Richard Hartel is a professor of food science at The University of Wisconsin – Madison, and is a regular contributor to The Capital Times. In addition to his active research program and classes, he teaches an annual summer candy course sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. He was named a 2005 Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologiests, and Nonprofit society dedicated to making food better. He is also a consultant for numerous food companies on a variety of issues.
AnnaKate Hartel is currently an undergraduate student at Northland College in Ashland, WI, and is planning on attending graduate school for an advanced degree in English. Ms. Hartel is also the proud owner of a nosey cat and two beta fish.