On 29th September, we had 40 attendees including high school students from North Shore schools and Food Technology Students from Massey University attending the “Food Product Development Evening”. We had the winners of 2017, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Championship to showcase their project on portable soup including problem identification, idea generation to product formulation and design. The event was followed by the discussion and tasting of the new products you have provided us and a few other activities. We would like to thank ASA for the Round 7 grant approval, Wonder Room for the space, and the lecturers and students who supported us. In addition, we would like to thank sponsors Tip Top (Fonterra), Goodman Fielder, Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing, Hubbard’s and Dad’s Pies who contributed MUAFTS with new-to-market food samples for the event. This event has generated an appreciation for product development in food technology among students, as well as opening networking and information-gathering opportunities for high school students interesting in studying the degree, and current Food Technology students.