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Catherine Cantley

Catherine Cantley

Assistant Professor


Phone: (208) 426-2181
Office: MBEB, Room 2256

Catherine works with Idaho food manufacturers to improve their products, processes and cultures. She also reaches out to commissions and consortiums that interact with food manufacturers to assist in reaching industry-wide opportunities.


  • Technical and Leadership Training
  • Process Engineering & Optimization
  • Product Optimization
  • Product and Process Cost Reductions
  • Product Quality and Consistency Improvements
  • Ingredient Sourcing
  • Sensory and Consumer Science
  • Shelf Life Testing
  • New Product Development
  • Quality Monitoring
  • Food Safety Program Development and Audits


Catherine Cantley has a diverse set of experiences that include manufacturing, process engineering, product optimization, food safety, and sensory and consumer science. She has worked in both the retail sector and the foodservice sector, so she can flex her style readily to meet the needs of the customer.

In this day and age, data is everywhere. Catherine loves to leverage the power of those data to increase profit margins, product quality and process efficiencies. She loves to read about and mentor others in leadership competencies, especially as they relate to food manufacturing and research.


M.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University 2007

B.S. Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University 2004

Six Sigma Green Belt, Juran Institute, 2015

Certificate: Applied sensory and consumer science, University of California-Davis, 2014

Physical Mail

TechHelp Idaho
1910 University Drive MBEB 2256
Boise ID 83725-1656