Watch for Registration details for our Annual Golf Tournament Sept. 24, 2019!


Welcome to CIFST Ontario!

The official website for information specific to CIFST Ontario Section Events & Initiative

Knowledge Centre

Please contact us if you have interesting information regarding industry trends, research advancements, regulatory insights or industry news that you think might be of interest to other food industry professionals and we will consider posting it!


Flagship Events Still to Come in 2019!

46th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner!


September 24, 2019

9am - 7pm


2700 Audley Rd.,

Ajax, ON

Lots of Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this event!  Get noticed by 300 golfers and diners!

Contact our events team at: for more information on how to sponsor!

Register for a day of golf and dinner or simply join your friends and colleagues for the dinner!

Watch your inbox for details!

Registration opens mid-June!

31st Annual Suppliers' Night Tabletop Exhibition


November 12, 2019


The International Centre, Hall 5

6900 Airport Rd.

Mississauga, ON

EXHIBITOR Registration will open in August 2019.

ATTENDEE Registration will open in September 2019.

Many great Sponsorship Opportunities are available.


 If you'd like to get your organization noticed by over 1600 industry professionals, contact our events team at:

Plan to attend this Flagship industrevent!

TENTATIVE: Fall Technical Session & Workshop


Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Technical session "Cannabis Edibles - Enabling Innovation for Successful Commercialization."


The sold-out attendance and terrific speakers made for some great knowledge exchange & networking.

Due to the success of the spring session, the planning committee is considering a fall 2019 session and workshop after legalization of cannabis edibles in Oct. 2019.


Visit this website and watch your inbox for updates and details that will be provided as they become available.

Annual: "Spring into Summer Wine & Dine"


It was great to see so many of our industry colleagues  and friends out at Culinary Restaurant for the annual Spring into Summer Wine & Dine!

We look forward to hosting this event in 2020!

CIFST Ontario Section Scholarship Program


Congratulations to the following Ontario academic institutions for successfully qualifying for the 2019 scholarship funding program!

Conestoga College

Ryerson University

The Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

This scholarship fund is the result of the work that CIFST Ontario does to support the next generation of professionals in the Canadian food & beverage industry.

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5,000 and are 1-year commitment!

Thank-you to everyone for your participation and support of CIFST Ontario events and initiatives!  Without your support, we could not offer the scholarship program! 




Get noticed!

Grow Your Network!

Jump-start and/or Advance your Career!

Lots of Volunteer opportunities are available!

Join our Volunteer Crew for 2019:

Meet new people,

Learn about the Industry,

Connect with Decision Makers.....

have FUN!

Drop us a note if you'd like to join our amazing volunteer crew! 

2019 CIFST Ontario Section Board Members


Alex Powell - Chair

Powell May International


John Lillard - Vice Chair

Positive Food Solutions


Doug Chapman - Past Chair

Maureen Taylor, CPA, CMA - Treasurer

Industry Financial Consultant


Thank-you to our CIFST Members, Sponsors and Friends!.....

Your ongoing support and participation in CIFST is greatly appreciated!  

We look forward to seeing everyone at all the great events planned for 2019!

Let us know what's on your mind.  

We welcome any suggestions, questions or comments.  

Contact us:


Not yet a Member of CIFST?

Contact us for more information on the benefits of joining.



Heather Paterson - Wine & Dine Event Committee Chair

Sensient Flavors


Ken Halnan - Golf Tournament Committee Chair

Bonnie & Don Flavours


Jennifer Ward - Sponsorship Committee Chair

Jenny Tian - New Professionals/Volunteer Committee Chair

Shelley Crawford - Technical/Wine & Dine Committees

Sophia Walter - Student Affairs, Golf, New Professionals Committees

Powell May International



Tina Ferderigos - Wine & Dine, Suppliers' Night Committees

Maternity Leave


Thank-you to all our Volunteer Board Members who work tirelessly on behalf of our Members. Their efforts drive the success and ongoing growth of the Ontario Section of CIFST!  

This is Your CIFST Ontario Section Website! Visit often to stay in the Know!

