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FCS Professionals Programs

Future Programs

June 6-9, 2024 115th AAFCS Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, MN.

Past Programs

Membership Appreciation Dinner at Lake Elmo Inn
July 19, 2023
Members voted on dissolution

FCSP Annual Meeting via Zoom
June 13, 2023
Visit the Members Only page to watch the Zoom recording/read the slides

“You MATTER!” Zoom Program
May 16, 2023
Speaker: Tami Hedrik

“Dress For Success” Program in St. Louis Park, MN
April 20, 2023
Speaker: Marissa Ray

“Mingle at Studio M” Program in Plymouth, MN
March 23, 2023
Speakers: FCSP Members Brainstorming Sessions

“Beyond the Basics: Never Stop Exploring” Food Safety Virtual Conference
January 10, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Julie Jones

“Carbohydrates-The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Zoom Program
January 10, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Julie Jones

“The Science of Wine and Flavor” Zoom Program
December 6, 2022
Speaker: Jason Kallsen

“Microgreens and Microbrews” @ Lake Monster Brewing, St. Paul, MN
November 15, 2022
Speaker: Lisa John

“From Bean Sprouts and PTAs to Frozen Pizzas and Pizza Rolls: Totino’s, Jeno’s, and the Minnesota Frozen Food Revolution” virtual presentation
October 25, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Louis Johnston

Joint Meeting @ Land O’Lakes HQ, Arden Hills, MN
October 6, 2022
Speakers: Michael K. Georgieff, MD and Jenny Breen, MPH

“Scrumptious Scavenging & Sous Vide” @ the Ferguson Showroom, Golden Valley, MN
September 22, 2022
Hosted by: Melissa Kapla & Elizabeth Kallstrom
Sous Vide demo by: Kelly Klein
Speaker: Clarissa Geisel

“Laughter & Lamination” Membership Appreciation Event @ Providence Academy
August 8, 2022
Demonstration by Mary Levinski, Hosted by Julie Mundahl

MN Les Dames Program @ the Campus Club
June 9, 2022
Speakers: Brenda Langton

Annual Meeting
May 17, 2022
Speakers: Susan Vance, Mary Levinski & Karen Smith

Joint Meeting
April 7, 2022
Speakers: Joanne Slavin & Hayley Ball

The Minnesota Packaged Food Revolution
February 22, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Louis Johnston

Keep the “Sparkle” in Difficult Times
January 26, 2022
Speaker: D. Kinza Christenson

Nicollet Island Inn Holiday Brunch
December 11, 2021
Speaker: Vicky Cherne

Bachman’s Winter Wonderland Self-Guided Tour
November 16, 2021

Mushroom Farming with R&R Cultivation at Wicked Wart Brewery in Robbinsdale, MN
October 28, 2021
Speaker: Nick Robinson

The Ninny Horse Cart and the Entrepreneur Spirit/Annual Meeting
September 28, 2021
Host: Colleen Zenk, Speaker: Margene Reno

“The Secret History of Home Economics” Zoom Event
September 23, 2021
Speaker: Author Danielle Dreilinger

Huddle Up on the Lanai at Psycho Suzi’s
July 20, 2021
Hosts: Karen Smith & Susan Vance

In-Person & Virtual Program: The Great Big Paella Party!
June 22, 2021
Hosts & Chefs: Joan & David Donatelle

Virtual Program: All About Leadership, Awards & Annual Meeting
May 20, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Christina Kaiser

Virtual Program: Epic Charcuterie Boards
April 20, 2021
Speaker: Kelsey Heimerl

Virtual Program: Joint FCSPs, MAFCS & TCHC Annual Meeting
April 8, 2021
Speakers: Dr. Julie Jones & Dr.

Virtual Program: Huddle Up – Get On the Elevator!
March 18, 2021
Speaker: Angela Dodd

Virtual Program: Healthy Heart
February 9, 2021
Speaker: Tracy Newell

Virtual Program: Exceptional Leadership-Leading a Life of Impact
January 7, 2021
Speaker: Annie Meehan

Virtual Program: Holiday Eats: An Online Cook-Along
December 10, 2020
Speaker: Mary Levinski

Virtual Program: All About Charcuterie Boards
November 17, 2020
Speaker: Becki Melvie

Virtual Program: Zoom with the Butcher
October 29, 2020
Speaker: Charlie Cory

Virtual Program: Are Carbs and Refined Grains the Worst Things in the American Diet?
September 21, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Julie Jones

