Young Professionals Social Reminder- March 21st

We’ll be holding a young professionals social on Tuesday, March 21st (TODAY) at the Westlake Brewery in Dallas. The social will consist of a tour of the brewery by the owner, followed by bingo. All LIFT members are welcome, but young professionals of LIFT are highly encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, March 21st

Time: 5:30 PM


Westlake Brewery

2816 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Cost: Free (2 free drinks and appetizers)

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event!


Thank you to our Texas A&M Q&A Panel Volunteers!

Thank you to all who attended and volunteered for the Texas A&M Q&A panel last month! This event would not be a success without you.

Panel Members: Madalyn Thibodeaux Broussard, Andrea Roque, Kyle Behrens, Stephanie Meals, Lauren Ostrowski, Steve Brandenburg, Patrick Cozza, Janet Adams, Bruce Perkin, and Cole Hutton.

Open LIFT Officer Positions 2023-2024

Would you like to be more involved in the Longhorn Section of the Institute of Food Technologists? Well, now you can! For the coming 2023-2024, we'll be looking to fill the following positions.

Chair Elect

Young Professionals Co-Chair

Volunteer Chair

If you’re interested in any of the open positions, please reach out to our chair elect, Megan Halphen (

April Meeting - Spring Social + Elections

In April, we’ll hold our spring social and elections at Bowlounge Dallas on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00 - 9:00PM. For active members, cost will be $65; for non-members, the cost will be $75 - prepayments required. Tickets include dinner, 2 drink tickets and 2 games of bowling. Don’t wait - RSVP using the link below!

Date: Wednesday, April 19

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM


Bowlounge Dallas

167 Turtle Creek Blvd Suite 103 Dallas, TX 75207

Cost: $65 members, $75 non-members - prepayment required (included: dinner, 2 drink tickets, 2 games of bowling)


LIFT Suppliers’ Night 2023

The annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be on October 11, 2023

LIFT Suppliers' Night 2023 - October 12, 2023

More info about our next Longhorn Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (LIFT) annual Suppliers' Night will be posted soon. Online event registration, attendee registration, and booth selection for exhibitors for the October 12, 2023 Suppliers' Night will be available Summer 2023.

Company: Sovos Brands

Job Details: Research & Innovation Scientist (Soups & Sauces)

Visit careers page to apply:

Company: IFF

Job Details: Product Safety Site Leader III

Visit careers page to apply:

Company: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Job Details: QA Coordinator

Visit careers page to apply:

Company: INW Phoenix Formulations

Job Details: Director of R&D (Tempe, AZ) 

Please contact Eileen Garcia for all inquiries. 

To feature a job opportunity on the Longhorn IFT newsletters and emails, click "Job Opportunities" above to fill out a google form. If a job posting is no longer relevant or the position as been filled, please contact our organization secretary, Ally Iwanski (, and ask for it to be removed.

2022 - 2023 Longhorn IFT Officers

Chair - Benton Genus

Past Chair - Viviana Rushton

Chair Elect - Megan Halphen

Secretary - Ally Iwanski

Treasurer - Dick Metivier

Technical Program Chair - Nitin Joshi

Social Media Chair - Ariana Frangos

Golf Day and Volunteer Chair - Madalyn Thibodeaux Broussard

Young Professionals Chair -  Tercera Jones Farris

Suppliers' Night Co-Chairs- Greg Hanks and Donna Henry