Chairs Corner – May 2018

Hello everyone! We had a great time at Dr. Gordons presentation this past April about functional foods and the microbiome. Thank you to C.H. Guenther and Son for hosting the event and Fibersol for sponsoring. This month we will be wrapping up our lecture series with a...

Chairs Corner – March 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful time in Houston touring the United Salt plant. It was a great opportunity to learn more about an ingredient that is so important to our industry. Thank you Ron Dobbs for hosting and United Salt for sponsoring this event. We have two...

Chairs Corner – February 2018

Thank you everyone who was able to make it to the Food Bank last month. Eric Cooper had a great presentation about the Food Bank. It is truly amazing how many people they are able to help. If you are able check out https://safoodbank.org/ways-to-help/ for ways to help...

Chair’s Corner – November 2017

What a great golf tournament and scholarship award dinner we had at Ft. Sam Houston this year. We are grateful for all the players, volunteers and especially all of our sponsors who were a part of this annual event. For years this as been a great way to meet new...

Chair’s Corner – October 2017

As we start a new Alamo IFT fiscal year we want to thank everyone for all of their hard work this past year and for helping make our events a success. All of the officers and volunteers are working hard on planning and coordinating events for this up coming 2017-2018...

Chair’s Corner – May 2017

Hello All! A big thank you to Michael Johnson at Kiolbassa for speaking to our group about culture in the workplace. It sparked great conversations, questions and we all were able to take something valuable away from the talk. Thank you also to Food Safety Net...

Chair’s Corner – April 2017

Hello All! We want to thank Michael Schall for his time in talking to the group about private label brands and ingredients. It was a great turnout! Another big thank you goes to Stratas Foods for sponsoring the Lunch-n-Learn and growing our scholarship fund. This year...

Chair’s Corner March 2017

What a great opportunity we had at the NASA lunch-n-learn to hear Shannon Walker, a previous astronaut speak, as well as tour the food lab and see the Mission Control Center. A big thanks for Vickie Kloeris for organizing such a great, memorable event! We also want to...

Chair’s Corner February 2017

I hope everyone has had a great start to 2017! A big thanks to ArchPoint for not only hosting, but sponsoring the first Lunch-n-Learn. Hearing the team speak on the changing retail landscape was eye opening and interesting. Heading into February we are looking forward...

Chair’s Corner January 2017

Happy New Years! I hope everyone had a very merry holiday season and are excited for 2017 and its’ possibilities. After a successful end of 2016 with the well-attended golf tournament and Christmas party that Eric Caballero graciously hosted we are gearing up for the...

Chair’s Corner – October 2016

Happy Fall Ya’ll! As we get ready for all things pumpkin, let’s not forget about the great events we have coming this way. October 21st is the Texas A&M/IFT ‘Chopped’ networking event followed by our Section Golf Tournament on November 3rd. There are still spots...

Chair’s Corner – September 2016

Hello and I hope everyone had a great Summer; rain and shine! As we kick off a new fiscal year with Alamo IFT we want to thank everyone for their hard work last year in helping make our events a success and plan on making this upcoming year just as informative and...

Chair’s Corner – May 2016

Thank you to all who were able to attend last month’s Lunch-N-Learn in Austin.  Tejas Bhatt’s presentation on Food Traceability was very informative.  As the Director of the Global Food Traceability Center, Tejas is well traveled and we were fortunate that he was able...

Chair’s Corner – April 2016

Thank you to all who were able to attend last month’s meeting on Sanitation, and a big thank you to Eric Caballero for informing us on the latest in the sanitation industry, and providing quality take-aways on industry best sanitation practices.  Newsworthy happenings...

Chair’s Corner – March 2016

Thank you to all who were able to make it to Houston for February’s Lunch-N-Learn, and thank you to our speaker Dr. Gary Acuff, and host and tour guides at Perfect Fit Meals.  Dovetailing on Dr. Acuff’s discussion last month on FSMA, we take a look this month at...

Chair’s Corner – February 2016

A big THANK YOU to IFT President Colin Dennis and Membership Director, Tom Foley, for travelling many miles to spend time with us in January and presenting to the Alamo section the strategic vision for IFT for the next year and beyond.  What a unique opportunity to...

Chair’s Corner – January 2016

Happy New Year from the Alamo IFT!  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.  Thank you to those who were able to attend the Christmas Dinner at River City Grill. As we turn our attention to 2016, we have several events you will want to take note of...

Chair’s Corner – November 2015

What an outstanding golf tournament and scholarship awards dinner last week at Ft. Sam Houston.  We are very grateful the weather held out, so we could have a fun day, and honor the scholarship recipients this year.  We are also very grateful for the players,...