April 2018 Dinner Meeting

Arrangements & Program Committees

Monday, April 23, 2018

2018 Macy & Student Award Meeting

Register Now
*New Registration Fee Schedule*

  • Regular/Early Bird Registration Fees until April 8th
  • Increased $5.00 Registration Fee starting April 9th
  • Registration closed April 13th @ 5PM

Speaker - 2018 Macy Award Recipient

Title: Not Your Mother's Ag School: Food Science Education in 2018

Speaker: Dean Kathryn J. Boor of Cornell University

Online Announcement with Macy Award Background Information:  https://www.mnift.org/awards/macy-award/

New Professionals Workshop Agenda

The MN IFT New Professionals Committee will be hosting a Professional Development Workshop from 4:00-4:45 pm before the April Dinner Meeting and in conjunction with Aerotek Food and Beverage. The objective of this workshop is to give participants, primarily new professionals and students, the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight from experienced professionals with a variety of backgrounds in a round table setting.

Workshop Agenda

  • 4:00-4:10– Introduction (with Mike Getter of Aerotek)
  • 4:10-4:40 – Round Table Rotations
  • 4:40-4:45 – Wrap Up

Student Scholarship Awards

Each year, the Minnesota Section of IFT awards multiple scholarships to outstanding food science graduate and undergraduate students. These student scholarship awards are given to encourage volunteer service, leadership, academic achievement, professional development and to support research in Food Science.


On-line credit card payment is preferred. If you have special dietary needs such as allergies, gluten free etc., have additional questions or need to cancel please call Tanu Tokle at 479-856-1583 or email TanuT@qualitechco.com. Please note if you miss the deadline, we may be able to accommodate you.

NOTE: Everyone needs to register.  Students are not charged a fee but still need to register to assure accurate meal counts.


Monday, April 23, 2018

4:00-5:00 pm Executive Board Meeting
4:00-4:45 pm New Professionals Development Workshop
5:00-6:00 pm Networking/Social
6:00-7:00 pm Buffet Dinner
6:30-7:00 pm Award Ceremony
7:00-7:30 pm Macy Award Presentation and Q&A Session


Type Until April 8 Starting April 9
Members / Non-Members $35 $40
Retiree’s / Displaced Members $15 $20
Students FREE FREE

Reservations must be made by Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory (View Map)
Bullard Rainforest Room
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Both meeting rooms are on the second level of the Como Park Visitor center. There will be signage and personnel available at the entrance to the visitor center. This PDF visitor guide shows where the visitor center is at Como Park.

Parking available on-site

Menu - Italian Buffet

  • AntipastoTray - Balsamic Marinated Cipollini Onions, Pepperoncini, Roasted Peppers, Petite Mozzarella
  • Honey Lemon Marinated Fruit Salad (V)(GF) -  Stone fruit, Strawberries, Blueberries, Pistachios
  • Sautéed Chicken Breast (GF) - Artichoke Hearts, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Marsala Wine Sauce
  • Grilled Flank Steak (GF) - Garlic, Rosemary, Black Pepper
  • Spring Vegetable Cavatappi (V) - Baby Spinach, Artichokes, Broccoli, Asparagus, Plum Tomatoes, Red Onion, Summer Squash, Mushroom Sauce
  • Rosemary Potatoes (V)(GF) -  Asiago Cheese
  • Caramelized Carrots (V)(GF) - Pearl Onions, Zucchini
  • Country Bread - Foccacia, Ciabatti with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (V)
  • Dessert - Assorted Cookies and Bars

Register Now