Upcoming MN IFT Events & News!


DATE: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Registrations due by May 10, 2014.

TIME: Registration at 11:30; Shotgun Tee-off at 1:00PM

LOCATION: The Legends Golf Club, 8670 Credit River Blvd, Prior Lake, MN 55372

FORMAT: Tournament will be played in Scramble with 4-person teams. If you do not enter a team list, you will be paired with others.


$475 Foursome Team (Green fees, Cart, Prizes and Social)
$125 Single (Green fees, Cart, Prizes and Social)
$20 Social only (Registration due by May 10 – Online Registration will open after April 24)

Gold Sponsor ($750): Includes Foursome registration and Tee sponsorship
Silver Sponsor ($400): Includes Twosome registration and Tee sponsorhip
Hole Contest Sponsor ($150): Mentioned as sponsor and a sign at hole
Goody Bag Donation (144 golfers)

May Chair's Message

I am happy to see the grass turning green, the flowers blooming and the temperature warming up.  Spring has finally arrived!

Our April dinner recognized outstanding students from Junior High through Graduate School.  Congratulations to all the scholarship winners and the Phi Tau Sigma inductees.  It was a great night of recognition for the up and coming future leaders of the food industry. We also had our 3rd Annual Trivia competition.  Congratulations to team Swashbucklers for winning the competition and bragging rights. Pictures of Student night are posted on the website.

Our last event for our fiscal year is the MN IFT and MISA Golf Outing on May 20th, at The Legends Gold Club.  Registration is online at www.mnift.org.  This is a great day to spend with your customers, colleagues, and friends, while contributing to the scholarship fund at the University of Minnesota and The Groveland Food Shelf.

Cherie Jones

MN Product Development & Management Association Event 

 PDMA Minnesota Chapter events are a wonderful way to gain new knowledge and build your professional network. Our chapter is dedicated to building the Minnesota new product development and management community.

PDMA-MN invites you to join us on May 21st @ 5 pm at Skyline International Design Center for “Breakthrough Innovation & Strategy from Concept to Commercialization” featuring Jon Althoff & Julie Heck from Skyline International Design Center.

Tour the Skyline facility + learn about their UNIQUE product development process, commercialization and global launch of Skyline WindScape, “The World’s First Air-Powered Exhibit System!”

For more details or to register, please visit:  http://www.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1268.


Flavor Applications in Food- Shortcourse
Dates: May 28-30, 2014

Taught by: Gary Reineccius and Devin Peterson
Cost: $800 for Flavor Research and Education Center Members, $975 for nonmembers
Location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus,
126 McNeal Hall,
       1985 Buford Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108
More information & Registration

This course is intended for professionals in the food and flavor industries who are involved in the creation, manufacture, application (use) or evaluation of flavorings.

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May 20th, 2014

Golf Outing
June 21st-24th , 2014

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo