Q&A WITH 2015 JBF FOOD CONFERENCE SPEAKER MIKE LEE OF THE FUTURE MARKET AT STUDIO INDUSTRIES

 

Mike Lee is the founder and CEO of Studio Industries, a food design and innovation agency, and is also the founder of the Future Market, a conceptual grocery store that illustrates what the world, our food, and our retail experiences could look like in the year 2065. Lee, who will be presenting at our 2015 JBF Food Conference, chatted with us about the trajectory of retail, the potential of alternative packaging, creating space for future ambitious food developers, and more.

 

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James Beard Foundation: What is the Future Market?

 

Mike Lee: The Future Market is a conceptual grocery store that will exist both online and in a physical format. The products on the shelves are concepts that help imagine what the world will look like in fifty years. We... Read more >

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The Great American School Lunch Challenge: Garces vs. Burrell

 

The James Beard Foundation is a proud supporter of Partnership for a Healthier America and their exciting initiatives that aim to solve the obesity crisis in America and make sure our kids are well fed.

 

Yesterday PHA enlisted James Beard Award–winning chef Jose Garces and Food Network personality Anne Burrell to take on school lunch. The two star chefs were paired with representatives from the Houston Independent School District and the Colonial School District outside Wilmington, Delaware. Using only healthy ingredients, following nutritional guidelines, and limited a tight budget, the two teams competed to see who could make the best school meals. Team Garces came away as the victor, presenting a menu of chicken and black bean chilaquile, pan-roasted sweet potatoes, and a graham-topped pear cup.

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JBF Kitchen Cam