Northern California Institute of Food Technologists

Membership

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a vibrant community that has been shaping the discourse on food science and technology for more than 70 years. Individuals who are active in any aspect of the food profession and are interested in supporting IFT’s objectives are invited to join our organization.

Membership in IFT is handled by the National IFT office. Realizing that one size does not fit all, IFT has designed membership options to provide you with the resources, programs, services, and networking opportunities you need at different phases of your career. To explore even more about the value of membership and the various membership options, please click here.

Our Northern California section (NCIFT) has additional section dues that are added to price of membership during registration. These dues help our section put on local networking events, fund student scholarships, and help advance the science of food in Northern California. All members of NCIFT also receive copies of our quarterly Hornblower magazine.

Your IFT Membership dues are a solid investment in your career, both now and in the future. No other organization has IFT’s ability to advance the science of food or to advance the careers of professionals like you.

If you have additional questions about membership, please contact the NCIFT Membership Secretary directly.

Click here to join.

2017 NCIFT Member of the Year:


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Russ Nishikawa

Congratulations to Russ on his selection as NCIFT Member of the Year for 2017!

  • If you read The Hornblower, it’s likely he wrote one of the articles about the most recent event.
  • If you attended The NCIFT Symposium this year, maybe you saw him standing in the parking lot, welcoming and directing you to the correct building!
  • If you attended the CLFP in Sacramento, you saw him manning the NCIFT booth that he brought and set up from home!
  • If you read The Hornblower, it’s likely he wrote one of the articles about the most recent event.
  • If you attended The NCIFT Symposium this year, maybe you saw him standing in the parking lot, welcoming and directing you to the correct building!
  • If you attended the CLFP in Sacramento, you saw him manning the NCIFT booth that he brought and set up from home!
  • If you read The Hornblower, it’s likely he wrote one of the articles about the most recent event.
  • If you attended The NCIFT Symposium this year, maybe you saw him standing in the parking lot, welcoming and directing you to the correct building!
  • If you attended the CLFP in Sacramento, you saw him manning the NCIFT booth that he brought and set up from home!

If you have been at any NCIFT event within the last 20 years...

Russ needs no introduction – you will recognize his smiling face and welcoming presence!

CURRENT OFFICERS OF NCIFT


PRESIDENT
Nikoo Arasteh
Albertsons Companies

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Pallavi Fancy
AAK

PAST PRESIDENT
Brad Olson
Albertsons Companies

SECRETARY
Abigail Selya
Mattson

TREASURER
Jaspreet S. Walia
Certified Laboratories of Northern California

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Erin Evers
SPI Group


DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

Brian Chau
Food Blogger, Chau Time

Anjali Ganpule
R. Torre & Co.

Pamela Sweeten
ChemStation

Craig Rothe
Elite Spice

Elaine Chow
Kagome USA

Eric LeBarbe
E. & J. Gallo Winery


NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Sam Offenberg
Pacific Meridian Group

Saji Poespowidjojo
Ajinomoto Foods North America

Mike Rose
Semifreddi’s

Zhongli Pan
UC Davis

Parastoo Yaghmaee
Ziel Process Solutions

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 
PROGRAM CHAIR
Pallavi Fancy
AAK


NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Brad Olson
Albertsons Companies

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Open

SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT EXPO CHAIR
Bruce Ferree
Insight Food Safety

GRANTS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Dale Olds
Eurofins Food Integrity and Innovation

NEW PROFESSIONALS GROUP CHAIR
Erin Evers
SPI Group

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Reshmi Raman
Brioche PASQUIER

SCIENCE FAIR AWARDS CHAIR:
Anjali Ganpule
R. Torre & Co.

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR
Elaine Chow
Kagome USA


GOLF CLASSIC & AWARDS DINNER

CO-CHAIRS & TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS:

Martin Potnick
Nevada Industry Excellence

Dave Sholty
Retired


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

UC Davis
Klay Liu
Undergraduate Student (Food Tech Club Rep)

Susannah Smith
Undergraduate Student (Food Tech Club Rep)

Christopher (Topher) McNeil
Graduate Student (FSGSA Rep)

Rachel Lombardi
Graduate Student (FSGSA Rep)

CSU San Jose
Open

CSU Chico
Open


CENTRAL VALLEY SUBSECTION
Bianca Wiens
E. & J. Gallo Winery

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

HORNBLOWER EDITOR
Carol Cooper
UC Davis (retired)

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Brian Chau
Food Blogger, Chau Time

JOB LISTINGS
Steve Nagorski
David Michael & Company

SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT EXPO COORDINATOR & MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
Imelda Vasquez
NCIFT Office at Marketing Designs