CNJIFT Dinner Meetings

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Excom Meeting at 3 pm
Networking 5:00 pm | Speaker 6:00 pm  | Dinner 7:00 pm

Date:              Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Title:              Sustainable Nutrition
Speaker:       Ian Mackay, CEO- Zea10
Venue:            Maggiano’s Little Italy
                         600 Commons Way Bldg E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Directions

Corporate sustainability initiatives are becoming more common in major corporations but as populations grow and natural resources shrink, sustainability has become an increasing focus of corporate social responsibility initiatives.  In the food industry, the reduction of waste is a key means to improve sustainability.  However, constrained corporate resources often limit the ability of organizations to fully pursue that path.  One potential solution is a strategic partnership between a company with significant coproducts volume and a startup with upcycling technology.  Some of the risks and benefits of this approach will be discussed using the Zea10 story as an example.

Ian Mackay, CEO of Zea10, has degrees in Chemistry, Materials Science, Public Affairs and Business Administration and has over twenty years of experience commercializing technology and forming and managing technology companies. He is committed to sustainability as well as reducing hunger and feels both excited and grateful to work with a team with the same goals. When not busy with proteins, Ian enjoys his time exploring craft breweries, biking, playing melodies on the electric guitar, and going on treks with his two dogs while leaving his two uninterested cats at home.

$55 – NY/CNJ IFT Members before 12:00 noon 4/19/19
$60 – NY/CNJ IFT Nonmembers & Members after 12:00 noon 4/19/19
$30 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members before 12:00 noon 4/19/19
$40 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members after 12:00 noon 4/19/19


Stuffed Mushrooms & Calamari Fritte during Networking

Caesar Salad
Four Cheese Ravioli
Chicken Parmesan
Salmon Lemon & Herb
Gigi’s Butter Cake
New York Style Cheesecake
Coffee, Tea, Decaf


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