Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Section

"To fulfill human needs for a quality food supply through science,

technology and education."


This is the mission of the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Section, and of its members. In keeping with this mission, SCIFTS is proud to bring you the latest advance in OUR journey toward its fulfillment.




September 17, 2014


Crowne Plaza Los Angeles
5985 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90045
(310) 642-7500


4:30 p.m. - Executive Meeting

5:30 p.m. - Social Hour

6:30 p.m. - Dinner Hour


Martin Riese, Water Sommelier

General Manager, Rayís & Stark Bar at LACMA

Part of the 60-restaurant Patina Group


Water, Water, Water


As food technologists, we are familiar with taste panels where we measure saltiness, sweetness, tartness and bitterness, along with common overt flavors such as vanilla levels, beef, butter, or heat.

Imagine a taste panel without any of those seemingly in-your-face sensory cues. Instead consider the challenge of discriminating between extremely subtle notes of plain water!

Mr. Riese will lead us through a simple water tasting as a part of his presentation.  With the current drought in Southern California, drinking the right water becomes even more important than ever.  Yes - learn what temperature water should be served at!

This is a meeting you will not want to miss.  Reserve early so you are not disappointed, as space is limited.

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The SCIFTs/SCC Golf Tournament is back for 2014!


One Black Gold Drive

Yorba Linda, CA 92886


November 3, 2014


Join us at one of OCís top golf courses, Black Gold Golf Club, (Rated No. 2 Golf Course in Orange County by Golferís Digest) to experience a day of outrageous fun and relaxation. We have an incredible day filled with entertainment, refreshments, contests, and massage therapists.  All capped off by a reception and excellent prizes!


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