Join us for a monthly dinner meetings! Our events are lively and welcoming, so don’t be shy. From 5:00 to 6:00, catch up with old friends or mingle with new acquaintances over your favorite beverage. Dinner is served at 6:00, followed by a fascinating guest speaker around 6:30 pm. It’s simple, fun, and interesting!”
2023-2024 OSIFT Monthly Events
THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE IN MARCH 2024. PLEASE JOIN US FOR SUPPLIERS NIGHT ON FEB. 26 AT THE DOUBLETREE IN PORTLAND AND STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE MARCH MONTHLY MEETING!!!
Prior Events 2023-2024 Dec 2023
12th Holiday Party Dinner Meeting - at Food Innovation Center Portland
This year, we joined forces with the Food Innovation Center and experienced first-hand the vibrant food innovation hub supporting entrepreneurs, researchers, and businesses in Oregon and beyond. We indulged in a delicious meal while learning about the Food Innovation Center's capabilities and focus areas for 2024, while mingling with fellow food enthusiasts, industry and academia professionals, and staff of Oregon State University's Food Innovation Center.
Via proceeds from our annual raffle, OSIFT donated $1,675.08 to the Oregon Food Bank, contributing to their vital mission of alleviating hunger and supporting those in need. It felt great to make a positive impact in our community during the holiday season!
14th Dinner Meeting - at Vue Corvallis Event Space.
Join OSIFT November 14th and learn strategies to navigate the maze of regulatory compliance for your small food business. Featuring networking with industry experts and a presentation by Emmalea Rice, Senior Regulatory Associate at Foodwit.
10th Dinner Meeting - at Merlot Room at Chemeketa Eola; Northwest Wine Studies Center
Ever wondered how they make Beaver Classic™ cheese so delicious? Join OSIFT on October 10th for a guided cheese tasting featuring OSU student experts our October dinner meeting! You'll learn a little bit about cheesemaking, cheese-perfecting, and taste a variety of fabulous cheeses in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country.
12th Dinner Meeting (in-person) - September 12th from 5-8 pm at McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville
Learn about the impacts of wildfire smoke on Oregon wines and current approaches in how the industry is mitigating the impacts of smoke on wine - featuring Cole Cerrato, PhD Assistant Professor, OSU Smoke Wine and Grapes Analytical Lab
Last Year's Events May 2023
9th Dinner Meeting (in-person) - Join us for the Last OSIFT Meeting of the season, at McMenamins Old Church in Wilsonville from 5-8PM!!!
Learn how to support the Oregon Ag economy by incorporating local ingredients into your products, featuring Speakers from Oregon Commodity Commisions!
April 2023 March 2023 February 2023
Suppliers Night - February 27 2023 - The Oregon IFT Suppliers Night is an opportunity for vendors of food ingredients, co-packers, food packaging, equipment and services to meet with members of the Oregon and Southern Washington food industry. Each table comes with electricity and registration for one company representative.
13th HOLIDAY MEETING 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST - We are excited to have our December meeting featuring Cara Turano from Oregon Entrepreneurs Network at Stockpot in Beaverton. Learn about OEN, The Angel Food Network, and the Emerge Initiative. HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES Donate to Oregon Food Bank: You can donate when you buy your ticket, at the meeting, or right here if you cannot make the meeting (click the link). https://give.oregonfoodbank.org/OSIFT22
8th Dinner Meeting - Double Header! 5:00pm Location Sait Irene in Tualatin, The New FST: Oregon's Leading Food Science Research Resource, Lisbeth Goddik, Department Head OSU Food Science & Technology and Attracting Students to Careers in Food Science, Sue Queisser, FST Undergraduate Recruitment & Outreach
11th Dinner meeting - Food Design: Moving Innovation Beyond Just an Idea, Holly Mensch, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Smart Sweets 5:00pm Location TBD
15th OSIFT/OSU Beaver Football Game Tailgate - Crop Science Parking Lot, Corvallis, OR (Time TBD). Enjoy food, football, and Zak's famous rootbeer!
13th Dinner meeting - Inside Edibles, Drew Hull, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Product Innovation, True Terpenes 5:00pm, Location TBD (Portland Area)
26th Back to School Welcome Pizza Party 4:30pm Weigand Hall (FST Building), Corvallis, OR. Come and mingle with students, welcome them back, and talk about the benefits of networking with OSIFT.
Thurs. Mar 7 '24 (4:30-7:30PM)- Mingle Happy Hour @ Wayfinder Beer, Portland OR
Monthly Dinner Events return in March 2024 - stay tuned for details