Friday morning sessions are held in the Opera House. This allows our suppliers more time to set up their booths for Suppliers Night.
Attendees of the morning sessions grab a quick and nutritious breakfast between sessions.
Pam Gray with Kraft Foods presented “2012 Food Trendictions– Predicting Tomorrow’s Trends Today”. Pam was the 2012 Intermountain IFT Keynote Speaker.
Frank Muir, CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, updated attendees with ‘News From The Idaho Potato Comission– 75th Anniversary”. Have you spotted the new Idaho Potato Truck that was designed and built in Weiser, ID?
Loren Ward, Director of Research and Development for Glanbia Nutritionals, presented “Whey Out There- A Futuristic Look At Whey”. This presentation included applications for whey protein outside the food world.
The UI/WSU students from the School of Food Science, ready to greet Banquet attendees.
Brian and Jamie, posing for the camera during the Banquet Cocktail Hour.
Networking during Banquet Cocktail Hour.
Randy and Jolene enjoy the ambiance in the River Run Lodge.
Members line up to fill their plates at the Banquet.
It was difficult to choose between the Prime Rib and the Pork Roast.
The Sun Valley staff greeted each of us with a smile.
Jim gets ready to announce the Networking Event winners.
Matt’s team wins an award for their skills during the networking event.
Jay’s team wins an award for their skills during the Networking event.
Another winning team from the Networking Event.
Jim presents Kathy with an award for her networking skills.
The winning team from the Networking Event on Thursday afternoon.
Basic American Foods received the Distinguished Support award. Basic American Foods has been an active supporter of Intermountain IFT, through volunteers on the Board and monetary sponsorship.
Dee Bjarnson, a member of the Intermountain IFT section for over 15 years, was presented with the Distinguished Member award. Dee was recognized for his active involvement, support, and commitment to Intermountain IFT.
Nancy Smith was presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Nancy was the Suppliers Night Coordinator from 2009 to 2012.
Jolene presents Nathan Bronson with an award of appreciation for his time on the Intermountain IFT Board. Nathan was the past-chair this year and coordinated Suppliers Night.
The 2011-2012 Intermountain IFT Board. Front Row: Nancy Smith (Suppliers Night Coordinator), Josie Landon (Media Specialist), Jolene Cram (Chair), Kathy McBride (Member-At-Large), Shawn Harrison (Chair Elect), and Jim Thomas (Secretary Elect). Back Row: Randy Friedley (Historian), Nathan Bronson (Past Chair), Brian Huber (Secretary), Jay Astle (Treasurer), and Matt Hobson (Membership Chair).
Dewey, Pickette, and Howe provided the entertainment for the Banquet.
Distinguished Member: Dee Bjarnson (Nonpariel)
Distinguished Service: Nancy Smith (Univar)
Distinguished Supplier: Sargento
Past Chair: Nathan Bronson
Distinguished Support: Basic American Foods
2012 Board Members:
Chair: Jolene Cram (HB Specialty Foods)
Past Chair: Nathan Bronson (PPI)
Chair Elect: Shawn Harrison (Glanbia)
Secretary: Brian Huber (Heinz)
Secretary Elect: Jim Thomas (Idahoan)
Treasurer: Jay Astle (Univar)
Member-At-Large: Kathy McBride (Basic American Foods)
Jolene Cram conducts the Intermountain Section Business Meeting.
The UI/WSU School of Food Science Students welcome attendees to the Symposium. The Intermountain IFT Board appreciates the efforts of the students during this event. We would be lost without them!
Jay updates members on the Section Financials.
The 2011-2012 Intermountain IFT Scholarship Recipients list from the UI/WSU School of Food Science.
Past and present recipients of the Intermountain IFT Scholarships are recognized during the Business Meeting.
Jamie Thomas is elected as the Secretary-Elect for 2012-2013.
Nathan introduces a new session, Ignite.
Ignite- a new session that features fun and faced paced information sharing and brainstorming between members and suppliers.
Tony with Novozymes discusses lactose intolerance and the advances with Lactase enzyme.
Amanda with Gamay discusses the infinite possibilities of cheese flavors.
Jay with Univar discusses Trends.
Shawn with Glanbia presents “Come to the White Side”, her professional journey from the potato industry to the dairy industry.
Priscilla with the University of Idaho discusses the Local Food movement.
Leah talks about DSM enzymes and their role in acrylamide reduction.
Monica from 3M discusses molecular pathogen testing.
“Advances in Foreign Material Detection” was presented by Bill Scott with RL Scott and Associates.
Dr. Huber from the University of Idaho discusses ‘Resistant Starches’.
“Milk and Dairy Markets in Idaho” was presented by Russ with Glanbia Foods, Inc.
“The Future of Local Food” was presented by Priscilla Salant, Director of the Office of Community Partnerships University of Idaho.
“The Future of Idaho School Lunch Program” was presented by Anna Mae Florence , R.D., L.D., Administrative Review Training Grant Coordinator with the Child Nutrition Programs at Idaho State Department of Education.