Mission

To develop, promote and support the current and next generation of food and beverage industry professionals through food industry awareness and scholarship programs while working in close collaboration with CSIFT.

Vision

To strengthen the science of food within the Chicagoland food and beverage industry to address ever growing global needs.

CFSF will enhance the science of food by:

  • Inspiring all ages to be engaged in food sciences
  • Supporting future and current food and beverage professionals in their endeavors

Leadership Team


Chair
Laura Saran
LJS Food Solutions


Chair-Elect
Upasana Hariram
Mérieux NutriSciences


Treasurer
Michael Gross
Clutch Global


Secretary
Melissa McWethy
Tate & Lyle


Board Member
Jenn Farrell
Pepsico


Board Member
John Fenstermacher
Roquette America


Board Member
Maddie Gerling
Aryzta


Board Member
Courtney Gwinn
Griffith Foods


Board Member
Linda Perucca
Perucca Advantage LLC


Board Member
Katie Potthoff
Kent Corporation


Board Member
Alan Reed
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network


Board Member
Kantha Shelke
Corvus Blue


Board Member
Tim Stubbs
Dairy Management


Board Member
Athena Uslander
Silverland Bakery

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