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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 a Babson food entrepreneur will be with us all day.  Additional speakers and special guests noted below 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 Dining
Food innovation fair + locally-sourced lunch
Reynolds Courtyard

2:00-3:30 p.m. "Quick Service Incubator"
Entrepreneurs pitch business challenges to the incubator for feedback and fresh ideas. To apply: please email Food Sol Director Rachel  Greenberger:  
Olin Hall

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

4:00-5:00 p.m.  "Careers in Food"  with Babson Centers for Career Development
Corporate stories and careers paths in food
Olin Hall

6:00-7:30 p.m.  "Fireside Chat with Top Chefs"
Restaurant entrepreneurship with local celebrity chefs

  • Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Toro
  • Tiffani Faison, Sweet Cheeks Q
  • Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow
  • Matthew Gaudet, West Bridge

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