Manitoba section of CSBE, Biosystems Engineering Graduate Students’ Association (BEGSA), CSBE Undergraduate Student Chapter and Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba jointly organized a “Networking BBQ” at Room E2-229, EITC, University of Manitoba on September 9, 2014. Invitations were sent out to all CSBE members in our region. Executive members of CIFST (Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology) also invited for this event. The total attendance for this event was 98, which include graduate and under graduate students, academic members of department of biosystems engineering, industry members and 6 executives from CIFST. The BBQ started at 6 pm, and the key item on the menu was chicken prepared using the “secret biosystems engineering recipe". Dr. Danny Mann welcomed the new students to the department and Chella Vellaichamy, Manitoba regional director talked about benefits of CSBE membership. Kevin Seegal, Chair of CIFST Manitoba section explained about CIFST membership and Elizabeth Harris, President, UMCSBE thanked all the participants. All the participants enjoyed the interaction with fellow students and staffs in the warm indoor facility on a cold, windy evening with nice food. Most of the people stayed till 8:00 pm, and event ended with a musical chair game. Special thanks to Steven Murray, Elizabeth Harris and other executive members of U of M CSBE Student Chapter for organizing this BBQ and BEGSA for their financial support.