Recordings of Past Meetings

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NYIFT Webinar

Unveiling Food & Beverage Trends:
A Review of 2022 and an Outlook on What’s Next
Lynn Dornblaser – Director of Innovation & Insights MINTEL

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

CNJIFT Holiday Dinner Meeting

Honey & Cheese Pairing
Beth & Tim Couchoud — Honeysuckle Nectary Apiary and Gardens
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Maria Stewart & Matt Kriegler — Gorgeous Goat Creamery
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Monday, November 7, 2022

Upcycling: Transforming waste streams into sustainable and innovative products
Susan Mayer, Innovation Advisor, Food & Agriculture Lead – RTI Innovation Advisors
Ben Stone – Sales & Operations Manager at Blue Stripes Urban Cacao 

Blue Stripes Facility
Cacao isn’t Chocolate, it’s a Delicious Superfood
Upcycling: The Triple Benefit

Friday, September 16, 2022

Rutgers Graduate Seminar
Speakers: Joe Light – Retired Ingredion & IFT Board Member; Gerri Cristantiello, GC Business Services LLC – NYIFT Section Administrator; Marc Meyers, Meyers Consulting – NYIFT Board Member

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

What is a Research Chef Anyway?
Kyle Warner Shadix
Director — Early-Stage Innovation, Mixology & Culinary, Global Beverage Breakthrough Team – PepsiCo
Sandy Cook, CRC – Corporate Executive Research Chef  – Consultant;
Lauren Martey, CRC – Senior Research Chef – Tastepoint, IFF
Kevin McDermott –Executive Chef — Culinessence™, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc
                                                                              Stefan H. Strehler – Director Flavor Application, Food/Culinary — Takasago

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

A Taste of Space and an Update on IFT
Vickie Kloeris – IFT President

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The ABC’s of Traceability: Now and the Future
Speaker: Bryan Hitchcock – Executive Director Global Food Traceability Center for IFT

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 Wednesday, February 9, 2022

NYIFT Virtual Student Night & Poster Presentations
Meera PatelSenior Technologist, Global Sensory – Ingredion Incorporated

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Where is New Product Innovation Headed?
Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation & Insights – MINTEL

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

“The Future of Diet, Health & Wellness Post COVID”
Speaker: Robert C. Post Ph.D., MEd, MSc, CEO/Principal – FoodTrition Solutions LLC

For a copy of the powerpoint Presentation contact Dr. Robert Post at




Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (NYIFT)
“Whitespace Opportunities in the Alternative Protein Sector”
Speaker: Emma Ignaszewski, Corporate Project Manager
The Good Food Institute (GFI)

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 (CNJIFT)
How a Nonprofit Like Can Help Your Business’s Food Waste Reduction Effort
Speaker: Gary Oppenheimer, Founder & Executive Director
Information About Solutions, including Powerpoint Presentation Given 3/11:



Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (NYIFT)
Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 upon the Consumer and the Food Industry . . . and What’s Next?
Below are the presentations given by the two speakers:

The Intersection of Government and the Food Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alison Bodor, President and CEO – American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI)

How the Pandemic Changed How we Cook, Eat and Shop
Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovations & Insights – MINTEL

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 (NYIFT)
“The Next Wave of Alternative Proteins”
Panel Presentation with Q&A  via Webinar
Lou Cooperhouse, President & CEO – BlueNalu, Inc.
Janet Collins, Vice President of Regulatory, Industry, and Government Affairs – Motif FoodWorks, Inc.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
“The Changing Face of Food Science and IFT”

Speaker:  Noel Anderson, Ph.D., President of IFT
  Managing Partner – Mosaic Food Advisors
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
“Anthropology, Microbiome and Metabolism: The Resistant Starch Story”
Speaker:  Rhonda Witwer, Technical Service Food Sales Director for Starch – ADM
For a copy of the powerpoint Presentation contact Rhonda directly at


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