February 2020 Dinner Meeting

Programming Committee

Thursday, February 27, 2020


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Topic: The Future of Plant Based Protein
*New Registration Fee Schedule*

  • Regular/Early Bird Registration Fees until February 26th
  • Increased $5.00 Registration Fee starting February 26th

Silent Auction - Bid Now!

The 16th Annual MNIFT Silent Auction bidding has been opened!

An anonymous donor who will do a 10% match of the final net proceeds up to $1,000!

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The Future of Plant Based Protein

The world of food is constantly changing and evolving, especially in the areas of plant based protein. Join the MN Section IFT, Mark Fahlin from Cargill and Mitin Rathod from Sensient as they discuss the increasing trend of plant based protein.

Keeping with the trend we will be also conducting a plant based burger challenge at the Silent Auction Dinner Meeting – the Impossible burger v. the Beyond Meat burger. Try them both, cast your vote and see which plant based burger wins!



  • Spring Roll Platter - Chicken, Pork & Shrimp, Vegetarian
  • Fresh Ginger Slaw
  • Spicy Dipping Sauce

Dinner Buffet

  • Roasted Beets, Tomatoes, Fennel, Mint, Arugula, Pumpernickel Crouton, Beet Crema, Herb Vinaigrette
  • Freshly Baked D'Amico Breads - served with sweet cream butter
  • Herb-Roasted Chicken, Miso-Mustard Sauce
  • Sauteed Halibut, Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Cake, Black Beans, Fire Roasted Peppers, Chimichurri, Cumin Spiked Yogurt
  • Farro, Asparagus, Roasted Tomato, Wild Mushrooms
  • Red Potatoes, Butter, Garlic, Herbs


  • white and dark chocolate dipped fruit
  • handmade truffles
  • chocolate truffle torte triangles
  • assorted miniature cheesecake triangles
  • assorted fruit, nut and chocolate tartlets

Beverages: Dark Roast Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea, served with sweeteners, cream and lemon


Register on line at www.mnift.org. On-line credit card payment is preferred or you can pay the night of the event if needed. Reservations are due by Thursday, February 27 at 5:00 PM. If you have special dietary needs such as allergies, gluten free etc., have additional questions or need to cancel please call Kumar Mallikarjunan at 540-818-0556 or email kumarpm@umn.edu.

Early bird fee date: February 26, 2020


Thursday, February 27, 2020

4:00 – 5:00 PM Board Meeting
5:00 – 5:45 PM Check in, Social Networking & Silent Auction Bidding
5:45 – 6:00 PM Burger Tasting Challenge & Bidding
6:00 – 7:00 PM Buffet Dinner & Continue Bidding
7:00 – 8:00 PM Speakers presentation


Type Until February 26 Starting February 26
Non-Members $45 $50
Members $35 $40
Retiree’s / Displaced Members $15 $20
Students $5 $10

Reservations must be made by Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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5418 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55416