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This page contains currently planned BCFT meetings and events of interest organized by allied organizations.

2018 BC Product Development Competition

On April 30th, come out to watch 6 teams compete in this year’s Marvin Tang Product Development contest. Teams have been tasked to create an innovative and nutritious food product containing local ingredients with a clean label. Three UBC teams and three BCIT teams are competing with the winner going on to compete at the CIFST national product development contest in Niagara-on-the-lake.

*Students and individuals associated with academic institutions ineligible to vote for this award.
Event Marvin Tung Product Development Competition
Date Monday, April 30, 2018
2:00 – 2:30 Registration and Networking
2:30 – 4:00 Teams compete
4:00 – 4:20 networking with teams while judges deliberate
4:20 – 4:40 talk from the founders of Tempea, winners of the 2015 BC provincial finals
4:40 – Winners announced
Location BCIT building SW1 room 2005
Description Why should you attend – Learn about 6 new innovative products, network with others in the food industry and finally, voice your opinion. Audience will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award. There will also be a talk from the 2015 BC Provincial Champions. Andrew Chen and Ariela Badenas have successfully taken their prize winning idea and converted it into a successful business, Tempea. Learn about their journey from selling at farmers market to the construction of their own manufacturing facility. www.tempea.ca/
Fee Information Free to attend, but please register as space is limited
Registration Click here to register.

BCFT Annual Golf Tournament - June 7th

Event BCFT Annual Golf Tournament 2018
Organizer BC Food Technologists
Date Thursday, June 7, 2018
Noon to 6:00pm
Description Join us for a great recreational afternoon followed by a buffet banquet. Whether a seasoned pro or a first time golfer, the Texas Scramble/Best Ball format allows all members of your group to enjoy a day on the golf course. The best ball is a format where all four golfers are hitting a ball from the best place after every shot. It is fun for all and maybe a few prizes at the end of the day. Of course the weather is always great, so we won’t worry about rain.
A special note for the discounted rate for students. This is a great opportunity to network with professionals in a very informal format.
BCFT is looking for door prize donors. Please email info@bcft.ca if you would like to provide a door prize for the event.
First Tee Time at noon. Banquet at 6PM.
Fee Information Golf and Banquet:
BCFT Students: $70
BCFT Member: $85 Non-BCFT Member: $105
Banquet Only:
BCFT Students: $45
BCFT Member: $60
Non-BCFT: $80
Registration Click here to register. The deadline for registration: May 31, 2018

2018 BCFT Roundtable Networking Event

Event BCFT Roundtable Networking Event 2018
Organizer BC Food Technologists
Date Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location Joey Burnaby - Rooftop Lounge
109-1899 Rosser Ave
Burnaby, BC V5C 6R5
Description Have you wondered what is it like to work in the food industry, or what are some of your career options now or in the future? Whether you are a student, a new graduate or a working professional, you will be offered amazing networking opportunities at the 2018 BCFT Roundtable Networking Event to connect with food industry experts who have tremendous experience in various areas, such as R&D, academia, quality control, regulatory affair and so much more. Join us for a fun evening to hear exciting career journeys, to have small-group conversation with industry experts, along with drinks and delicious canape-style food!
Fee Information Students: $20
Non-Student Members: $30
Non-Members: $40
Registration Click here to register.