PLENARY SESSION

12:00 PM - 12: 15 PM

Opening Welcome
Welcoming remarks begin at Brooklyn Expo Center Main Hall.

Kathryn Garcia | Commissioner, NYC Sanitation
Dan Brownell | Commissioner, Business Integrity Commission 


12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

From Wasted to Tasted: A Cooking Demonstration + Discussion with Chefs
Top NYC chefs + food talents will showcase new ways new ways of looking at ingredients often overlooked because they are ugly, over or under-ripe, or otherwise considered waste. Learn -- and taste -- how reducing waste can save your business money while keeping your customers happy.

  Mads Refslund  Chef/ Restaurant Owner  Fire and Ice

Mads Refslund
Chef/ Restaurant Owner
Fire and Ice

  Joel Gamoran  Chef/TV Personality  FYI Network

Joel Gamoran
Chef/TV Personality
FYI Network

  Tama Matsuoka Wong  Author/Forager  Meadows and More

Tama Matsuoka Wong
Author/Forager
Meadows and More

 
  Jehangir Mehta  Chef/Restaurant Owner  Graffiti, Me and You and Mehtaphor

Jehangir Mehta
Chef/Restaurant Owner
Graffiti, Me and You and Mehtaphor

  Thomas McQuillan  Director of Food Service Sales and Sustainability  Baldor Specialty Foods

Thomas McQuillan
Director of Food Service Sales and Sustainability
Baldor Specialty Foods

  Miriam Garron  Sous Chef  Food Network

Miriam Garron
Sous Chef
Food Network

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Unlocking Opportunities + Transforming the Marketplace: A Discussion with Key Leaders
Experts share their strategies for addressing food waste and opportunities for government, industry and non-profit organizations.

  Kathryn Garcia  Commissioner  NYC Sanitation

Kathryn Garcia
Commissioner
NYC Sanitation

  Peter Madonia  COO  The Rockefeller Foundation
  Jen McLean  COO  City Harvest

Jen McLean
COO
City Harvest

 
  Chris Cochran  Executive Director  ReFED

Chris Cochran
Executive Director
ReFED

  Emily Rueb  Reporter  New York Times

Emily Rueb
Reporter
New York Times