Dinner & Discussions

Dinner Meetings are held September - May with the exception of November during our annual Suppliers' Night. For more information and to register see below.

2016-17 Dinner Meeting Schedule:

4:00 – 5:00 PM EXCOM Meeting

5:00 – 6:00 PM Social Hour

6:00 – 8:30 PM Dinner followed by the Speaker

2016-2017 Dinner Meeting Schedule
September 12, 2016

Marriott - Oak Brook
Title: A Defense of Food Science - considering some advantages of our modern food system
Speaker: John Coupland

October 17, 2016

Carlisle - Lombard
Title: Food Safety Challenges in the Emerging Cannabis Products Market
Speaker: Dr. Tim Wheeler

December 12, 2016

The Westin - Chicago - North Shore
Title: From Fax Machines to Emojis: Understanding Generational Differences at Work
Speaker: Catherin Malloy Cummings

January 17, 2017

Maggiano’s - Skokie
Title: Food Defense: Threat and Response
Speaker: John Larkin

February 13, 2017

Café la Cave - Des Plaines
Title: GMO's: A Growing Concern
Moderator: Benjamin Howard
Speakers: Dr. Sunny Gilbert & Joel Warady

March 13, 2017

Waterford - Elmhurst
Title: Better Brand, Better Opportunities: Next-Level Strategies for Career Development
Speaker: JD Gershbein, CEO of Owlish Communications

April 10, 2017

Kendall College - Chicago
Title: The Magic of Mushrooms
Speaker: Steve Solomon - The Mushroom Council

May 8, 2017

The Estate - Gene & Georgetti's - Rosemont
Title: Food Allergies – From Chaos, Confusion, and Concern to Commitment and Control
Speaker: Steve Taylor, Ph.D.