Product Development Team
Meeting times: Mondays at 6 pm in Heep 424
Captains: Andrew Maust
What do we do?
We compete in IFT Competitions like Smart Snacks for Kids, MARS, and others creating bench-top prototypes of new food products.
How do we do this?
First we start out with an ideation of markets that are either trending or in need of a new product. We then make a list of potential food products which we narrow down to a few based on our capabilities as students and guidelines of the competition. We then begin the formulation of the product. Once we are happy with a formulation, we will begin doing lab tests on our product such as shelf-life and water activity. We will also need to perform some sensory tests on our products to make sure our target consumers approve of the product. Finally we will write a product proposal following the guidelines provided by IFT and submit it to the competition!
To learn more about the competition, click here