About AFT

The Association of Food Technologists (AFT) is a professional organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign designed to help food science students and all other majors with their collegiate and professional careers in food. Some notable activities that AFT engages in, but are not limited to, include:

  • Visits from food companies including PepsiCo, Ingredion, Cargill and Beam Suntory
  • Tours to food companies to learn firsthand about the industry
  • Visits from Professors and PhD candidates to learn about research oppurtunities
  • Networking with AFT members and executives during group outings, such as “Food Crawls” to local restaurants and visit to Curtis Apple Orchard
  • Tasting new snacks, chocolates and candies in food tasting/sensory tests

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