Welcome to the Western New York Section of the Institute of Food Technologists


WNYIFT is one of 53 regional sections of the IFT organization, a non-profit scientific society with 17,000 members. The section includes members from Western and Central New York State.

The members of the Western New York IFT are professionals involved in all segments of the food industry, academia and government. Our members represent all areas of the food industry, from packaging to manufacturing to research & development and beyond.

(Letter from Western New York Chair)

Dear members, patrons, exhibitors and students of the Western New York IFT Section,

The board of Western NY IFT takes the safety and security of  community very seriously and of utmost importance.

After careful considerations and extensive discussions, the board of Western NY IFT has decided to cancel the Annual Food Expo and signature Golf Outing in 2020. However, we look forward to meeting everyone in Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

The Board would like to to express heartfelt gratitude towards our attendees, exhibitors, business partners and, most of all, the tireless student volunteers who stood by us and supported every move. It is times like these that we realize the true value of a closely-knit and committed community of food professionals. The board hopes to see you all in March 2021.

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With professionals in industry, academia and government, we strive to promote all aspects of food technology.  We are proud to be recognized as a 2017 – 2018 IFT Section of Merit!

Whether you are a new student or a seasoned professional, you will benefit from being a member of WNYIFT. Meetings occur several times throughout the year (check out the Events page) for fun and informative evenings with outstanding speakers and tours. These events provide you with the opportunity to network, be active in your local area and enjoy gourmet cuisine.

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WNYIFT is happy to announce that our section was being recognized as a 2017-2018 Section of Merit!


This recognition symbolizes the section’s commitment to IFT, section members, and the food science and technology profession. The events held throughout the year, exemplary volunteer service, excellence in leadership and dedication to the food science and technology profession demonstrate ongoing devotion to ensuring that the sections will flourish for years to come.