Events


Freestore Food Bank Volunteer Event

Wednesday, January 31st
5pm-7:30pm

Give back to the community! Join us in helping stamp out hunger. Generally, distribution center volunteers sort canned food donations, assemble Power Packs or assist with large special event needs.

Click here for tickets on EventBrite

In addition to registering here with OVIFT, Freestore Food Bank asks all volunteers to register with them as well, the process only takes a few minutes. After signing up on EventBright, please go to: http://vhub.at/ovift and follow the instructions for signing up for our event.

First Time Users: There is a process for first time users new to Volunteer Hub:

  1. Click on the link then click the  “sign up” button next to the event
  2. Create a profile – the system will prompt you to log in or create a profile
  3. If the system doesn’t sign you up after you’ve created your profile; go back to the event page and click the “sign up” button.

Champagne & Macaron Tasting Event

Thursday, February 22, 2018
5pm-7pm

Macaron Bar
1206 Main Street
Cincinnati OH 45202

Join us for a fun night at OTR’s Macaron Bar.  We will enjoy a pairing of four different sparkling wines or champagnes with complementing macaron flavors.  We will also be able to ask questions and learn about how macarons are made. We will have some light appetizers and water available as well. Please note, there are allergens involved with this event – macarons are made with almond flour and dairy.

5:00 – 5:30 PM        Registration & Networking

5:30- 7 PM              Champagne & Macaron Pairing

Click here for tickets:

Member:                $40*

Non-Member :        $50*

Student Members:  $15*

Emeritus:               Free

*plus ticket fees

Registration is limited to 30 people and is on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to buy tickets.

Registration closes at Midnight,  February 15, 2018.  No refunds or cancellations will be offered after this date.

** Don’t forget your business cards! **


Ohio Valley Institute of Food Technologists (OVIFT) would like to cordially invite you to attend the OVIFT Section Suppliers’ Expo!
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Savannah Center – located just north of Cincinnati

The Savannah Center
5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd.
West Chester Ohio, 45069

We are excited to announce that the 2018 Expo guest speaker will be Dr. Rachel Cheatham!

12:00pm – 1:30pm: “The Food Evolution Movie”

1:30pm – 2:30 pm: “Food Metatrends 2018: Uncovering the Trends of the Trends in the Global Foodscape” – Dr. Rachel Cheatham

The exhibit will run from 2:30pm to 5:00pm and booths of approximately 30” x 72” (6 ft tables) will be available for $400. Like last year, it is an open floor plan with separate private meeting rooms for client interactions. There will be a limited number of electrical outlets that are available for an extra charge of $75. The table location will be determined by the order in which registration forms and payments are received: please use the attached registration form for instructions on providing location requests. As always, we will do our best to honor all requests.

Early Registration Ends March 30th, 2018!!

This year we will again be printing a program for the Expo. Everyone who walks in will be handed a program with a map of all the exhibits with the booth location of every company as well as your ad. This is a chance for you to showcase your company in the program. If you would like to purchase an ad for the program, the cost structure entails:

¼ page – $100

½ page – $200

Full Page – $300

As in the past years, we will be raffling door prizes throughout the exhibition. If your company would like to donate to the raffle prizes with a company mention, please email us using the email address listed above. Thank you, in advance, for your continued support and generosity.


Please invite your customers to this event – it is a great way to introduce them further to the Food and Beverage industry!

For more information, please contact OVIFT


Interested in Sponsoring or helping to plan an Event? Please contact Kelley Lowe or Natalie McElwee.


Have an idea for an event?  Let us know!  Email us at ohiovalleysection.ift@gmail.com



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