Consultants

HAZEL AND DARREN

Dr Hazel Mactavish-West

B.Sc.Agric.(Hons.Syd) PhD CAg CF

Creative Food Scientist, Consultant and Keynote Speaker. Churchill Fellow and VegDoctor.

Darren West

BSc(Hons) MPhil CEng MIET MIEAust CPEng

Chartered professional engineer, inventor and technology innovator specialising in electronics.

Hazel

FOOD SCIENCE CONSULTANT

Hazel has gathered 25 years’ experience in commercial food science innovation, utilising her science background for development of commercial food and non-food products.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Hazel is widely recognised as an industry expert and engaging communicator, especially regarding the health benefits of vegetables and other plant-based foods.

CHURCHILL FELLOW

In 2017 Hazel investigated opportunities to incorporate more vegetables and fruit into value-added, convienient, healthy foods.

 

Hazel’s substantial scientific and commercial expertise comes from a diverse career in food innovation, plant and sensory science. She works with Australian producers, entrepreneurs and agri-businesses to develop award-winning food and drink products for national and export markets.

Testimonial

“Hazel’s passion for innovation and exploration of all things food and nutrition is inspiring. She has pursued her passion with great zeal, and recently completed a Churchill Fellowship on the topic. Hazel is a font of knowledge on the latest advances in food tech and innovation and is always willing to share her knowledge with others, be it via linked-in or formal workshops she conducts. I have been fortunate to participate in one such industry workshop and was impressed by Hazels’ professionalism, the extent of her knowledge and her engaging manner.”

Bianca Cairns, R&D Manager at Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd.

Darren

ENGINEER

Darren is a complex problem solver turning big data into decision making tools.

INVENTOR

Darren creates hardware that doesn’t exist yet and makes the impossible possible. 

INNOVATOR

Award-winning multi-sensory, multi-media experiences.

Darrens previous projects include:

Design and implementation of a PHP and MySQL dynamic database back end for an industry commissioned website to promote the health benefits of vegetables.

Design and support of temperature monitoring protocols for fresh produce.

Evaluation of small-scale environmental sensor deployment (Internet of Things).

Development of a highly user-accessible Visual C# programme for a predictive assessment model for the safety of raw milk cheeses.

The VegDoctor’s Illustrated Field & Fork Guide to Potent Plants

THE FIELD GUIDE

A 16-page informative guide filled with facts, tips and tricks to enjoying potent plants.

THE ARTIST

Beautifully illustrated by Tasmanian artist Rhona MacTavish, with a selection of high quality watercolour depictions of vegetables.

THE VEGDOCTOR

Volume 1 contains all you need to know about betroot, brocolli and tumeric: brought to you by the VegDoctor (Dr. Hazel MacTavish-West).

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MacTavish West Pty. Ltd.
445C Macquarie St, South Hobart, Tasmania AUSTRALIA 7004.