Babson Food Day

Because food is everybody’s business

Eaters today truly touch every aspect of the food industry. 

For 8 years, Babson Food Day engaged eaters to think about how they select and consume food, and entrepreneurs to learn, connect dots, partner, and grow.  We gathered to fuel the energy, creativity, and generosity of eaters and entrepreneurs working together to build the food future.

Our 2018 Babson Food Day featured:

Crowdsourcing ideas with food entrepreneurs

3–5 p.m. in the Glavin Family Chapel


Melissa Castro (MBA'19), La Conexion
Roz Freeman, CommonWealth Kitchen
Dimpesh Godhwani (MBA'20), home chef service concept
Linh Le (MBA'19), TBK Group
Melissa Martinelli, Superfrau
Megan Pileggi, Clover Food Lab


Kris Bronner, UnReal Brands, Food Sol Hero
Bob Burke (MBA'87), Natural Products Consulting, Food Sol Fellow
Nancy Cushman, o ya, Hojoko, Food Sol Fellow
Patricia Duffy, Women You Should Fund, Food Sol Fellow
Adam Melonas, Chew, Food Sol Fellow
Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods, Entrepreneur in Residence

A conversation among those on the frontlines of food culture

5–7 p.m. in the Winn Auditorium (Olin Hall)

Chefs & Owners 

Jody Adams, Saloniki, Porto, Trade
Karen Akunowicz, Myers+Chang, Fox & the Knife
Nancy Cushman, o ya, Hojoko, Covina, Roof at Park South
Tim Cushman, o ya, Hojoko, Covina, Roof at Park South
Louis DiBiccari, CREATE, Wink & Nod
Carl Dooley, The Table at Season to Taste
Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana, Sofra Bakery & Cafe 
Irene Li, Mei Mei
Tatiana Pairot Rosana, Outlook at the Envoy
Derek White (Babson B'2014, M'2014), BISq

Moderated by Andrew Zimmern