Calendar of Events

Leadership Team
MN IFT's Activity Calendar starts in July and ends in June.

Section Dinner meetings are generally scheduled once per month and include an invited speaker. In addition, the Section also sponsors New Professional Events, Suppliers' Expo, and other ad-hoc events.

2015-2016 Events 2016-2017 Events

2017-2018 Event Listings

August 16, 2017 - New Professionals - Summer Distillery Tour & Social Event

Anyone is welcome to join us. Feel free to invite a colleague, supplier, or customer.

Where: Wander North Distillery - 771 Harding St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Cost: FREE – Wander North just requests that attendees purchase a beverage to support them!

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September 12, 2017 - New Professionals - Networking Happy Hour

Anyone is welcome to join us. Feel free to invite a colleague, supplier, or customer.

Where: Punch Bowl Social – 1691 Park Pl Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Cost: $15 (Includes appetizers and a drink)

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September 19, 2017 - Kickoff Dinner Meeting

Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
We invite you to attend this interactive blend of Culinary Arts + Food Science to experience 4 intervals of Live Chef Demonstrations to:

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October 20, 2017 - New Professionals - YWCA Girls Inc. Food Science Workshop - Volunteer Event

Where: Midtown YWCA

October 25, 2017 - Food Evolution Film Screening and Q&A

Location: University of St. Thomas, Terrence Murphy Hall, Thornton Auditorium #260, 1000 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

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October 26, 2017 - Supplier’s Expo

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballrooms A & B, Downtown Minneapolis
10:30AM - 12:30PM Exhibitor Setup
1:00 - 5:00PM Show Hours
4:00PM Hors D'oeuvres & Social Hour

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December 4, 2017 - Dinner Meeting

Where: DeGidio’s, 425 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
When: 5 pm-8pm
Topic: How to spot, test and validate trends in the food industry

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December 11, 2017 - New Professionals

2801 21ST AVE. S. SUITE 130 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55407
When: 5:00-6:30pm
Cost: Free but registration is required.

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January 18, 2018 - Dinner Meeting

Where: General Mills World Headquarters
When: 5:00-8:00pm
Speaker: Doug Martin, Director of Marketing: Yogurt New Products & New Brands at General Mills

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February 6, 2018 - Silent Auction & Dinner Meeting

Where: Metropolitan
When: 5:00-8:00pm
Title: “Global Sourcing: Managing Logistics, Risks & Regulations”
Joint MN IFT - AACCI NW Silent Auction Meeting
Silent Auction Donations Dinner Meeting Details

March 2018 - Dinner Meeting

Where: Brewtel
The Why’s and How’s of Social Entrepreneurism

March 2018 - New Professionals - MN IFT Interactive Social Event: Host Professional Development Workshop

Cost: Free, register with MN IFT March Meeting Registration

April 2018 - Dinner Meeting

Where: Commons Hotel
Student Awards and Macy Award Presentation

Spring 2018 - New Professionals - Cooks for Kids Volunteer Event at Ronald McDonald House

Where: Ronald McDonald House

May 2018 - Golf Outing

Where: TBD