Podcasts Food Without Borders

FWB Presents: At the Table with Devita Davison

Episode: 75

Episode 8 of At the Table is with Devita Davison, Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit, a nonprofit business support organization that helps to incubate and accelerate food businesses that want, to be part of a good food movement.

In this conversation, Devita speaks to the fundamental reasons why the restaurant industry is currently in crisis, including, and most importantly, the fact that the industry is, propped, up on the backs of our most vulnerable workers. According to Davison the Coronavirus has only exposed this “ugly underbelly”.

Devita also explains how class and race are both factors of whether or not a restaurant will succeed or fail during this time and hopeful ways in which the community has banded together in order to come back stronger and more sustainably.

 

Watch the online video version here: https://www.mofad.org/episode-8?_ga=2.51530412.484154044.1589123193-892082491.1570804996&fbclid=IwAR1k6F4_lz_fGyp_EvfiCHuvehu_mai4R5OdYFUEV_T3oAB-3pmImfmf8U8

Food Without Borders is powered by Simplecast.

Latest Episodes

FWB Episode 80 with Phil Rosenthal

FWB Episode 80 with Phil Rosenthal

80

On this special episode of Food Without Borders, Sari welcomes Phil Rosenthal back to the show. Phil is the creator and host of Somebody Feed Phil, now in its third season on Netflix. Sari and Phil discuss what it's like to release, the latest, season of Somebody Feed Phil - a show about eating in restaurants, around the world -,  during the ...
FWB Presents: At the Table with Chef Tunde Wey

FWB Presents: At the Table with Chef Tunde Wey

79

In episode 12 of At The Table, Sari speaks with Tunde Wey, the Nigerian-born and New Orleans-based artist, writer, and cook.In this conversation, Tunde goes into greater depth about his now infamous, essay, "Don't Bail Out the Restaurant Industry" first published on Instagram. In the midst of COVID-19, Tunde argues that by bailing out ...
FWB Presents: At the Table with Carina Kaufman-Guttierez

FWB Presents: At the Table with Carina Kaufman-Guttierez

78

In episode 11 of At The Table, Sari speaks to Carina Kaufman-Guttierez, Deputy Director of the Street Vendor Project. Street Vendor Project works with approximately 2,000 people who sell food and merchandise on the streets of New York City.About 90% of their vendors are low-wage immigrant workers, often undocumented, who rely on busy streets ...
FWB Presents:  At the Table with Elizabeth Peralta

FWB Presents: At the Table with Elizabeth Peralta

77

In episode 10 of At The Table, Sari speaks with Elizabeth Peralta, Executive Director of the National Supermarket Association. Representing over 800 independent stores, 99% of which are Latino-owned, Peralta explains how the NSA and their members are coping during the current pandemic while on the frontlines of serving their ...
FWB Presents: At the Table with Deepti Sharma

FWB Presents: At the Table with Deepti Sharma

76

In Episode 9 of At The Table, Sari talks to Deepti Sharma, an entrepreneur, mother, and champion of small business owners. Deepti is the founder of FoodtoEat, a company connecting women, immigrant, and minority-owned food vendors to business opportunities. She also co-founded Bikky, a platform solving customer engagement for restaurants and, ...
FWB Presents: At the Table with Devita Davison

FWB Presents: At the Table with Devita Davison

75

Episode 8 of At the Table is with Devita Davison, Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit, a nonprofit business support organization that helps to incubate and accelerate food businesses that want, to be part of a good food movement.In this conversation, Devita speaks to the fundamental reasons why the restaurant industry is currently in ...
FWB Presents: At the Table with Ashtin Berry

FWB Presents: At the Table with Ashtin Berry

74

Episode 7 of At the Table is with sommelier, beverage consultant, and hospitality activist, Ashtin Berry. Ashtin, is a champion of women and POC's in the food and beverage sector, and much of her work is focused on creating safer and more inclusive spaces within the industry.In light of COVID-19,, Ashtin, has created America's Table, a ...
FWB Presents: At the Table with Jacqueline Pilati

FWB Presents: At the Table with Jacqueline Pilati

73

Episode 6 of At the Table is with Jacqueline Pilati, an urban farmer, seed keeper, educator, and founding member of Cooperative Gardens Commission, a grassroots movement to share resources, and help people grow food for themselves, and their communities in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Jacqueline explains the importance, of food ...
SERIES
SUBSCRIBE

PARTNER