Food Waste Weekend

December 2–3, 2017

The Culinary Institute of America in partnership with the Lexicon of Sustainability has created a weekend of events around the issue of food waste. We are featuring special guest speakers with brought-to-life stories, exhibits, and informational activities that highlight solutions to the problem of food waste.


Food Waste Weekend Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Food Waste Exhibit
Art by Lexicon of Sustainability
A Reading from Jonathan Bloom, American Wasteland
Ugly Fruit Exhibit by @uglyfruitandveg
Heroes by Food Runners
Food Shift—The Alameda Kitchen
Save The Food
Scraps! The TV Show
Expired! A short film from Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Food Waste, A short film from The Lexicon of Food

Edible Upcycling with ReGrained featuring Chef Philip Saleski
1:30 p.m.
Location: The Store at CIA Copia
ReGrained fights food waste at the tap by upcycling “spent” grain harvested from craft beer into healthy, delicious, and sustainable food.

WASTED! Film Screening, Panel Discussion, and Reception
5–8 p.m.
Location: The Theater at Copia
Join us for a food and wine reception, film screening of WASTED!, and intriguing discussion with some of the foremost thought-leaders in food waste. The discussion will focus on real world solutions to fixing food waste problems and what you can do now to start eliminating food waste in your own home.
Our panel discussion will feature Chef Steven Satterfield as feature presenter and moderator. Panelists include:
– Chris Hunt, ReFED
– Dana Gunders, NRDC and Save The Food
– Grant Carlson, Ugly Juice
– Dan Kurzrock, Founder of ReGrained
– Komal Ahmad, CEO of Copia

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Family Funday: Lunchbox Magic
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Create lunchbox envy and get the most from your leftovers! Up the ante on your homemade lunch game with delicious, easy, and nutritious recipes the whole family will enjoy. We’ll share make-ahead tips and ideas on how to repurpose leftovers to create less food waste and more flavor.

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Chirps Samples and Demonstration
2:30 p.m.
Location: Napa Valley Vintners Theater Atrium
Don’t bug out! Chirps creates products made from crickets. You have to try their products to believe how good they are!

“Just Eat It” Film Screening
3:30–5 p.m.
Close out our Food Waste Weekend with a complimentary screening of the film Just Eat It. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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