Meetings & Events

2016-17 Meeting Schedule:

See below for the complete list of events for 2016-17. You can view our older events since 2014 here.

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September 12th
Marriott, Oak Brook
September Dinner Meeting
Title: A Defense of Food Science - considering some advantages of our modern food system
Speaker: John Coupland
September 28th
Hopewell Brewery, Chicago
New Professionals: Hopewell Brewery Tour
6:00 - 8:00 PM
October 4th
Koval Distillery, Chicao
CSIFT Membership Event - KOVAL Distillery Tour
6:00 - 7:00 PM
October 17th
Carlisle, Lombard
October Dinner Meeting
Title: Food Safety Challenges in the Emerging Cannabis Products Market
Speaker: Dr. Tim Wheeler
October 26th
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, Homer Glen
New Professionals: Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm
5:30 - 8:30 PM
November 9th
Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont
November 17th
Pequod's Pizza, Chicago
New Professionals: Pizza & Game Night
6:00 - 9:00 PM
December 7th
Greater Chicago Food Depository
New Professionals/Membership Volunteer Event: Greater Chicago Food Depository
6:00 - 8:45 PM
December 12th
The Westin, Chicago - North Shore
December Dinner Meeting
Title: From Fax Machines to Emojis: Understanding Generational Differences at Work
Speaker: Catherin Malloy Cummings
January 17th
Maggiano’s, Skokie
January Dinner Meeting
Title: Food Defense: Threat and Response
Speaker: John Larkin
January 24th
Whirlyball, Lombard
New Professionals: Whirlyball
6:30 - 8:30 PM
February 9th
Belden Stratford, Chicago
CSIFT Membership Event - Curries around the World
6:30 - 8:30 PM
February 13th
Café la Cave, Des Plaines
February Dinner Meeting
Title: GMO's: A Growing Concern
Moderator: Benjamin Howard
Speakers: Dr. Sunny Gilbert & Joel Warady
February 23rd
Madison Vine Wines
New Professionals: Wine and Chocolate
6:00 - 8:00 PM
March 13th
Waterford, Elmhurst
Student Night - March Dinner Meeting
Title: Better Brand, Better Opportunities: Next-Level Strategies for Career Development
Speaker: JD Gershbein, CEO of Owlish Communications
March 29th
Granite City Food & Brewery
New Professionals: Networking & Fun
6:00 - 8:00 PM
April 10th
Kendall College, Chicago
April Dinner Meeting
Title: The Magic of Mushrooms
Speaker: Steve Solomon - The Mushroom Council
April 20th
Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago
April Professional Development Event
Title: Take Control of Your Digital Professional Profile
Speaker: Don Schindler & Jamie Vander Molen
April 26th
New Professionals: Ping-Pong, Fun and Food!
6:00 - 8:00 PM
May 8th
The Estate - Gene & Georgetti's, Rosemont
55th Annual Tanner Lecture - May Dinner Meeting
Title: Food Allergies – From Chaos, Confusion, and Concern to Commitment and Control
Speaker: Steve Taylor, Ph.D.
May 13th
The Plant, Chicago
CSIFT Membership Event - Touring of The Plant Chicago
10:00 - 11:00 AM
June 7th
Whole Foods Market, Chicago
New Professionals: Cooking, Networking, and Fun
6:00 - 9:00 PM
July 26th
Level 257, Schaumburg
New Professionals: Game Night Extravaganza
6:30 - 9:30 PM
August 15th
Cog Hill Golf Course, Lemont
10th Annual CSIFT Golf Outing at Cog Hill
Golf Outing Information
Golf Outing Raffle Prizes & Sponsorship
November 1st
Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont

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