This site is where you can find information about:

-Upcoming Ontario Section Events (Registration dates & links/Event Details

-Information from previous events (pictures/exhibitor lists)

-Ontario Event Sponsors (current events/past events)

-Ontario Section Technical Session Speakers/Presentations...….and more!

You can contact us with any questions or suggestions!  We want to hear from you so we can continue to be a valued resource for our food & beverage professionals across Ontario!

Ann Manley, 

Managing Director


T: 519.212.7320


2018 Suppliers' Night - Exhibitor Listing


Company (A-B)

ADM Nutrition

ADM/Matsutani LLC (Fibersol) - SPONSOR

Fibersol is a Soluble Fibre, providing multiple functionality in various Food Systems.  Fibersol can be used to improve Nutritional profiles, increase Fibre content and elicit health benefits (NPN pending).  Fibersol allows you to reach your desired Fibre content/label claims with no effect on taste or viscosity.  Fibersol is an excellent Sugar Replacement tool.  This means you can provide products for health-conscious consumers wheich gives them the Dietary Fibre they need without sacrificing the taste, aroma and texture they want.  Fibersol offers support for Nutrition, Weight Management, Sugar Reduction, Satiety and Gut Health. 

Advanced Biotech

Agriculture & Food Laboratory, University of Guelph

Agropur Cooperative


Alain Royer Dairy Group

All Gold Imports Inc.

Apex Ingredients Inc.

Ardent Mills

ASR - Group Domino Specialty Ingredients

Azelis Canada Inc.

Barry Callebaut

Bell Flavors & Fragrances

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Blendtek Fine Ingredients Inc.

Blommer Chocolate Company

Bolaro International

Bonnie & Don Flavours Inc. - SPONSOR

B&D Flavours Inc. create customized natural flavouring systems for all food categories.  Our strength is based on a keen focus to clients needs, achieved through our modern production, application and flavour creation resources.  We also offer Strategic Market Insight coupled with New Product Launch Analytics.  Our production facility is GFSI (FSSC 2200), Nut-Free, Kosher, Halal, RSPO & NGVP Organic certified.  "We say it with Service!"

Brenntag Canada/CCC Ingredients - SPONSOR

Experts at home everywhere in the world, who love and live food, fully equipped application and development centers as well as capabilities and excellent service:  that is Brenntag Food & Nutrition!  We are always looking for healthier options and nutritious formulations that satisfy every appetite.

Our specialized teams are at your service in the universe of food: Finding innovative and smart approaches for food products that appeal to all senses.  Putting your requirements in the center and increase your efficiency along the supply chain.  We deliver on Brenntag's safety and sustainability promise and reduce your compliance burdens.

Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.

British Canadian Importers Ltd.

BSA Frutarom

Bunge Loders Croklaan

2017 Suppliers' Night - Exhibitor Listing

2018 Suppliers' Night Exhibitor Listing


Company (C-F)

Caldic Canada Inc.

Calico Food Ingredients

Cambrian Solutions Inc.

Cameron Instruments Inc.

Canadian Dairy Commission


Carmi Flavors

Centerchem, Inc.

CFWI IC Niagara College

Chemroy Canada Inc.

CK Ingredients Inc.

Clasen Quality Chocolate

Comax Flavors

Compass Food Sales Co. Ltd.

Corporation Novotaste

Dealers Ingredients Inc.

Debro Inc.

Dempsey Corporation

Dupont Canada

Ecom Food Industries

Edlong Dairy Ingredients

Elite Spice


Fineberry Foods Inc.


First Spice Mixing Company

Flavorcan International Inc.

FONA International


Foodtec Canada Inc.

2018 Suppliers' Night Exhibitor Listing


Company (G-O)

Gay Lee Foods

GENEQ inc.

Giraffe Foods Inc.


Grain Process Enterprises Ltd.

Green Health Elements Ltd.

H&A Canada Inc.

Hela Spice Canada

Hilltech Canada

Hygiena Canada

IFC Solutions

IMCD (formerly L.V. Lomas) - SPONSOR

We are one of North America's leading distributors of specialty ingredients driven by the expertise of more than 250 qualified professionals in locations across the US and Canada.  Since our founding in 1960, the company has distinguished itself with a reputation of professionalism and excellence.  Our integration into IMCD in 2017 has created new opportunities to further expand our technical support, service capabilities and product offerings by utilizing the combined knowledge, resources and long-standing experience of both companies.

