8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit 2017
“Growing Community, Owning the Future” Part Two
Tamara Jones, Southeast African American Farmers Organic Network – by Erik Meadows Photography
Chefs Collaborative was founded in 1993 as a non-profit network focused on inspiring, educating and celebrating chefs and food professionals dedicated to working towards a better, more sustainable food system. For their 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit, Growing Community – Owning the Future, food professionals from across the country gathered in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 9th – 11th for workshops, networking and engaging discussions on issues such as ethical seafood practices, food waste, meat matters and solutions for the future of sustainable food.
Hugh Acheson, Seed Life Skills – by Erik Meadows Photography
Part two of Sunday’s programming delved into concepts such as adaptive grazing techniques, a reimagining of the archaic curriculum of “home economics,” and a deeper understanding of equality in politics of farming. This incredibly diverse group of individuals shared their knowledge and passion for making a difference through our local communities. Discussions also included a deeply intersectional examination of the restaurant business through the avenues of equity and race relations, and how both chefs and restaurateurs must take a stand to protect our nation’s immigrants through the socio-cultural establishment of “restaurant sanctuaries.”
Matthew Raiford, The Farmer and the Larder – by Erik Meadows Photography
List of speakers:
00:10 – Marc Oshima, AeroFarms
6:53 – Evan Mallett, Black Trumpet
12:50 – Josh Goldman, Australis Barramundi
20:00 – Hugh Acheson, Seed Life Skills
34:00 – Tamara Jones, Southeast African American Farmers Organic Network, and Matthew Raiford, The Farmer and the Larder
49:44 – Kim Severson, The New York Times; Daniel Patterson, Alta Group, Coi and LocoL; Johnny Livesay, Black Star Co-Op; Saket Soni, National Guestworker Alliance; Marielena Hincapié, National Immigration Law Center
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