Speaker Program

 
Panel programming generously sponsored by:

Panel programming generously sponsored by:

10:00

Welcome by DSNY Acting Commissioner Steven Costas

Stopping Food Waste Before it Begins

How makers are generating demand for by-products and using traditional preservation techniques to prevent waste

Moderator:   Anastasia Cole Plakias  Brooklyn Grange

Moderator:
Anastasia Cole Plakias
Brooklyn Grange

Homa Dashtaki  White Moustache

Homa Dashtaki
White Moustache

Dan Honig  Happy Valley Meats

Dan Honig
Happy Valley Meats

Rachael Mamane  Mastering Stocks and Broths

Rachael Mamane
Mastering Stocks and Broths

 

11:00

Welcome by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

What is Zero Waste Food Service?

A powerhouse group of women chefs and restaurant operators are setting the new standard for sustainable food service

Moderator:  Kerry Diamond  Smith Canteen

Moderator:
Kerry Diamond
Smith Canteen

Camilla Marcus  West~bourne

Camilla Marcus
West~bourne

Dianna Rose  Jars of Delight

Dianna Rose
Jars of Delight

Chloe Vichot  Ancolie

Chloe Vichot
Ancolie

 

12:00

Reducing Waste Along the Supply Chain

What fighting food waste looks like when you're serving thousands—or hundreds of thousands—of meals a week

Moderator:  Jeremy Kaye  The Spare Food Co.

Moderator:
Jeremy Kaye
The Spare Food Co.

Taylor Lanzet  Dig Inn

Taylor Lanzet
Dig Inn

Andrew Shakman  Leanpath

Andrew Shakman
Leanpath

Mike Wurster  Google

Mike Wurster
Google

 

1:00

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Keynote: Thomas McQuillan

Thomas McQuillan is Vice President, Corporate Strategy of Sustainability and Culture at Baldor Specialty Foods—where he has spearheaded the SparCs (scraps backwards) initiative to reduce food waste throughout the company.

Followed by a special announcement from the Foundation for New York's Strongest

 

2:00

Your Waste Hauler's Perspective

Hear from haulers large and small on their role in fighting food waste in partnership with your business and your customers

Moderator:  Nora Goldstein  Biocycle

Moderator:
Nora Goldstein
Biocycle

Greg Lettieri  Recycle Track Systems

Greg Lettieri
Recycle Track Systems

Andy Moss  Waste Connections

Andy Moss
Waste Connections

Sandy Nurse  BK Rot

Sandy Nurse
BK Rot

John Reali  Royal Waste

John Reali
Royal Waste

Vandra Thorburn  Vokashi

Vandra Thorburn
Vokashi

 
 

3:00

Waste Management Presents: What happens with food waste?

A behind-the-scenes presentation on New York City’s waste ecosystem, highlighting where our food waste goes today—and why it matters

 

3:30

Highlight: City Harvest & Pret a Manger

In nearly 20 years of collaboration, City Harvest and Pret a Manger have rescued nearly a million pounds of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods

Moderator:  Julie Raskin  Foundation for New York’s Strongest

Moderator:
Julie Raskin
Foundation for New York’s Strongest

Racine Droz  City Harvest

Racine Droz
City Harvest

Ryan Johnson  Pret a Manger

Ryan Johnson
Pret a Manger

 
 

4:00

New Models for Food Rescue

From hyper-local to app-based to chef-reimagined, a solution exists for every last piece of excess food—because no New Yorker should go hungry

Moderator:  Christine Black  The Sustainable Restaurant Corps

Moderator:
Christine Black
The Sustainable Restaurant Corps

Eszter Csicsai  donateNYC

Eszter Csicsai
donateNYC

Hannah Dehradunwala  Transfernation

Hannah Dehradunwala Transfernation

Matt Jozwiak  Rethink Food

Matt Jozwiak
Rethink Food

 

5:00

Future of (Food) Waste

In the United States, we waste more than $160 billion in food a year—how can our regional food infrastructure evolve to become less wasteful?

Moderator:  Danielle Joseph  Closed Loop Partners

Moderator:
Danielle Joseph
Closed Loop Partners

Tobias Peggs  Square Roots

Tobias Peggs
Square Roots

Marcel Van Ooyen  GrowNYC

Marcel Van Ooyen
GrowNYC

Matthew Wadiak  Cooks Venture

Matthew Wadiak
Cooks Venture

 

Following the speaker program, Food Waste Fair attendees are invited to
join for the Zero Food Waste Challenge starting at 6pm! Purchase tickets here >