Come. Relax. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Culinary Vegetable Institute
12304 State Route 13 | Milan, OH 44846

The CIFT Member Appreciation is the event to indulge. Where an exquisite, world-class meal meets fascinating discussion - all in a picturesque setting that defines the beauty and color of autumn.

Captivating and insightful.

Start new, meaningful relationships with fellow CIFT members as partnerships and projects have formed through connecting at this event.

Enjoy tasting samples of Great Lakes Brewing Co. craft beers, perfectly paired to the menu by brewmaster, Mark Hunger.

The table is set.

Keynote Speakers

Bill Yosses

Bill Yosses | Former White House Executive Pastry Chef

After serving as the White House Executive Pastry Chef under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, Chef Bill Yosses has prepared delicacies for the most powerful figures in the world. He worked closely with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to improve health outcomes and managed the First Lady’s garden tours on the South Lawn.

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Bill Boor, CEO | Great Lakes Brewing Company 

From humble beginnings in the 1980’s to becoming one of the largest craft breweries in the nation, Great Lakes Brewing Company continues their impressive ascend. CEO Bill Boor will describe his journey and vision, and plans for the company’s growth factoring in market share, competitive analysis, engineering work, and the current dynamics within the craft brewing industry.

Seating is limited in this charming venue. Please send us a message to rsvp@ciftinnovation.org by Thursday, October 18, 2018 to receive an invitation-only link to register.

Members receive two complimentary registrations. However, please share this invitation with your colleagues as additional guests are welcome at just $60 per person.

We also have a token of appreciation for you at the event as our way of saying thank you for being a CIFT member.

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire