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.


If you would like to volunteer on a SCIFTS Committee, please consider joining the SCIFTS Executive and Committee Chairs at the Summer Planning Meeting. It is with the help and participation of volunteers that will make 2024-25 another successful year.

We will review what was accomplished in 2023-24, and what goals and strategies we will pursue in 2024-25. SCIFTS continued to see success due to the membership and volunteer commitment. Membership feedback and participation is critical in determining SCIFTS future strategy and carrying the momentum into 2024-25.

The meeting will be a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting on Saturday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The in-person will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park, 7000 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP to scifts@pacbell.net and whether you will be attending in-person or Zoom.

    Click here to make your reservation.


    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the national organization, was founded in 1939 as a non-profit society. Today, this proactive scientific and educational organization has over 13,000 members working in food science, technology, nutrition and related professions in industry, academia and government. As the authoritative voice of food science and technology, IFT brings sound science to the public discussion of food issues.

    The Southern California Institute of Food Technologists (SCIFTS) is one of the largest sections of the international society of professional food personnel involved or interested in any of the various aspects of the field of food.

    Whether you are a food technologist, researcher, scientist, engineer, executive, administrator, educator, author, marketer, consultant, student, or salesperson, there is a place for you in this multi-faceted organization.


    If you are not a member of IFT, but wish to receive the SCIFTS Newsletter, purchase an annual subscription. and receive the 10 issue annual newsletter.

    Subscription Costs:

    • $ 25.00 – Regular subscription
    • $ 20.00 – Senior subscription (65+ years old)
    • $ 15.00 – Student subscription

    Subscribers will also receive special pricing at local SCIFTS events.

    Dinner Meetings:

    Non-Member Dinner Price is $50.00*

    Subscribers will receive a discount on the Non-Member Dinner Meeting price as follows:

    • Regular – discount of $10.00 (Subscriber price $40.00*)
    • Senior 65+ – discount of $25.00 (Subscriber price $25.00*)
    • Student – discount of $25.00 (Subscriber price $25.00*)

    *$5.00 Discount with Cash/Check Payment at Door