a non-profit professional organization for the support of the food industry in
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Welcome to the Northeast Section of the Institute of Food Technologists,
a professional society for the food industry, encompassing Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine. The depth of knowledge, diversity, and technology that is represented by the people and companies of this region is extensive. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you can be sure to learn something through the interesting people, informative speakers, and outstanding tours that the programming committee presents each year.

We welcome any comments or questions and look forward to hearing from anyone interested in participating on any committee, making phone calls or sharing ideas for future meetings. Please feel free to contact anyone on the Executive Board, using the link above.

Upcoming Events!

Research Chef Association (RCA) Conference

Revolutionizing Food
Reimagining Innovation

Marriott Boston Quincy
Quincy, MA

The Northeastern Section, Institute of Food Technologists (NEIFT) will be hosting a vibrant Meet and Greet event on March 6th, 2024 from 5:30 PM -7:00 PM in the Basalt Room at the Quincy Marriot following the RCA Expo. With this event, we will bring together professionals, experts, and enthusiasts of the food industry, while discovering more about IFT and our regional chapter. Join us for a delightful evening of networking, collaborating, and sharing our passion for food science & culinary arts. Food & beverages will be provided. We hope to see you all there!

Details and Registration


Annual Student Recognition Night


33 East Main Street
Westborough, MA 015

Details and registration

Congratulations to our 2023

NEIFT Scholarship Recipients!

First Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award

Kentaro Kawata– University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Shirley Barber Scholarship Award

Undergraduate Scholarship Award  
Astrid D'Andrea – University of Massachusetts - Melvin Darack Award

Amelia Navarre – University of Massachusetts

Alex Pierce - University of Maine

Lily Saad - University of Massachusetts

Graduate Scholarship Award  
Meetha Nesam James – University of Maine - Suppliers’ Award

Sloane Stoufer- University of Massachusetts

Junhyo Cho – University of Massachusetts

Gil Cohen - University of Massachusetts

Anand Soorneedi - University of Massachusetts

NEIFT awarded $20,000 in scholarship this year.  This scholarship program represents the significant investment and commitments from NEIFT to our future food scientists and technologists and recognition of excellent food science programs in the region. 



Check our '
Career Opportunities'

Page for new listings!

Regional News

We said goodbye on January 10, 2021 to Mike Sanna, a longtime member of the NEIFT and friend. Details can be found at Michael Sanna - Obituary - Abington, MA - Blanchard Funeral Chapel | CurrentObituary.com

Michael was a graduate of UMASS Amherst, part of the fraternity Lamda Chi Alpha. It was there he co-authored a book with Dr. Francis, and graduated with his Bachelor's in Food Science. He later went on to graduate from Bridgewater State with a Bachelor's in Education. Years later, he was a columnist for the South Shore News, and proudly wrote the column "Let's Talk about Food." In addition, he was an officer in IFT (Institute ofl Food Technologists). Michael also worked at James O. Welch as a Candy Technologist, and later worked for Ocean Spray in Hanson. He was a Food Scientist at Brady Enterprises for 51 years.


It is with a heavy heart that we must notify our members and friends that Mark J. Moisey passed away on December 22, 2020. A beautiful soul gone too soon. Here are complete details and a lovely Tribute: https://lnkd.in/gJcprKA (courtesy of NYIFT)

Toni Ruth Manning, 73, of Shelburne Falls passed away on Thursday October 8, 2020. She was the owner and founder of TRM Food Consultants

Toni was born on October 17, 1946, in Greenfield, MA, the daughter of the late Farley A. Manning and Ruth F. Koegel.

Toni attended Stoneleigh-Burnham school and received her degree in food science from UMass and her MBA from the University of Baltimore. She had a distinguished career in the food industry business while living in Baltimore but ultimately returned home to Shelburne Falls. Her passions were traveling and developing gluten free recipes with her ultimate goal to publish a cookbook.

Toni was an active member in her community and donated countless hours of her time serving on various boards/ committees. She was a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier of Boston and Baltimore/Washington, a member of Research Chefs Association of New England and Northeast section IFT

She is survived by her cat Vinny and her cousin June Willson Kennedy and her family. She was the beloved step Aunt to Becky Magee, Kristen Stewart and her family, and step sister in law Jeanne Elliott.


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