If you live in the U.S., odds are you have Thanksgiving on the mind this week. Though many T-Day menus feature the same classic rolodex of dishes — turkey, cranberries, stuffing, etc. — each spread is slightly personalized to reflect the preferences of the chef and guests.
But personalization goes well beyond what’s on the holiday dinner table. In fact, we here at The Spoon believe breakthrough discoveries in food science, artificial intelligence, micro-manufacturing and other critical areas will lay the foundation for a food system that will be radically reshaped by personalization over the next decade.
However, even as the era of one-sized-fits-all food comes to an end, the conversation in the space is pretty fragmented. While everyone knows that personalization is the goal, they’re not exactly sure how to make it happen.
Which is why we created Customize, a one-day executive summit that will explore the impact of personalization across the food system. Customize will take place in New York City on February 27th at WeWork’s awesome 85 Broad St. space in NYC’s Financial District. (WeWork Food Labs is our awesome event partner for Customize.)
Throughout the day we will examine topics from the food personalization space, including microbiome-based nutrition, AI-powered grocery recommendations, CPG development and more.
To help create an amazing day of conversation, we’ve already recruited a star-studded lineup of speakers, including:
- Guru Banavar, CTO of Viome
- Gregory Druck, Chief Data Scientist of Yummly (a division of Whirlpool)
- Spencer Price, Co-founder & CEO of Halla
- Melanie Bartelme, Global Food Analyst for Mintel
- Kishan Vasani, Co-founder & CEO of Spoonshot
- Sherry Zhang, CEO of Genopalate
And that’s just the beginning. We’re adding more speakers every week, so be sure to check back regularly for updates. If you are building something world-changing in the area of food personalization, drop us a line or fill out our information form on the Customize website and let us know!
Tickets absolutely will sell out — get your Early Bird pass now before prices go up on December 31.
Finally, if your company has something interesting cooking in the world of personalization and you would like to be a sponsor for Customize, let us know!
We’re super excited to bring you this new event and look forward to exploring the world of food personalization with you in February.
See you in New York!