February 2024 Silent Auction

Silent Auction Committee

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 5:00 PM

Fundraising Event and Silent Auction 2024

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Welcome to the MNIFT 2024 Fundraising Event and Silent Auction! We are proud to announce that this year's silent auction by on February 13 at our event held at Surly Brewing Co at 5 – 7:30 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to snatch up unique items and gifts and get into a friendly competition with your colleagues - while supporting food science student scholarships! Additionally, guests will getting to take part in a chocolate chemistry and mocktail demo, just in time for Valentines Day, see additional info below!!

With the generous support from individuals and companies such as yours, the annual MNIFT Silent auction has raised over $100,000 since its inception in 2006. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the MNIFT Scholarship fund (which supports local scholarships). We are committed to the mission of inspiring the imagination of next-generation food scientists.

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You can also donate items to the Silent Auction and get brand recognition for your business in the auction catalog and onsite. When you bid or donate, you support the Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship of IFT Foundation (which supports national scholarships) and our MNIFT Scholarship fund (which supports local scholarships).
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Title: Decoding the Sweet Science: Exploring the Chemistry of Chocolate

Indulge in the world of chocolate mocktails with our delightful and immersive experience. Led by Covalent Food Solutions' founder, Kyle Stuart, the event will take you on a journey of taste and science. Learn the art of crafting visually stunning mocktails using the finest cocktail ingredients. Discover the foundations to building creamy chocolate-infused concoctions and taste along as we dissect the history, ingredients and techniques that make these crowd pleasing beverages. Impress your family and friends with your newfound knowledge and skills in crafting extraordinary chocolate mocktails. Don't miss out on this unique and delicious experience!

Company Description At Covalent Food Solutions, we specialize in empowering consumer packaged goods companies, catering to both ambitious startups and large-scale enterprises. Our mission is to simplify the intricacies of brand and product launches, ensuring a streamlined and seamless journey for our clients.

Speaker: Kyle Stuart

Kyle Stuart, CRC, CFS – a leader in culinary arts and food science. With a rich background from Johnson & Wales University and Rutgers University, coupled with over 14 years in the food and beverage industry, Kyle's expertise is the driving force behind Covalent's innovative spirit.


Surly Brewing
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Register online at www.mnift.org. Registration will stay open until Tuesday, February 13th, at 10:00 PM. If you have questions please contact Ariana Frangos (arianafrangos@gmail.com).


Tuesday, February 13, 2023

5:00 Cocktail Hour
5:30 Silent Auction Opens along with Heavy Appetizers and Announcements
6:00 “Decoding the Sweet Science: Exploring the Chemistry of Chocolate” with Kyle Stuart
7:20 10 minute last call for bids
7:30 Silent Auction closes


Type Price
In-Person Member $30
In-Person Non-Member $35
In-Person Student $20

Reservations must be made by February 13th at 10:00 PM

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