Upcoming Events

2019 IFT Leadership Election


01
Feb
2019
to
04
Mar
2019
Location:

Overview:

Cast Your Vote Today!

Elections for both NCIFT and national IFT board of directors are open now. Make your voice heard by voting both for IFT and NCIFT board positions. Please participate in national IFT and NCIFT elections between February 1 and March 4 by going to www.ift.org/About-Us/Election.aspx and clicking on “Vote Now” button.

This year, Bruce Ferree, one of our dedicated NCIFT members has been nominated for national IFT board membership. Bruce has served in several different capacities at NCIFT board in the past and has a long history of effective leadership. He has been one of the leading forces for Feeding Tomorrow initiative. We, at NCIFT, believe that Bruce understand the needs of both NCIFT and national IFT and he will serve both organizations interest very well if he is elected to IFT board of directors.

 

NCIFT & UC Davis Food Science Showcase


14
Mar
2019
Location:

UC Davis Conference Center

Overview:

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology is hosting its annual Food Science Showcase and NCIFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Dinner, with a featured speaker. Please see below for the full event schedule!

Would you like to support student attendance to this event? Learn more about the benefits of donating to the Food Science Educational Enhancement Fund. Donors of $50 or more will be recognized at this year’s NCIFT Banquet!

Food Science Showcase Schedule

All events will take place at the UC Davis Conference Center. Parking is available on campus for $9/day.

2:30 – 4:30 pm: Food Industry Fair
A networking event to bring together industry members, faculty, and current students.  $50 tabling fee

4:00 – 5:30 pm: Research Poster Presentation
Learn about current research being conducted in the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. Free, no registration required

Northern California IFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Banquet
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Networking Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Banquet Program

Please join us in recognizing this year’s scholarship recipients with some amazing food and company! 

FEATURED SPEAKER: TBA

Join NCIFT members, industry professionals, and UC Davis students and faculty for a night of food, learning, and student recognition. Student scholarship winners will be announced during a three-course meal, followed by a keynote address by our featured speaker.  $75 banquet ticket

For questions, please contact Victoria Torres at vgtorres@ucdavis.edu.

CVIFT New Professionals Event


21
Mar
2019
Location:

Hilmar Cheese Company
Hilmar, CA

Overview:

Hosted by:
Hilmar Cheese Company
9001 Lander Ave, Hilmar, CA 95324

Please join the Central Valley Institute of Food Technologists for a night of networking, cheese, and a piece of food history!

Peter Ernster, Jr. will be speak about a real world product development case study starting with R&D and pushing the product all the way through the sales cycle to the consumer. Peter Ernster is the Director of Business Development-Cheese for Hilmar Cheese, Inc.  Peter recently joined Hilmar Cheese from Pacific Cheese, where he worked for over 7 years and held many senior leadership roles, most recently in concurrent positions as Sr. VP of Foodservices Sales and Sr. VP of Manufacturing.  Prior to Pacific Cheese, Peter was the President of Chateaux Cheese, his family’s 3 generation cheese business.

Brief Schedule Overview:

  • 4:45 Tour of Visitors Center Available
  • 5:00 Networking, light appetizers, wine and games
  • 6:15 Peter Ernster, Director of Business Development, Hilmar Cheese 
  • 7:00 Networking/ mingling

Click here for more info and to register.

Suppliers’ Night 2019 – Golf


06
May
2019
Location:

The Bridges Golf Club
San Ramon, CA

Overview:

10:30am – 12:30pm: Golf Check-In (arrive early), Practice Range Open
12:30pm – 6pm: Golf Classic Shot Gun Starts
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Cocktails, appetizers & laughs, followed by a great dinner, awards, prizes, and more fun!

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Suppliers’ Night 2019 – Expo


07
May
2019
Location:

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Young California Building
Pleasanton, CA

Overview:

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Exhibitor Setup
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Symposium
3:00pm – 6:30pm: Suppliers’ Night 2019. FREE visitor admission
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Supplier Sponsored – Happy Hour Mixer

Click here for Exhibitor registration
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Past Events

Food Processing Expo 2019


12
Feb
2019
to
13
Feb
2019
Location:

Sacramento Convention Center

Overview:

Register for Food Processing Expo 2019, California’s largest food processing trade show!

Exhibitor and Attendee registration are open. Expo participation keeps growing each year. Plan to attend again or check it out as a first-time attendee!

Click here to register
Use discount code NCIFTSP19 for free registration!

Click here for more information.

American Association of Candy Technologists Seminar: Understanding Prop 65


24
Jan
2019
Location:

Fiorillo’s Restaurant
Santa Clara, CA

Overview:

Understanding Prop 65
James T. Dufour, MS, JD, CIH
Environmental OSHA Attorney & Regulatory Compliance Expert

Cocktails: 5:30pm
Exec. Buffet: 6:30pm

Fiorillo’s Restaurant
638 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408.984.0414

Members: $60
Non-Members: $65

RSVP to Ed Silva:
eds@amerlic.com,  510.240.3012
Deadline: Friday, January 18th!

Holiday Dinner


13
Dec
2018
Location:

Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Dublin, CA

Overview:

Join Us at the NCIFT Holiday Dinner!

