Product Development Bootcamp
Product Development Bootcamp
Online Courses
5.00 CH
5.00 CH

Introducing IFT’s Product Development Bootcamp: a comprehensive, 10-module course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic world of product development. Whether you’re new to product development or need a refresh on the basics, this course offers a wealth of valuable insights, practical strategies, and real-world examples to take your product development to the next level.

Learners earn an IFT Product Development certificate upon completion of the program.

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Course Overview:

In the dynamic, fast-paced landscape of product development, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the curve and competition.  This course provides comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to accelerate and improve the success of your product development in the food and beverage industry. Through interactive learning experiences and real-world examples, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts of product development, effective communication, consumer trends, ingredient sourcing, and food safety.  Learners earn an IFT Product Development certificate upon completion of the program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effective Communication & Inquiry: Understand how to ask better questions that address your information needs and result in better answers. Gain insights on how to convey scientific and technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Consumer Trends and Product Development: Identify and analyze relevant trends and understand how to leverage trends when formulating new products. Understand how to optimize the cost and quality of your product and approach critical processes such as Formulaiton, Shelf-Life Testing and Scale-Up.
  • Effective Ingredient Sourcing: Examine critical factors when sourcing ingredients and apply best practices for relationship building and communication with sourcing partners.
  • Food Safety & Product Design: Differentiate between microbiological, chemical, and physical food safety hazards and allergens, and learn how to apply food safety best practices to your product development process.

Course Outline:

  • How To Leverage Consumer Trends
  • How To Ask Better Questions
  • How To Communicate Effectively to Marketing
  • How To Approach Product Formulations
  • How To Optimize Cost & Quality
  • How To Source Ingredients
  • How to Avoid Allergen Contamination in Your Product Designs
  • How to Avoid Food Safety Issues in Your Product Design
  • How To Approach Shelf-Life Testing
  • How To Scale-Up Smoothly


  • Lynne Cooper, PhD
  • Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS
  • Mike Kostyo
  • Nitin Joshi, PhD, CFS
  • Venkat Sunkesula, PhD
  • Allison Leibovich
  • Brady Carter, PhD
  • Jamie Valenti-Jordan, CFS
  • Nigel Kirtley
  • Tracy Fink
  • Sara Bratager
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