Meetings & Events

2017-18 Meeting Schedule:

See below for the complete list of events for 2017-18. You can view our 2016-2017 Events here or our older events since 2014 here.

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August 15th
Cog Hill Golf Course, Lemont
10th Annual CSIFT Golf Outing at Cog Hill
Golf Outing Information
Golf Outing Raffle Prizes & Sponsorship
September 11th
Carlisle, Lombard
September Dinner Meeting
Title: Advances in Restructuring of Food Materials Using Nanotechnology
Speaker: Dr Jozef Kokini
September 21st
Park and Field, Chicago
New Professionals: Evening of Fun
5:00 - 8:00 PM
October 3rd
ArcLight Cinemas - Chicago
Food Evolution Film Screening & Discussion
Door Open at 6:30pm, Screening 7:00pm
October 13th
The Food Science Lab at Carl Schurz High School, Chicago
October Professional Development Event
Title: From the Food Science lab to the Cafeteria and Beyond
October 16th
Cooper’s Hawk: Arlington Heights, Burr Ridge & South Barrington
October Dinner Meeting
Dine Around and Wine Pairings
October 26th
Chicago Botanical Gardens, Glencoe
New Professionals: Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns
7:00 - 9:00 PM
November 1st
Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont
November 7th
Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations, Chicago
CSIFT Membership Event - Through the Looking Glass: Global Street Foods
6:00 - 8:00 PM
November 15th
Old Irving Brewery, Chicago
New Professionals: Old Irving Brewing
6:00 - 8:00 PM
November 28th
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
November 28th - December 1st
Pre-conference workshops and training: Nov. 28 & 29
Conference and Exhibits: Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
December 5th
Morton Arboretum, Lisle
December Dinner Meeting
Holiday Party with Illumination
Speaker: Dr Cindy Stewart, President-Elect, IFT
Title: The Science of Food - What will the next 75 years look like and how can we positively impact the future
This Dinner Meeting takes place on a Tuesday
December 14th
Olam Cocoa Innovation Centre
New Professionals: Holiday Chocolate Fun
5:30 - 7:30 PM
February 8th
Madison Vine Wines, Chicago
New Professionals: Wine Tasting
6:00 - 8:00 PM
February 12th
Café la Cave, Des Plaines
February Dinner Meeting
Title: A Evening with Next Gen Sequencing, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WGS
Event Moderator: Benjamin Howard
February 21st
Imbibe, Niles
CSIFT Membership & New Professionals Event - Behind the Scenes with Chicago Food Bloggers
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Note: You must be a Member or New Professional to attend. Guests are not allowed at this event.
March 12th
The Westin, Chicago - North Shore
Student Night - March Dinner Meeting
Title: Trends to Inspire and Flavors to Remember
March 15th
Pinstripes, Oak Brook
New Professionals: Bocce Ball Night
6:00 - 8:00 PM
April 5th
Lockton Companies LLC, Chicago
April 2018 Professional Development Event
Title: Next Level Recall Readiness: Managing Risk, Regulation and Outrage (in the Twitterverse)
April 9th
Maggiano’s, Skokie
April Dinner Meeting - Joint event with RCA
Topic: Scaling Flavor
Speaker: Dr. Ali Bouzari
April 12th
Whole Foods Market-Lincoln Park
New Professionals: Mexican Cooking
6:30 - 9:30 PM
May 14th
The Estate - Gene & Georgetti's, Rosemont
56th Annual Tanner Lecture - May Dinner Meeting
Speaker: Purnendu C. Vasavada, Professor Emeritus, UW-River Falls
Title: FSMA: Implementation and Impact on Global food Industry and role of FSPCA in Preventive Controls Education and Outreach
May 16th
Perkins Coie, Chicago
May 16, 2018 Professional Development Event
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility: The Key to Driving Relevant Brands
May 22nd
Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago
May 22, 2018 Professional Development Event
Title: Fresh & Less Processed: High Pressure Processing
May 30th
The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, Chicago
CSIFT Membership Event - An Evening with Eli’s Cheesecake
6:00 - 8:00 PM
June 20th
Park and Field, Chicago
New Professionals: Summer Social
5:00 - 8:00 PM
August 21st
Cog Hill Golf Course, Lemont
11th Annual CSIFT Golf Outing at Cog Hill
Golf Outing Information
Golf Outing Raffle Prizes & Sponsorship
August 29th
RXBAR Headquarters, Chicago
August 29, 2018 Professional Development Event
Title: Rapid Innovation In The Food Industry

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