YOU’RE INVITED to experience a magical evening at the beautiful Dublin Ranch Golf Course. Dublin Ranch Golf Course is proud to be the first and only golf course in its namesake city of Dublin. The NCIFT Holiday Dinner will include world-class wines paired with amazing dinner entrées. Our featured guest speaker, Pam Coleman, is the President-Elect of National IFT and will be speaking on Feeding Minds for Tomorrow’s World.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, December 13th

Time: 5:30pm. Wine & Hors d’oeuvres, followed by Dinner, Dessert, Student Raffle*, and the Evening’s Guest Speaker

Speaker: Pam Coleman, President-Elect of National IFT

Topic: “Feeding Minds for Tomorrow’s World: Given the myriad of global challenges we face in feeding more people with fewer resources, what role can industry associations such as IFT play? This talk will examine the challenges and trends impacting our food system and will illustrate how IFT is adapting to these changes through initiatives such as IFTNEXT.”

Place: Dublin Ranch Golf Course, 5900 Signal Hill Drive, Dublin, California

*Raffle: Students from UC Davis will be selling tickets for the Holiday Raffle to raise money for their student clubs. Please bring a prize for the Raffle!

Registration Information: Seating is limited to the first 120 attendees

Members $65, Students $40, Non-Members $75, if reservations and payments are made prior to November 20th. Any registrations placed after November 20th (if spots are still available) will be charged at $85, regardless of member status.

We’re looking forward to seeing you! Please RSVP and submit payment to Imelda Vasquez at ncift@marketingdesigns.net or via phone at 650-802-0888.

NCIFT Inaugural Reno Networking Event


24
Oct
2018
Location:

Reno, Nevada
Kimmie Candy

Overview:

Join Us for our Inaugural Networking Event in Reno with Fellow Northern Nevada Food Professionals

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M. at Kimmie Candy’s Manufacturing Facility

Bring Your Registration Ticket, Business Cards, Come to Network, Enjoy a bite or two and your favorite beverage. Have Fun, Meet and Greet with other local Industrial Food Manufacturers, Processors, Fellow Employees and Professionals from both Northern California and Northern Nevada Regions.

Featuring Beer, Wine, & Other Libations, Plus a Light Food Selection, and Hors D’oeuvres, PLUS! a plant tour of Kimmie Candy!

And it’s all FREE! Sign up Early as Space is Limited

You Must Pre-Register! Registration limited to age 21 and older

For More Info Please Contact:
Martin Potnick, Past NCIFT Chair
Nevada Industry Excellence – Project Manager
775-339-1175 mpotnick@nvie.nevada.edu
nevadaie.com
Or
Erin Evers – NCIFT Membership Chair
Sales Manager-SPI group
510-798-9574 erine@spigroup.net
spigroup.net

Click here to register.

SJIFT Scholarship Golf Classic


15
Oct
2018
Location:

Copper River Country Club, Fresno, CA

Overview:

10am – Check-In

Noon – Shotgun Start

6pm – Cocktails, Dinner and Awards

Event details and online registration available at WWW.SJIFTGOLF.COM.

NCIFT Fall Welcome Event


20
Sep
2018
Location:

Inklings Coffee & Tea
530 Main St, Pleasanton, CA

Overview:

Please join NCIFT for our fall event, where we will welcome the 2018-2019 year.

We will also be celebrating the 6 year anniversary of the NCIFT New Professionals group!

Cake and coffee will be served.

Who should attend:  long time IFT members, new IFT members, potential IFT members, New Professionals,  food science students – bring a colleague with you!

Free to attend, but you must pre- register with Imelda ncift@marketingdesigns.net

Where:
Inklings Coffee & Tea
530 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Thursday September 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

UC Davis Chicago Aggies and Institute of Food Technologists Reception


16
Jul
2018
Location:
Morton’s Steakhouse 65 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601

Overview:

5 – 7 p.m.
Morton’s Steakhouse 65 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601
$20/person includes appetizers and beverages will be no host.

Workshop: cGMP & HACCP Certification


30
May
2018
to
01
Jun
2018
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace, Fremont, CA 94539

Overview:

https://aemtek.com/events/cgmp-haccp-certification/

cGMP: This course will review 1) the current GMPs, 2) implementation of cGMPs, 3) how they are useful in the development of HACCP programs, and 4) the newest updates and information on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Upon successful completion of the cGMP course, participants will receive certificates of attendance.

HACCP: This hands-on workshop is designed to teach the basic HACCP concepts through lectures and presentations, followed by interactive small group exercises where participants learn to apply HACCP principles to different types of food products. This workshop is accredited and certificates of course completion will have the seal of the International HACCP Alliance.

Workshop: PCQI – Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Food


16
May
2018
to
18
May
2018
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace, Fremont, CA 94539

Overview:

https://aemtek.com/events/food-safety-preventive-controls-human-food/

Get Certified: This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be issued a Certificate of Training verifying qualified attendees as PCQIs (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual).

Why it Matters: The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food  regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”.

NCIFT SYMPOSIUM AND SUPPLIERS’ EXPO


08
May
2018
Location:

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Young California Building
​4501 Pleasanton Ave. Pleasanton, CA

Overview:

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Exhibitor Setup

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Symposium

3:00pm – 6:30pm: Suppliers’ Night 2018. FREE visitor admission

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Supplier Sponsored – Happy Hour Mixer

Click here for more information