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Babson Food Day: OCTOBER 23, 2014

Food is everybody's business

Five Courses

Andrew Zimmern and Gail Simmons at Babson Food Day

Babson Entrepreneurs in Residence Andrew Zimmern ("Bizarre Foods") and Gail Simmons ("Top Chef") pictured here with Babson food entrepreneurs will be with us all day. Speakers noted as they confirm. Check back for updates.

10-11:30 a.m. "Food is Everybody's Business"
Food stories from across the system
Olin Hall

  • Rose Arruda, MA Dept of Ag Resources
  • Sally Sampson, ChopChop Kids
  • Ian So (B'08), The Chicken and Rice Guys

12-1:30 p.m. "Marketplace of Great Food + Ideas" with Babson Sustainability and Babson Dining
Food innovation fair + locally-sourced lunch
Reynolds Courtyard

2-3:30 p.m. "Quick Service Incubator" with Babson Alumni & Friends Network
Entrepreneurs pitch business challenges to the incubator for feedback and fresh ideas. To apply: please email Food Sol Director Rachel  Greenberger at
Olin Hall

  • Adam Melonas, Chew Lab
  • Bob Burke (M'87), Natural Products Consulting

4-5 p.m. "The Corporate Path" with Babson Centers for Career Development
Corporate stories and careers paths in food
Olin Hall

6-7:30 p.m. "Fireside Chat with Top Chefs"
Restaurant entrepreneurship with local celebrity chefs

  • Skip Bennett, Island Creek Oysters
  • Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Toro
  • Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery, Myers + Chang
  • Tim & Nancy Cushman, O Ya, Hojoko
  • Tiffani Faison, Sweet Cheeks Q
  • Matthew Gaudet, West Bridge
  • Matt Jennings, Townsman
  • Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo
  • Ken Oringer, Clio, Coppa, Toro, Uni, Earth
  • Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow

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