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SOLD OUT! Food Tank NYC Summit and Gala: The Food Movement is Growing!

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***SOLD OUT! TUNE IN FREE VIA LIVE STREAM AT FOODTANK.COM ***

3rd Annual Food Tank NYC Summit, Reception, and Gala Dinner

The Food Movement Is Growing (and Winning)!

November 1st & 2nd / 80+ Speakers and Performers


In Partnership with New York University, Hunter College, Great Performances, and Compass Group USA.

With special thanks to Farmers Fridge, THINK Coffee, Dry Farm Wines, and Dan Barber!


Food Tank Summit

AGENDA

Summit Day 1 @ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (SOLD OUT!)

11:45AM (Doors Open). 12:30 PM–5:30 PM (Program)


WELCOME: Danielle Nierenberg (President, Food Tank)

FIRESIDE CHAT

“Cultivating the New Food Movement”

MODERATOR: Roberto Ferdman (Correspondent, VICE News)

Sam Kass (President Barack Obama's Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy and Executive Director for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign)

Haile Thomas (President, The HAPPY Org)

FIRESIDE CHAT

“A New Era for Whole Foods”

MODERATOR: Beth Kowitt (Senior Editor, Fortune)

A.C. Gallo (President, Whole Foods)

PANEL DISCUSSION

“Can Business Do Good?”

MODERATOR: Jane Black (Writer, The Washington Post, The New York Times, more)

Brigette Wolf (Head of SnackFutures Innovation, Mondelēz International)

Claire Benjamin DiMattina (Senior Director U.S. Public Affairs, McDonald's)

Karl Deily (SVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Sealed Air)

Jyoti Stephens (Vice President of Mission and Strategy, Nature’s Path)

FIRESIDE CHAT

“A Roadmap for Small and Big Together."

Moderator: Danielle Nierenberg (President, Food Tank)

Jim Perdue (Chairman, Perdue Farms)

Paul Willis (Founder, Niman Ranch)

PANEL DISCUSSION

“Creating Environmentally, Economically, and Socially Sustainable Food Businesses”

MODERATOR: Julia Moskin (Food Writer, The New York Times)

Liz Neumark (CEO, Great Performances)

Linda Findley Kozlowski (CEO, Blue Apron)

Britt Lundgren (Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Stonyfield Farm)

James Rogers (CEO, Apeel Sciences)

Chris Daugherty (Global Head of Agriculture, PepsiCo)

NETWORKING BREAK

Break snacks curated by Great Performances and coffee provided by Think Coffee

FIRESIDE CHAT

“Farming While Black: A Conversation with Leah Penniman”

MODERATOR: Tamar Haspel (Columnist, The Washington Post)

Leah Penniman (Founder, Soul Fire Farm)

POLICY CONVERSATION

“Growing Better Food Policy”

MODERATOR: Florence Fabricant (Food and Wine Writer, The New York Times)

Marion Nestle (Best-Selling Author, New York University Steinhardt School)

Adriano Espaillat (Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives)

Tom Colicchio (American restaurateur and celebrity chef on Bravo TV’s Top Chef)

FARMER PANEL

“Putting Farmers in the Drivers Seat of Food System Change”

MODERATOR: Jocelyn Zuckerman (Food Journalist)

Noah M. M. Nasiali (Farmer and Founder, Africa Farmers Club)

Karen Washington (Farmer and Founder, Rise & Root Farm)

Brad Greenway (Farmer and Past Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance)

FIRESIDE CHAT

“A Conversation with Mark Bittman”

MODERATOR: Deena Shanker (Food journalist, Bloomberg)

Mark Bittman (Author of How to Cook Everything and editor-in-chief of Heated)

FIRESIDE CHAT

“What’s the Future of Food?”

MODERATOR: Gabriella Gershenson (Columnist, The Wall Street Journal)

Kimbal Musk (Chef, restaurateur, and philanthropist)

CLOSING PERFORMANCE: Jen Chapin (WhyHunger activist and widely acclaimed musician)

Food Tank Reception and Gala Dinner (SOLD OUT!)

NOTE: VIP Ticket Holders Only

@ Rosenthal Pavilion (Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY)

5:45 PM – 10:00 PM

5:45-6:30PM.

Reception.

Curated by Great Performances.

Tom Colicchio (American restaurateur and celebrity chef on Bravo TV’s Top Chef) preparing an hors d'oeuvre incorporating school garden produce from Harlem Grown, Green Bronx Machine, and Teens for Food Justice.

Musical Performance from Andrei Matorin and his band.

6:30PM.

Dinner.

At the reception and dinner you will be joined by nearly all the Summit speakers, featuring a six-course dinner curated by Great Performances by select rising-star female chefs from each of New York City’s five boroughs.


CHEFS INCLUDE:

Naama Tamir, Lighthouse (Brooklyn)

Joy Pierson, Candle Cafe (Manhattan)

Sarah Obraitis & Hugue Dufour, M.Wells (Queens)

Alicia Reinish, The Catered Word (Staten Island)

Liz Neumark, Great Performances (Bronx)


Just added! A surprise bonus coursd by:

Dan Barber (Chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns)!

“Announcing Food Tank’s Garjana.”

