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

Eva Louise Goulbourne Associate Director of Programs & Communications ReFED New York, NY

Eva Louise Goulbourne
Associate Director of Programs & Communications
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

 
Ann Yang Co-Founder MISFIT Juicery New York, NY

Ann Yang
Co-Founder
MISFIT Juicery
New York, NY

Phil Wong Co-Founder MISFIT Juicery New York, NY

Phil Wong
Co-Founder
MISFIT Juicery
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

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

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

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

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

 
Patrick deMuñecas Brand Ambassador Møsefund Farms American-bred Mangalitsa Branchville, NJ

Patrick deMuñecas
Brand Ambassador
Møsefund Farms
American-bred Mangalitsa
Branchville, NJ