Virtual Program: Food Photography in the Age of Social Media
Followed by: Annual Meeting and 95th Birthday Celebration
May 21, 2020
Speaker: John Yuccas
Link to FCS Professionals Annual Meeting Video

Beyond the Basics-Food: Safety, Supply & Sustainability
February 21, 2020
Location: Edina County Club
Speakers: See the Full Brochure_Beyond the Basics_2020
Speaker Handouts:
Consumer Food Safety Dilemma – Jones 2-21-20
Making Sense of Food Label Changes
02-21-20 Creating FS Enviro_JGels
Food Safety Modernized – LogSafe
Food waste Climate change

Cannabis: Current Trends & Research
January 21, 2020
Location: Marriott Northwest
Speaker: Emily Leuer
Cannabis Trends Slides from January 2020 Program

Betty Dangers Country Club
December 10, 2019
Location: NE Minneapolis
Speakers: Chef Cesar

Twin Spirits Distillery
October 15, 2019
Location: NE Minneapolis
Speakers: Michelle Winchester (and her team)

Allianz Stadium Tour
September 24, 2019
Location: Allianz Field, St. Paul
Speakers: Delaware Foodservice Team

Hear, See, Do! Nordic Cooking with ‘Chef’ Anna
June 12, 2019
Location: Puustelli Showroom
Speaker: Anna Juola

What’s Trending in Customer Care? Annual Meeting and Awards
May 23, 2019
Location: Land O’Lakes, Inc, Arden Hills, MN
Speaker: Vicky Cherne, FCS Professionals President-elect

Laundry Camp
April 25, 2019
Location: Mona Williams, MOA, Bloomington,  MN
Speaker: Patric Richardson

Catrinas Cerveza & Mexican Grill
March 18, 2019
Location: Catrinas on Wabasha, St. Paul, MN
Speakers: Lorenzo Tejeda and Paul Marshall

Beyond the Basics – The Future of Food & Food Safety (Conference)
February 22, 2019
Location: Edina Country Club, Edina, MN
Speakers: Kim Carlton, Craig Hedberg, Angie Ames, Da-Qing Yang, Amanda Archibald

An Evening of Awesomeness
January 10, 2019
Speakers: Leslee Miller, Sommelier 

Exploring Food Photography and Design
December 11, 2018
Speakers: Kristen Olson and Rose Daniels, Owners Quincy Street Kitchen

The Good Acre
October 30, 2018
Speaker: Emily Paul, Director of Programs at The Good Acre

An Evening of Learning
September 24, 2018
Bell Museum

Let’s Get Remarkable! Awards Night and Annual Business Meeting
May 14, 2018
Urban Eatery
Speaker: Brenda Elsagher

The Lynhall Tour and Presentation
April 16, 2018
The Lynhall
Speaker: Anne Spaeth

Serving It Up Allergy Free
March 20, 2018
Speaker: Debra Zwiefelhofer, RDN, LD

Beyond the Basics – Trending Topics in Food Safety (Conference)
February 23, 2018
Location: Edina Country Club, Edina, MN
Speakers: Dr. Michael Osterholm, Annette Maggi, Justo Garcia, Alyssa Rebensdorf, Peter J. Goss

Current State of Social Media
January 18, 2018
Location: Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, MN
Speaker: Mallory Wassberg, Senior Interactive Content Specialist in the Test Kitchens at Land O€™Lakes

Holiday Tea
December 2, 2017
Location: Stillwater, MN
Speakers: Chef Amy Lawson and Sandy Nelson, Owner Northern Lights Tea

FCS Professionals, TCHC and MAFCS Joint Meeting
November 9, 2017
Location: Becketwood, Minneapolis
Speaker: Julie Miller Jones PhD, Professor Emerita Food & Nutrition St. Catherine University and Paul Douglas, Meteorologist, Author, Entrepreneur

Summit Brewing, Experience the Difference the Quality Makes!
October 16, 2017
Location: Summit Brewing Co.
Speaker: Rebecca Newman, Director of Quality

Why Healthy Bees Mean Healthy Lives
September 19, 2017
Location: Beez Kneez
Speakers: Kristy Lynne Allen, Owner & Head Beekeeper

Celebrations to Remember
June 13th, 2017
Location: Birchwood Cafe
Speakers: Soile Anderson and Eleanor Ostman, Authors

Turn Your Networking Into Cash!
May 23rd, 2017 (Annual Meeting)
Location: Urban Eatery, Calhoun Beach Club
Speaker: Angie Weber, Director Operations Tena.cious

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