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: Grecian Delight Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Quality Technician - Food Safety posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: 1201 Tonne Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Available until: June 16th, 2019
Company: Mrieux NutriSciences
Type: Full Time
Job: Business Development Manager posted in Sales
Location: Chicago, IL
Available until: June 6th, 2019
Company: Custom Culinary
Type: Full Time
Job: Business Development Chef-Southern California posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: California
Available until: May 30th, 2019
Company: Gulf Stream Search
Type: Full Time
Job: Sr. Innovation R&D Scientist posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Chicago, IL
Available until: May 28th, 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.

May 2019 Event:
Repurposing Waste Streams into Sustainable Food Ingredients
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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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