Food Tank (foodtank.com), in partnership with The Fink Family Foundation and Blue Hill Restaurant, will be hosting a special intimate dinner discussion on September 13, 2017, at 7:30pm with leading food system thinkers such as Ruth Reichl, Sam Kass, Danielle Nierenberg, Stephanie Strom, David Barber, Dan Barber, and many more around solutions to food waste.
The evening will feature a special menu inspired by Chef Dan Barber’s wastED initiative, a pop-up devoted to the theme of re-using foods that would otherwise be wasted. wastED is a community of chefs, farmers, fishermen, distributors, processors, designers, and retailers. They are working together to reconceive “waste” that occurs at every link in the food chain by creating something delicious out of the ignored or un-coveted and inspiring new applications in our food system.
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The dinner is part of a two-day series of events including a Food Tank Summit earlier that day titled “Focusing on Food Loss and Waste” in partnership with Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED) and with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and The Fink Family Foundation. The Summit, held at the WNYC Greene Space, completely SOLD OUT in less than four hours and features nearly 40 speakers including Kimbal Musk, Tom Colicchio, and Tom Vilsack on panels moderated by The New York Times, Bloomberg, Vice, BuzzFeed, and Modern Farmer reporters.
The entire NYC Food Tank Summit can also be viewed remotely FREE via Facebook Live and live on FoodTank.com. Additionally, Food Tank will be featuring backstage interviews with speakers all day using Instagram Live and Periscope/Twitter Live. After the event, all videos will be immediately archived on Food Tank’s YouTube Channel.
With about 8 million residents, New York City alone sends 4 million tons of waste to landfills each year. An estimated one-third of that waste is food. As home to Hunts Point, the largest food distribution center in the world, New York City is primed to lead the nation’s (and even the world’s) food waste movement.
The following day on Thursday, September 14, 2017, Food Tank will be organizing a free public awareness event to benefit environmental nonprofit GrowNYC, featuring speakers to educate around food waste and showcasing its new dance fitness concept called Garjana at Washington Square Park (12:00 to 1:30pm). Garjana is led by a team of Broadway performers, featuring choreography from Mamma Mia’s Monica Kapoor and debuting all-original music from Douglas Romanow, whose credits include Justin Bieber, Tyga, and hundreds more. Garjana has been selling out major venues across New York and getting rave reviews from outlets such as Billboard, Time Out, Edible Magazine, and more.
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