New Professionals – June 2013 summer mixer

Well, I just can’t stop talking about the New Professionals event in June hosted by Annie’s! I don’t know about you, but I have never been to an IFT event that included a make-your-own s’mores bar (featuring Annie’s graham crackers) and a Mac and cheese bar with toppings (bacon, peas, nuts, onions, and more – 2 trays full of options!) Super fun.
Bob Kaake from Annie’s was our gracious host, and he told us all about Annie’s: from the start of the company by Annie herself, and their growth through new products which include salad dressings (my personal favorite is the Goddess dressing) , snack items (bunny grahams and cheddar bunnies), condiments and most recently frozen pizza! We toured Annie’s and afterwards we all enjoyed time in the Annie’s garden.
Annie's product shelf
We had great attendance at this event, and I was very happy to welcome all of the local food science summer interns!
The support for NCIFT New Professionals has been tremendous- we really have a great local food science community here in Northern California. The group continues to grow, with more New Professionals at every event – and we always welcoming to new members! If you are a new professional or know someone who would like to come, please contact me!