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who are we?

  • The Food Industry's Most Exciting & Dynamic Networking Group

  • 9 Consecutive Years of Record Growth

  • 9 Consecutive Years as IFT "Section of Excellence"

  • Our Food & Ingredients Industry Trade Show "Supplier's Night" Expo is routinely sold out with hundreds of Attendees & Exhibitors from all over the country 

  • No Need to Be a Scientist to join our Community! Members come from Sales, Purchasing, Supply Chain, and other fields. 

  • Join Us at any of our events 5 Annual Meetings & Events!

  • Connect with Us:  Join Our Email List HERE or Follow Us Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT.org) is a global community of food industry professionals who advance the business and science of food. The IFT Florida Section connects 500+ members across Florida with other food professionals, sharing knowledge and developing relationships.

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OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS

Ariana Frangos

IFT Florida Chair

Customer Development Manager

Caldic, USA

  • Ariana Frangos

Paulina Widger

Past-Chair

National Sales Director

Ingredients Inc

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Luis Martinez

Suppliers Night Chair

Vice President, Research & Innovation

DariFair Foods

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Aaron Huckabee

Treasurer

Director of Sales, Eurofins Technologies North America

  • Aaron Huckabee

Marika Lodle

Secretary

Food Scientist

The National Food Lab, Inc.

  • Marika Lodle

Sarah Hall

Member at Large

Food Scientist

Eurofins Sensory, Consumer, and Product Research

  • Sarah Hall

Sharim Lane

Networking & New Professionals

Product Development Manager Bloomin Brands

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Philippe Dusser

South Florida Coordinator

Sales Executive

Foodarom

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Sharen Jean-Baptiste

Member at Large

Analytical Chemist

Merieux NutriSciences

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Hunter Prater

Member at Large

Senior Staffing Kelly Services

  • Hunter Prater Staffing

William Melnyczenko

Member at Large

Director of Sales at

Q Laboratories

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John Chambers

Golf Outing Coordinator

Product Management & Technical Support at AIC

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Mario Guadalupe

Student Representative

UF Food Science

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IFT FLORIDA

Section of Excellence

12107 67th CT

Largo, FL  33773

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