Below is the planned list of events for the WNYIFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.

WNYIFT Annual Golf Extravaganza

Join us for a fun-filled day with industry peers in the 2021 WNYIFT Golf Extravaganza, scheduled on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the beautiful Ravenwood Golf Club.  Lunch begins at 11:00 am, tee off at 12:00 pm, dinner to follow. Prizes for all, this is the golf event to attend.  Your payment includes lunch, 18 holes of golf on a beautiful course, dinner, driving range privileges and carts with GPS. If you cannot make to the Golf, you are also welcome to stop by and join us for the networking dinner.

For pricing, more information and to register, please click WNYIFT Golf Sign Up Sheet 2021 to download the sign-up sheet.  Please send your filled form and payment to Justin Marcus or online via Square at the address included in the form by September 10, 2021. All golf fees must be pre-paid. We will not be able to take payments at the door.  Contributions for the prize table are welcome.


WNYIFT Food Expo has been cancelled in 2020 due to pandemic impact of COVID-19; however, we look forward to meeting everyone in Fall 2021 (exact dates TBD). The event is held annually at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The day will start with technical seminars, followed with complimentary luncheon and supplier exhibits. Be sure to enter the drawing of Door Prize Scavenger Hunt while walking on the show flour to meet awesome exhibitors and attendees. The WNYIFT Food Expo will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with industry trends, talk with suppliers of food ingredients, equipment and services and meet with our fellows of the Western New York food industry!  More detail and register info will be updated soon.

[Past event] WNYIFT Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship During A Pandemic: Challenges and How To Navigate Through

WNYIFT board hosted a virtual panel discussion on Zoom with Jason Goodman from Antithesis Foods and Amy Grace Funcik from AUXA to discuss the impact, challenges, and opportunities for food entrepreneurship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This event was held on Feb 3rd, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time. The link to the recording of this event can be accessed here.

More events:

WNYIFT will be holding several Networking events and a dinner meeting. Watch your email for details!

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