, with C-fu – a new protein product made entirely of crushed mealworms. Read more