Meet the Presenters

Join us as we discover, share, and grow within our community of academics, chefs, producers, activists, growers, and designers in the food industry. Together we will reimagine and repurpose the future of our food. 

 Food Industry Experts Engage in Lively Discussion

  Massimo Bottura   Founder Food for Soul Chef/Owner   Osteria Francescana   Modena, Italy

Massimo Bottura
Founder
Food for Soul
Chef/Owner

Osteria Francescana
Modena, Italy

  Dan Kluger   Chef/Owner Loring Place   New York, NY

Dan Kluger
Chef/Owner
Loring Place

New York, NY

  Kate MacKenzie  Senior Director, Programs City Harvest  New York, NY

Kate MacKenzie
Senior Director, Programs
City Harvest
New York, NY

  Doug Rauch   Founder/President  Daily Table & Conscious Capitalism Inc.  Dorchester, MA

Doug Rauch
Founder/President
Daily Table & Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Dorchester, MA

 
  Missy Robbins   Head Chef/Owner   Lilia New York, NY

Missy Robbins
Head Chef/Owner
Lilia
New York, NY

  Bill Telepan  Executive Chef Oceana  New York, NY

Bill Telepan
Executive Chef
Oceana
New York, NY

  Elizabeth Falkner  Chef/Author/Artist  Brooklyn, NY

Elizabeth Falkner
Chef/Author/Artist
Brooklyn, NY

  Katy Franklin  Program Manager ReFED  New York, NY

Katy Franklin
Program Manager
ReFED
New York, NY

  Thomas McQuillan  Director of Food Service Sales and Sustainability Baldor Bronx, NY

Thomas McQuillan
Director of Food Service Sales and Sustainability
Baldor
Bronx, NY

  Elizabeth Meltz  Environmental Health Batali Bastianich Hospitality Group / Eataly USA  New York, NY

Elizabeth Meltz
Environmental Health
Batali Bastianich Hospitality Group / Eataly USA
New York, NY

 
  Ashwin Goutham Gopi  COO Rise Products  Brooklyn, NY

Ashwin Goutham Gopi
COO
Rise Products
Brooklyn, NY

  Elizabeth Balkan  Director of Policy NYC Dept of Sanitation  New York, NY

Elizabeth Balkan
Director of Policy
NYC Dept of Sanitation
New York, NY

  Jehangir Mehta   Chef/Owner   Graffiti, Me & You, and Graffiti Earth   New York, NY

Jehangir Mehta
Chef/Owner
Graffiti, Me & You, and Graffiti Earth
New York, NY

  Howard Kalachnikoff  Chef de Cuisine Gramercy Tavern  New York, NY

Howard Kalachnikoff
Chef de Cuisine
Gramercy Tavern
New York, NY

  Jaime Young  Chef/Owner Sunday in Brooklyn  Brooklyn, NY

Jaime Young
Chef/Owner
Sunday in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY

  Jeremy Archereau  Pastry Sous Chef Daniel  New York, NY

Jeremy Archereau
Pastry Sous Chef
Daniel
New York, NY

 
  Jonsara Ruth   Founder / Principal Artistic Director Salty Labs   Design Director, Healthy Materials Lab & Assistant Professor of Interior Design Parsons   New York, NY

Jonsara Ruth
Founder / Principal Artistic Director
Salty Labs

Design Director, Healthy Materials Lab &
Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Parsons

New York, NY

  Madeline Holtzman  Vice Toaster Toast Ale London /  New York, NY

Madeline Holtzman
Vice Toaster
Toast Ale
London / New York, NY

  Devin Hardy  Vice Toaster Toast Ale  New York, NY

Devin Hardy
Vice Toaster
Toast Ale
New York, NY

  Lior Lev Sercarz  Chef/Owner/Spice Blender La Boîte  New York, NY

Lior Lev Sercarz
Chef/Owner/Spice Blender
La Boîte
New York, NY

  Bill Hilgendorf  Co-Founder Uhuru Design Brooklyn, NY

Bill Hilgendorf
Co-Founder
Uhuru Design
Brooklyn, NY

  James Feustel   Commercial Kitchen Designer  Singer Equipment Company  Belmawr, NJ

