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, Olam Food Ingredients, Cargill, Beam Suntory and Synergy Flavors
  • Networking with AFT members and executives during group outings, such as ‘Food Crawls’ to local restaurants, pumpkin carvings, and visits to Curtis Apple Orchard
  • Tours to food companies to learn firsthand about the industry
  • Visits from Professors and Ph.D. candidates to learn about research opportunities
  • Tasting new snacks, chocolates and candiesĀ 

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