Professional Development Committee

Grow Professionally

The Chicago Section IFT Professional Development Committee is broken up into 2 sub-groups 1) Technical Sessions Team – members the PD committee who are part of the technical sessions team are responsible for organizing educational sessions that provide targeted content valuable for professionals in the food industry. 2) Career Guidance Team – this team organizes events that offer professional development opportunities that every business professional can learn from, not necessarily specific to food science.
If you are interested in joining our team to help plan and execute fun educational sessions please e-mail Elieke Demmer, we would love to have you!
Elieke Demmer PhD, RD
Chair, Professional Development Committee
National Dairy Council, Dairy Management Inc.
Phone: (847) 627-3232
elieke.demmer@dairy.org

Professional Development Activities
Job Listings

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Company: Imbibe Inc
Type: Full Time
Job: Supply Chain Analyst posted in Other
Location: Niles, IL
Available until: June 24th, 2018
Company: Imbibe Inc
Type: Full Time
Job: Sales Assistant posted in Sales
Location: Niles, IL
Available until: June 24th, 2018
Company: Vanee Foods Company
Type: Full Time
Job: Senior Food Scientist posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Anywhere
Available until: June 22nd, 2018
Company: Custom Culinary
Type: Full Time
Job: Senior QS Technician posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Oswego, IL
Available until: June 10th, 2018
Company: Imbibe Inc
Type: Full Time
Job: Beverage Scientist posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Niles, IL
Available until: June 8th, 2018
Company: Griffith Foods Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: SDS Specialist posted in Regulatory
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: May 31st, 2018
Career Center

Members of Chicago Section IFT have access to our online Career Center where you can Find a Job and Post a Job.

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Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions provide content that is valuable and targeted specifically towards professionals in the food industry. Sessions generally run 2-3 hours and focus on a specific topic that is technical in nature.

May 2018 Event:
Fresh & Less Processed: High Pressure Processing
As consumers continue to demand fresh and less processed foods, high pressure pasteurization – an old technology – is finding new relevance in the marketplace and spreading rapidly across the US and the world. This is the enabling technology behind many cold pressed juices, fresh dips and salsas, even fresh fruits and vegetables in smoothies, shots, and other applications. Join us for breakfast to hear about the trends that are driving the industry, the process of getting started and using the technology on your products, and the leading edge of science and food safety related to this exciting technology.
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Career Guidance & Education

Chicago Section IFT also offers professional development opportunities not specific to food science but that every business professional can learn from.

May 2018 Event:
Corporate Social Responsibility: The Key to Driving Relevant Brands

Corporate Social Responsibility used to be seen as a separate group of activities and promises that companies made to their customers, and to improve the world around them. But, as CSR has evolved, it has come to be the heart and soul of companies, as well the set of factors that make their brand and company cultures differentiated and relevant. Join us for cocktails and appetizers to hear a panel of experts discuss trends in CSR, how CSR is brought to life within companies (both big and small) today, and walk through an exercise that helps to clarify your CSR statement and give it life.

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