Develop: Advance and Promote Careers in the Science of Food
Enhance and promote the knowledge of CSIFT members and prospective members worldwide
Network: Establish productive and interactive communities
Engage and convene relevant stakeholders to debate, create, and transfer knowledge, and communicate the latest information affecting the science of food.
Innovate: Promote the Application of Science and Technology
Be a source of influence and thought leadership for the development, application and communication of the science of food.
Include: Enable Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Leverage diversity and inclusion within CSIFT to advance our mission and the science of food.
The Chicago Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (CSIFT) is the first, the largest, and most active Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The Section boundaries encompass the northern part of the State of Illinois and include the Illinois postal zip codes 600-619, 623, 625-627, 463, and 464. However, the Chicago Section IFT accepts local membership from any interested person from any other location who pays a full Member’s annual dues.
The Section was officially formed on January 15, 1941, two years after the Institute of Food Technologists was founded. The International IFT organization is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Since 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.