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

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.

2018-2019 Welcome from our Chairs

Jillian Horowitz, NYIFT Chair       

Yan Wang, CNJIFT Chair              

Jillian Horowitz – NYIFT Chair (2018-2019 Year)

Welcome back! I hope everyone had an amazing summer. We are so excited to kick off the New York IFT 2018-2019 year! We have a very dynamic program with great speakers, venues, and, of course – Networking! Our program is unique this year in that we asked you, the membership, to help us narrow down the topics and speakers for the meetings. You spoke, and we listened! Thank you so much to Lisa Rosenberg, our outgoing Chair, for wrapping up a tremendous year. She, as well as our entire Executive Committee, have put in so much time and passion into making our organization one of the best professional organizations in the Food Industry! If you are passionate about our industry, and want to help contribute to delighting our members, please don’t hesitate to get involved! We’re always looking for ideas, energy, and partnerships in delivering the best experience for all our members. I hope to see you at a meeting very soon!

Yan Wang – CNJIFT Chair (2018-2019 Year)

A warm welcome to new and returning members from Central New Jersey IFT. I am honored to serve as CNJIFT Chair alongside an extremely engaged and dedicated Executive Committee, after having been on the Central New Jersey and New York Boards in various positions since my years at Rutgers. My sincere thanks to Susan Mayer for her passion and leadership as the Chair last year. My thanks extend to the Executive Committee members and volunteers who made 2017-2018 a successful year for CNJIFT.  We have a fantastic program of events planned for you for the 2018-2019 year. Dinner meeting topics range from whole genome sequencing to venture capital investment in food start-ups. Meetings and events are open to everyone, including non-IFT members. So come and join us. I look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events!