Panel Discussion: The Role of the Chef Outside the Kitchen

 

Celebrity Chefs Cook Up Lobbying Agenda

Chef Action Network, which has trained dozens of chefs since launching last year; Food Policy Action, a 501(c)(4) co-founded by Colicchio in 2012; and Chefs Collaborative, a network of more than 10,000 culinary leaders, are now coordinating more closely than ever to increase chef engagement on Capitol Hill and beyond. Food Policy Action is planning to deliver a petition to Congress on Tuesday that endorses a bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Read more: 

 

Chefs Predict Food & Drinking (& Policy) Trends in 2015

LEVON WALLACE, Proof on Main (Louisville, KY)
What he made us: Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

What was your favorite food moment of 2014?
The increased awareness and dedication to push forward good, healthy food at the low-income level. The announcement of the Roy Choi-Daniel Patterson partnership that's bringing Loco'l to the game. More farmers' markets accepting SNAP and programs like "double bucks" are proof that change is in the air and on the streets. So awesome. Read more: http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/national/18553/Chefs_Predict_Restaurant_Dining_Drinking_Trends_in_2015.htm#ixzz3MfYGL3nv

Chef Op-Ed: How to Feed the World, Hari Pulapaka

From health professionals and farmers to chefs and activists, it seems like the food system is on everyone's minds lately. How can we channel this widespread concern into meaningful action? Below, Katherine Miller of Chef Action Network, our partner organization behind our Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change, and chef and Boot Camp alum Hari Pulapaka propose a more collaborative approach to debating policy. Read more: http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/chef-op-ed-how-feed-world-hari-pulapaka