Welcome to the New York Institute of Food Technologists and the Central New Jersey Subsection

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The NYIFT, which was established in 1942 as a regional section of the Institute of Food Technologists, has much to offer its members.  The section includes members from Northern and Central New Jersey, New York City and Southeastern New York State (excluding Long Island).  To serve members better, a Central New Jersey (CNJ) subsection was founded in 1980. Membership in the CNJ subsection is included in your NYIFT membership dues.

2019-2020 Welcome from our Chairs

Marlene Hyme, NYIFT Chair

Ryan Gaboy, CNJIFT Chair              

On behalf of New York and Central New Jersey IFT, we welcome you to the 2019-2020 program year! We are excited to serve as Chairs alongside a professional and dedicated leadership Board! Our commitment to our members and to the food industry will drive us to have the best year yet.

The 2018-2019 Program was a great success, due to such excellent member engagement and support from our industry partners. Our meetings had a great mix of relevant topics to the future of the food industry such as Whole Genome Sequencing and Blockchain. Thank you to our volunteers for their dedication that led both of our sections being named a Section of Excellence for yet another year.

Looking forward to the 2019-2020 program, we are so excited to share our agenda. Our vision is to connect with our members and curate events that will drive discussion, collaboration, and networking. Upcoming topics should spark interest in everyone, ranging from: CBD/Cannabis, Next Generation Sweeteners, Wine and Cheese pairings and so much more.  As we move into the new program year, we ask you to help spread the message about the mission of IFT to your colleagues and invite them to our various events. We encourage our New Professionals to attend the dinner meetings and also our more casual networking events, sporting events, and maybe some ax throwing!

Lastly, both of our Sections take pride in supporting our students in the Food Science field with scholarships and networking opportunities. We hope you will join us for the Student Night Meeting at Rutgers in February 2020.  It is so important to help our students as they will be the next generation of IFT members and professionals in our industry.

Our program this year is poised to be the best yet, and we encourage you and your colleagues to join us and contribute to this community of food science and technology professionals.  We always welcome new volunteers and ideas, so let us know if you are looking to join NYIFT or CNIFT in a leadership position. There are board positions and committee chair/member roles available with varying levels of commitment and involvement. If you are interested or would like more information, please reach out directly to us.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our meetings this year! This will be the best year yet, so don’t miss out on the conversation!

Marlene Hyme can be reached via email at marlene.hyme@gmail.com

Ryan Gaboy can be reached via email at ryan.gaboy@biomerieux.com