6th Annual Babson Food Day

Because food is everybody’s business

October 25–26, 2016
Babson College

At Babson Food Day, we showcase the methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as both a tool and a mindset to positively influence how eaters think about, select, and consume food, and how entrepreneurs learn, connect dots and build on their visions. Co-hosted as always by our extraordinary Entrepreneurs in Residence Andrew Zimmern and Gail Simmons, Babson Food Day fuels the energy, creativity, and generosity of both eaters and entrepreneurs working together for a brighter food future.

All sessions hosted by Food Sol and Entrepreneurs in Residence Andrew Zimmern and Gail Simmons

This year’s events serve a community hungry for fresh ideas, new designs and flavors, and plenty of good food innovation.  Babson Food Day is free to attend (save a nominal charge for lunch for non-Babson guests), no registration required, come-when-you-can, leave-when-you-need-to.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

5–7 p.m. – Olin Auditorium

Tastemakers on Food Culture

Jody Adams, Saloniki, Porto
Skip Bennett, Island Creek Oysters
Nancy & Tim Cushman, o ya, Hojoko
Mary Dumont, Cultivar
Matthew Gaudet, SuperFine
Matt Jennings, Townsman
Kristin Kish, 36 Hours, Top Chef
Tony Maws, Craigie on Main, Kirkland Tap & Trotter
Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

8–10 a.m. – Glavin Chapel

Positive Disruption in Food

Bill Bolling, Food Well Alliance
Scott Norton, Sir Kensington's
Adam Rein, ReFED
Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup Company

10 a.m.–Noon – Glavin Chapel

Higher Education in Food

Kris Bronner, a student's perspective
Rachel Greenberger, Food Sol
Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic
Greg Shewmaker, Food + Future coLab

Noon–2 p.m. – PepsiCo Pavilion (Webster Center)

Edible Ideas Fair + Lunch

Over 20 exhibitors will showcase their innovations.
Babson Dining creates a seasonal, local foods lunch.

2–4 p.m. – Glavin Chapel

Quick Service Incubator

Entrepreneurs to be announced. With...

Bob Burke, Natural Products Consulting
Ed Doyle, Real Food Consulting
Patricia Duffy, Foodmaker Media
Adam Melonas, Chew


Babson Food Day
Food Day Market 2012
Taza Chocolate
Tasting plate

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