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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.

NYIFT & CNJIFT 2023-2024 Chairs
Spencer Sullivan, Retired – PepsiCo   &    Carol BoNey, Retired – IFF





A Message from our Chairs
December 2023

Submitted by: CNJIFT Chair Carol BoNey

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again; the holiday season is upon us. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Last year’s event took place at Diamonds, in Mercer County, a new venue for CNJIFT. The speakers were great, with presentations on honey and cheese. We tasted three cheeses that were paired with three different types of honey. It was a fun-filled night.

This year CNJIFT is looking forward to hosting its holiday dinner meeting at Ciro’s restaurant in Monroe Township, New Jersey. We will welcome back one of our favorite speakers, Gary Pavlis – wine expert from Rutgers University. Joining Gary will be Eric Schmoyer, Senior R&D Manager – Technical Services at Barry Callebaut. Our pairings will include a special wine selected by Gary to match each chocolate. Eric will be providing caramelized white, extra dark chocolate, a darker milk, and the “unique” ruby chocolate. We hope you will join us for an exciting evening of chocolate and wine pairings. (more details can be found on page 2).

On behalf of the Central New Jersey and New York IFT Officers, we wish you an enjoyable and safe holiday season. Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2024 at our upcoming meetings. 

Submitted by: NYIFT Chair Spencer Sullivan

Just a quick note from me on behalf of NYIFT (thanks for sharing the space Carol!) to say thanks to everyone for getting our program year off to such a strong start. I wish that I could list all of the people who have worked behind the scenes to make each event successful – but there are just way too many people to do that. We will take a little breather in December and perhaps relax with some wine and chocolate pairings at the CNJIFT Holiday event. Happy Holidays, Happy New Year! Hope to see everyone in 2024!