November 2019 Meeting - Institute of Food Technologists Iowa Section

November 2019 Meeting

November Meeting:


Thursday, November 21st

Tour - PDI - Come learn how PDI manages, tracks, and distributes perishable food for Hy-Vee while moving towards becoming a zero-waste facility.  

Address: 2741 S.E. PDI PI. Ankeny, IA 50021

Parking Information: There is visitor parking available in the north parking lot of PDI.  If full, you can also park in the Sportsman's Warehouse parking lot which is just north of PDI.  

You will enter the PDI facility on the north side, as well.  Look for a round glass entrance area.  You will need your ID for check-in.  

Tour Information: PDI stores perishable food at refrigerator temperatures.  Wear close-toed shoes and a jacket for the tour, so you stay warm.

Social Hour & Dinner: The Fletcher - 1802 North Ankeny Blvd. Suite 100, Ankeny, IA 50021 -

November is also our Student night.  Please consider sponsoring a student!


2:45 pm - Arrive and Check-In

3:00-4:00 pm - PDI Tour

4:00-5:00 pm - Blockchain talk given by Brett Burkhart 

5:00-6:00 pm - Social Hour

6:00-7:00 pm - Dinner

7:00-7:30 pm - Business Meeting & Scholarship Presentation

Cost: $30 for members, $40 for Friends of the Section, $15 for students, free for students who have applied for scholarships. 

Please consider sponsoring students!


  • Appetizers: Spinach Artichoke Dip, Hummus, Pretzel Bites
  • Salad & Bread plus Gouda Potatoes
  • Main Dishes: Chicken Saltimbocca, Pork Loin with Demi-Glace, Chef's Macaroni & Cheese
  • Desserts - assorted 

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 14th 



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