MODERATED BY: Danielle Nierenberg (President, Food Tank)

Rocky Dawuni (Grammy-nominated afro roots music star and humanitarian activist)

Mia Yoo (Creative Director, La Mama)

David Peterson (Linguist, HBO’s Game of Thrones)

Jeff Solomon (Co-Writer Garjana)

Stephen Bailey (HBO Documentary Filmmaker)

Interactive Performance, choreographed by Angel Kaba, of “Come Sun” (in Garjanese, “Haya Zhan”)

Rocky Dawuni (Grammy-nominated afro roots music star and humanitarian activist)

Ashley Brown (Broadway star, originating the title role in “Mary Poppins” on Broadway)

Sondazha (An island girl from the Planet Garjana)

“A Fireside Conversation with Ron Ben-Israel”

Moderator: Tamar E Adler (Author, Host of Food Actually and Contributing Editor of Vogue)

Ron Ben-Israel (Israeli pastry chef and star Food Network's Cake Wars)

Food Tank Summit

DAY 2 (SOLD OUT!)

Breakfast (included) curated by Great Performances starting at 8:30AM.

Location: New York University Pless Hall (82 Washington Square E, New York, NY 10003)

Program at the LOEWE THEATRE (35 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012)

9:00 AM (Doors Open). 9:30 AM – 3 PM (Program)

WELCOME: Danielle Nierenberg (President, Food Tank)

PANEL DISCUSSION

“Four NYC Borough Presidents Discuss Food Policy”

MODERATOR: Chloe Sorvino (Staff Writer, Forbes)

Eric L. Adams (Brooklyn Borough President)

Gale Brewer (Manhattan Borough President)

James Steven Oddo (Staten Island Borough President)

Rubén Díaz Jr. (Bronx Borough President)

PANEL DISCUSSION

“A Conversation About NYC Food Policy”

Moderator: Diane Brady (Writer, Author, and BBC Contributor)

Alessandra Biaggi (New York State Senator, 34th District)

Marcos A. Crespo (NYC Assembly Member)

Rafael Espinal (Member, New York City Council)

Ben Kallos (Member, New York City Council)

PANEL DISCUSSION

“Sustainability at the Center of Food Business”

MODERATOR: Tim Carman (Food reporter, The Washington Post)

Michiel Bakker (Director, Global Workplace Services Programs, Google)

Amy Keister (Senior Vice President of Sustainability & Retail Solutions, Compass Group)

Shayna Harris (Chief Growth Officer, Farmer’s Fridge)

Jean De Barrau (Regenerative Agriculture Director, Danone)

Mary Jane Melendez (Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer at General Mills; President, General Mills Foundation).

FIRESIDE CHAT [25 minutes]

“A Conversation with Dr. Mark Hyman”

MODERATOR: Lucy Biggers (Sustainability Journalist, NowThis)

Dr. Mark Hyman (Host, The Doctor’s Farmacy)


Beth C Weitzman (Professor, New York University's Steinhardt School)


LUNCH (INCLUDED) & NETWORKING

[with special thanks to Farmers Fridge and 'Witchcraft!]


FIRESIDE CHAT

“A Conversation with Dan Barber”

MODERATOR: Jeff Gordinier (Food & Drinks Editor, Esquire)

Dan Barber (Chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns)

FIRESIDE CHAT
“Philanthropy for a Better Food Future”

MODERATOR: Bryan Walsh (Author, Currently Editor of OneZero for Medium, Former Foreign Editor for Time Magazine)

Devon Klatell (Managing Director, Food, The Rockefeller Foundation)

PANEL DISCUSSION

“How to Tell the Story of Food”

MODERATOR: Corby Kummer (The Atlantic)

Anna Mulé (Executive Director, Slow Food USA)

Sam Fromartz (Editor, Food and Environment Reporting Network)

Joe Fassler (Editor, The New Food Economy)

Alyshia Gálvez (Author, Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico)

Lisa Held (Food and Agriculture Journalist and Host, The Farm Report)

PANEL CHAT

“A New Vision for Food Education and Distribution”

MODERATOR: Tiffany Stecker (Reporter, Bloomberg)

Abhi Ramesh (Founder & CEO, Misfits Market)

Lela May Klein (Founder, Greater Dayton Union Co-Op Initiative)

Liz Carollo (Greenmarket, GrowNYC)

CLOSING FIRESIDE CHAT

“A Conversation with a Very Special Surprise Guest!”

MODERATOR: Bianca Bosker (American food journalist and bestselling author)

(IT’S A SURPRISE!)


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OTHER INFORMATION

This event is SOLD OUT! The reception and dinner is also already SOLD OUT. All VIP tickets also SOLD OUT.

Limited full and partial general admission scholarships available upon request please email Mariah at mariah@foodtank.com. We urgently need volunteers which allows you to attend some of the event for free if interested please email Katherine at katherine@foodtank.com.

Press passes and/or sponsorship inquires can be requested (limited number still available) by emailing Bernard at bernard@foodtank.com.

NYU faculty and students can request complementary tickets (SOLD OUT) by emailing Jane at jane.sullivan@nyu.edu. Hunter faculty and students as well as high school teachers can request their tickets (SOLD OUT) by emailing Alexina at alexina@nycfoodpolicy.org.

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ABOUT FOOD TANK
Food Tank is building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We aim to educate, inspire, advocate, and create change. We spotlight and support environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

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