With our name change in the fall of 2018 from L,V, Lomas to IMCD Canada Limited and IMCD US Food Inc., our integration into the IMCD global family is complete.  IMCD is committed to upholding the L.V. Lomas legacy of continual focus on technical expertise, innovative solutions and creating value in all our customer and supplier partnerships.


International Sugars Inc.


Lantic Inc. - SPONSOR

Lantic has been providing all natural, high-quality sugars with various crystal sizes, brown, icing, liquid, invert and dry blends for over 125 years.  We also carry a wide range of innovative sweeteners including organic, Fairtrade, Stevia< Agave, Smart Sweetener Blends, organic coconut sugar and Plantation Raw sugar.  We are fully Canadian owned and have refineries and factory in Eastern and Western Canada.  We also have a maple division and carry a line of authentic maple syrup and maple snacks for both retail and industrial markets.  Our goal is to provide the best sugars and sweeteners for your needs.

Leo-Chem Enterprises Inc.

Malabar Super Spice Co. Ltd.

Marsia Foods

Merieux NutriDciences

METER Group, Inc.

Meyer Service & Supply Ltd.

Milanaise Mill

Mitsubishi Food Ingredients

MLG Food Ingredients

Mother Murphys Flavors

National Sunflower Association

Natu'oil Services INc.

Neogen Corporation

Newly Weds Foods

Nexxus Foods

Nikken Foods USA, Inc.

NSF International

Nutek Food Science

Nutriart Inc.

NZMP by Fonterra

Olam Cocoa 

2018 Suppliers' Night Exhibitors


Company (P-W)


Parmalat Canada

Powell May International

Pro Ingredients

Prova, Inc.

Provision Coalition

Quadra Ingredients - SPONSOR

Quadra Ingredients is a diverse national supplier of ingredients and specialty products and services.  We are an industry leader in sourcing quality innovative ingredients from around the world.  Our broad product range includes starches and flours, hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, proteins, leavening, dairy ingredients, colours & flavours, functional ingredients, gluten-free and sodium reduction solutions, preservatives and many more specialty items.

Red Arrow Products/Canadian Ingredient Sales

Research Development Consulting

RFI Canada

Richardson Food & Ingredients

Richmond Traders Inc.

ROHA Canada

Romer Labs

Salbro Bottle A Tricorbraun Division


Sensient Colors Canada

Sensient Flavors

Sensient Sweet/Beverage

Sensus America, Inc.

SGS Canada Inc.

Sheylus America Inc.

Silesia Flavors, Inc.

Simon & Nolan Enterprises

Skjodt-Barrett Foods Inc.

Soulanges Mills

Tastepoint by IFF

Texture Technologies

The Greater Goods inc.

Thomas, Large & Singer

Tootsi Impex Inc.

Univar - Sponsor

Univar is your local food ingredient distributor, working with leading suppliers worldwide.  Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.  We deliver tailored customer solutions through our broad specialty and commodity food product and services portfolio through one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world.  We are focused on quality ingredient expertise, product innovation and helping our customers meet the needs of today's emerging food trends.  For more information, contact us at:

Worlee International


Thank you to all our Exhibitors, Sponsors and Attendees for making our 30th Annual Suppliers' Night a huge success!

We look forward to seeing everyone out at the 2019 Suppliers' Night on Nov. 12, 2019 (The International Centre, Hall 5, Mississauga 2pm-4pm)

2017 Suppliers' Night - Exhibitor Listing

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April 4, 2019 

Wine & Dine Event (Culinaria Restaurant, Mississauga)

April 26, 2019 

Technical Session (Maple Leaf ThinkFood Centre, Mississauga)

Sept. 24, 2019 

Golf Tournament & Dinner (Deer Creek, Ajax)

Nov. 12, 2019 

Suppliers' Night Tabletop Exhibition (T.I.C.C, Mississauga)

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