During this pandemic that has radically reshaped pretty much everything in our lives in the blink of an eye, we keep coming back to one question here at The Spoon: How can we help?
And so it’s with that in mind that we decided to have a virtual summit to discuss ideas and come up with strategies for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic for the food and restaurant industry.
This virtual summit, called the COVID-19 Strategy Summit for Food & Restaurants, will take place on April 6th and feature experts who can talk to and share perspectives about the operational, business, legal and historical impact that coronavirus is having on the food business. While no one has navigated a worldwide pandemic like COVID-19, we think bringing together some of the industry’s biggest thinkers to share their perspective and some advice, we can maybe help some of those scrambling to figure out this new normal.
The event, which we’re working on with the great people from the Future Food Institute is in just two weeks, and we’ve already assembled some amazing speakers, including:
Chef Mark Brand – Founder of Save-On Meats and creator of the Token Program to feed those in food insecure situations
Sara Roversi – Founder of the Future Food Institute
Paul Freedman, history professor at Yale University and author of American Cuisine: And How It Got That Way
Ryan Palmer – Partner at Lathrop GPM and chair of firm’s Restaurant, Food, and Hospitality group
Dana Gunders – Executive Director of ReFED and recognized expert on the problem of food waste
The event is free to attend and you can register here. We’re using Crowdcast as the platform, which is highly interactive and allows audience members to ask questions share ideas with speakers and other attendees, so make sure to come with questions..
Also, if you are or know a world-class expert on some aspect of the food or restaurant business that could provide hugely valuable to business owners or employees in this new world, we’re still looking for a couple more speakers so drop us a line (no product pitches, please). If you have an idea about how you’d like to support us by getting the world or tapping into your network, we’d like to hear from you too.
Finally, as you know The Spoon team has been working every day trying to uncover stories of people innovating on the front lines of the food world during COVID-19. If you have a story or news you think we should know about, please let us know.
Stay safe and healthy and we’ll see you (virtually) on April 6th!