3rd Annual Food Tank New York City Summit and Gala Dinner

The Food Movement Is Growing (and Winning)

November 1st – 2nd

In Partnership with New York University-Steinhardt, Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, and Great Performances

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80+ Speakers and Performers

Tickets Starting at $399

Confirmed Speakers Include


Eric L. Adams
(Brooklyn Borough President)


Kobla Asamoah
(Head of Small Business, Hot Bread Kitchen)


Tamar E Adler
(Food Writer, Vogue Magazine)


Dan Barber
(Chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns)


Ron Ben-Israel
(Israeli pastry chef and star Food Network’s Cake Wars)


Alessandra Biaggi
(New York State Senator, 34th District)


Lucy Biggers
(Sustainability Journalist, NowThis)


Mark Bittman
(Author of How to Cook Everything and editor-in-chief of Heated)


Jane Black
(Writer, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal)


Diane Brady
(Food journalist, formerly Bloomberg)

Kate Brashares
Kate Brashares
(Executive Director, Edible Schoolyard NYC)


Ashley Brown
(Broadway star, originating the title role in “Mary Poppins” on Broadway.)


David Michael Burtka
(Broadway star, American actor and professional chef)


Bianca Bosker
(American food journalist and bestselling author)


Gale Brewer
(Manhattan Borough President)

Andrew-Carter
Andrew Carter
(Co-Founder, Smallhold)


Tim Carmen
(Food Writer, The Washington Post)


Jen Chapin
(WhyHunger activist and widely acclaimed musician)


Tom Colicchio
(American restaurateur and celebrity chef on Bravo TV’s Top Chef)


Marcos A. Crespo
(NYC Assembly Member)


Rocky Dawuni
(Grammy-nominated afro roots music star and humanitarian activist)


Jean De Barrau
(Regenerative Agriculture Director, Danone)


Karl Deily
(SVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Sealed Air)


Curt Ellis
(Co-Founder and CEO, FoodCorps)


Adriano Espaillat
(Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives),


Rafael Espinal
(Member, New York City Council)

Florence Fabricant
Florence Fabricant
(Food and Wine Writer, The New York Times)


Joe Fassler
(Editor, The New Food Economy)


Roberto Ferdman
(Correspondent, VICE News/HBO)

Maya French
Maya French
(Founder, Koia)


Samuel Fromartz
(Editor, Food & Environmental Reporting Network, formerly Washington Post)

Kevin Froner
Kevin Froner
(Principal, Manhattan Hunter Science High School)


A.C. Gallo
(President, Whole Foods)

Alyshia Galvez
Alyshia Gálvez
(Author, Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico)


Gabriella Gershenson
(Columnist, The Wall Street Journal)

Jeff Gordinier
Jeff Gordinier
(Food & Drinks Editor, Esquire)


Tamar Haspel
(Columnist, The Washington Post)


Lisa Held
(Food and Agriculture Journalist and Host, The Farm Report)


Helen Hollyman
(Founding Editor-in-Chief Vice’s Munchies)


Dr. Mark Hyman
(Host, The Doctor’s Farmacy)

Peter-Ivey
Peter Ivey
(Founder, Mission:FoodPossible and CEO, The Reggae Chefs)


Ben Kallos
(Member, New York City Council)

Sam kass
Sam Kass
(President Barack Obama’s Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy and Executive Director for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign)

Devon Klatell
Devon Klatell
(Managing Director, Food, Rockefeller Foundation)


Lela May Klein
(Founder, Greater Dayton Union Co-Op Initiative)


Pam Koch
(Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy)


Beth Kowitt
(Senior Editor, Fortune)


Linda Kozlowski
(CEO, Blue Apron)


Sheldon Krimsky
(Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities & Social Science, Adjunct Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University)


Priya Krishna
(Contributor, The New York Times and Bon Appétit)

Corby Kummer
Corby Kummer
(Reporter, The Atlantic Monthly).

mike-lavender
Mike Lavender
(Senior Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists)


Tyler Lorenzen
(President, PURIS Foods)


Britt Lundgren
(Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Stonyfield Farm)


Julia Moskin
(Food Writer, The New York Times)


Anna Mulé
(Executive Director, Slow Food USA)


Kimbal Musk
(Chef, Restauranteur, and Philanthropist)


Noah M. M. Nasiali
(Founder, Africa Farmers Club)


Marion Nestle
(Best-Selling Author, Professor, New York University Steinhardt School)


Liz Neumark
(CEO, Great Performances)


Danielle Nierenberg
(President, Food Tank)


Sandy Nurse
(Director, BK ROT)


James S. Oddo
(Staten Island Borough President)


Leah Penniman
(Founder, Soul Fire Farm)


Jim Perdue
(Chairman, Perdue Farms)


Lynda Prim
(Senior Director, Glynwood Farm)


Abhi Ramesh
(Founder & CEO, Misfits Market)

Whitney Reuling
Whitney Reuling
Director of Food and Nutrition Programs Children’s Aid


Nancy Roman
(Partnership for a Healthier America)

Deena Shanker
Deena Shanker
(Food journalist, Bloomberg)


Chloe Sorvino
(Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine)

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker
(Reporter, Bloomberg)


Jyoti Stephens
(Vice President of Mission and Strategy, Nature’s Path)


Naama Tamir
(Owner, Lighthouse Restaurant)


Haile Thomas
(Founder and CEO, The HAPPY Org)


Marcel Van Ooyen
(President and CEO, GrowNYC)

Bryan Walsh
Bryan Walsh
(Author, Currently Editor of Onezero for Medium, Former Foreign Editor for Time Magazine)


Karen Washington
(Founder, Rise & Root Farm)


Paul Willis
(Founder, Niman Ranch)

Brigette Wolf
Brigette Wolf
(Head of SnackFutures Innovation, Mondelēz International)


Venessa Wong
(Editor, BuzzFeed)

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