James Feustel
Commercial Kitchen Designer
Singer Equipment Company
Belmawr, NJ

 
  Robert Laing   CEO  Farm.One  New York, NY

Robert Laing
CEO
Farm.One
New York, NY

  David Goldstein   Farm Manager   Farm.One   New York, NY

David Goldstein
Farm Manager
Farm.One
New York, NY

  Marcel Van Ooyen   President / CEO  GrowNYC  New York, NY

Marcel Van Ooyen
President / CEO
GrowNYC
New York, NY

  Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.  Professor, Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science Drexel University Food Lab Philadelphia, PA

Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University Food Lab
Philadelphia, PA

  Fabio Parasecoli  Co-Curator Zero Waste Food Coference Director Food Studies Initiatives The New School New York, NY

Fabio Parasecoli
Co-Curator
Zero Waste Food Coference
Director
Food Studies Initiatives
The New School
New York, NY

  Andrew F. Smith  Food Writer & Associate Professor, Food Studies Department The New School New York, NY

Andrew F. Smith
Food Writer & Associate Professor, Food Studies Department
The New School
New York, NY

 
  Jessica Roberts  Director of Sustainability & Campus Operations The New School  New York, NY

Jessica Roberts
Director of Sustainability & Campus Operations
The New School
New York, NY

  Alan Someck  Director Green Hospitality Initiative Culinary Management Instructor ICE New York, NY

Alan Someck
Director
Green Hospitality Initiative
Culinary Management Instructor
ICE
New York, NY

  Jenny McCoy  Co-Curator Zero Waste Food Conference Director Student Events ICE New York, NY

Jenny McCoy
Co-Curator
Zero Waste Food Conference
Director
Student Events
ICE
New York, NY

  David Waltuck   Director of Culinary Affairs   ICE   New York, NY

David Waltuck
Director of Culinary Affairs
ICE
New York, NY

  James Briscione   Director of Culinary Development   ICE New York, NY

James Briscione
Director of Culinary Development
ICE
New York, NY

  Sabrina Sexton   Program Director of Culinary Arts   ICE   New York, NY

Sabrina Sexton
Program Director of Culinary Arts
ICE
New York, NY

 
  Charles Granquist   Chef/Instructor   ICE   New York, NY

Charles Granquist
Chef/Instructor
ICE
New York, NY

  Michael Laiskonis  Creative Director ICE  New York, NY

Michael Laiskonis
Creative Director
ICE
New York, NY

  Steve Zagor  Dean of the School of Restaurant & Culinary Management ICE New York, NY

Steve Zagor
Dean of the School of Restaurant & Culinary Management
ICE
New York, NY

  Sara Brito  Co-Founder / President Good Food Media Network Publisher of Good Food 100 Restaurants List Denver, CO

Sara Brito
Co-Founder / President
Good Food Media Network
Publisher of Good Food 100 Restaurants List
Denver, CO

  Eric Stone  Vice President FreshDirect Long Island City, New York

Eric Stone
Vice President
FreshDirect
Long Island City, New York

  Robert Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP  Founder / Doctor FRESHMed Brooklyn, NY

Robert Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP
Founder / Doctor
FRESHMed
Brooklyn, NY

 
  Patrick deMuñecas  Brand Ambassador Mangalitsa by Møsefund Branchville, New Jersey

Patrick deMuñecas
Brand Ambassador
Mangalitsa by Møsefund
Branchville, New Jersey

  Chris Andersen  Founder & CEO Mangalitsa by Møsefund Branchville, New Jersey

Chris Andersen
Founder & CEO
Mangalitsa by Møsefund
Branchville, New Jersey