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: Griffith Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Corporate Executive Chef posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: April 18th, 2019
Company: Grecian Delight Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Director of Procurement posted in Other - Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Available until: April 17th, 2019
Company: Grecian Delight Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Food Safety & Quality Manager - USDA posted in Food Safety
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Available until: April 11th, 2019
Company: Grecian Delight Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Process Engineering Manager posted in Operations/Food Processing/Engineer
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Available until: April 11th, 2019
Company: Grecian Delight Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Supply Chain Manager posted in Other
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Available until: April 11th, 2019
Company: Kelly Scientific
Type: Temporary
Job: Quality Technician posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Chicago, IL
Available until: April 4th, 2019
Company: Sustainable Bioproducts
Type: Internship
Job: Product Development Intern posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Chicago, IL
Available until: March 30th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Internship
Job: Summer Internship in Microbiology posted in Food Safety
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: March 29th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Business Development Manager posted in Sales
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: March 29th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Microbiology Lab Technician posted in Food Safety
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: March 29th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Microbiology Supervisor posted in Food Safety
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: March 29th, 2019
Company: Topco Associates
Type: Internship
Job: Quality Assurance Internship posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Available until: March 29th, 2019
Company: Power Packaging, A DHL Company
Type: Internship
Job: Quality Intern posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: IL, WI, TX
Available until: March 24th, 2019
Company: Power Packaging, A DHL Company
Type: Full Time
Job: Production Supervisor posted in Management
Location: Batavia and Geneva, IL
Available until: March 24th, 2019
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.

October 2018 Event:
Breakfast with Imbibe: Experts Weigh In On Sugar Reduction
A cross-functional panel of beverage experts will feature four perspectives on developing reduced, low and no-sugar products at the bench top level through commercialization. Panelists will answer questions relating to the costs associated with sugar reduction, challenges encountered when reformulating products that use less sugar, the impact of replacing or removing sugar on taste, and the limits of using certain sweeteners across markets. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the technical and regulatory aspects of sugar reduction, attendees will have an opportunity to taste and compare products that use modern sweetener and flavor modulating technologies.
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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.

September 2018 Event:
Networking 101

Hate networking because you just don’t know how? Looking to network in your industry and you have no idea where to start when you walk into a large room of people?

Fear no more, Chicago Section IFT knows this can be a challenge! Join us on Wednesday, September 26th at Moretti’s in Rosemont for some tips, tricks and tools on how to network for one the best around, David Yurko, currently the President of the Board- Woodfield Area Children's Organization and former Economic Development Specialist with the Schaumburg Business Association.

Dave is going to talk about the best networking tactics out there! Come on by at 5pm, Dave speaks at 6pm and stick around to use those new skills!

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