Awards and Recognition feature

Awards & Recognition

IFT’s community plays an important role in advancing the science of food and its positive impact on our global food system. To recognize this great work, each year IFT celebrates the accomplishments of individuals and organizations who work to ensure our planet’s food system is safe, nutritious, and sustainable for all.

Achievement Awards >

IFT Achievement Awards honor outstanding individuals, teams, and organizations for contributions to the profession of food science and technology. Meet the 2020 recipients!

Nominations for the 2021 IFT Achievement Awards are now closed.

Learn about this year’s awards


IFT Fellows >

Election as an IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred for outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of food science and technology. Meet the 2020 Class of IFT Fellows!

Nominations for the IFT Fellows Class of 2021 are now closed.

Learn about the nominations process


Emerging Leaders Network Award >

IFT aims to identify the best and brightest new professionals who demonstrate high potential for success in leadership roles and strong commitment to the science of food profession.

Member Impact background purple

IFT members make an impact

IFT members are making a positive impact on our global food system every day.

See accomplishments