Food Conference Partners
Our Food Conference and Leadership Awards represent exciting and empowering development in the future of our country’s food system. We are looking for partners that share similar vision and values to support our annual conference, where actionable conversations about our food system happen and where we can help to affect positive change.
GRACE Communications Foundation
GRACE Communications Foundation partners with the James Beard Foundation to highlight sustainable food leaders. Our future depends on more balanced and sustainable food, water, and energy systems and GRACE highlights the interconnections among these systems, educating consumers, advocates, and policy makers through such innovative web-based initiatives as Sustainable Table, Eat Well Guide, The Meatrix, Network for New Energy Choices, H2O Conserve, and the Ecocentric blog. We also collaborate with the Monday Campaigns (Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday, and Kids Cook Monday), which, in association with leading schools of public health, advocate for healthier choices through a weekly Mondays prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors. Learn more at gracelinks.org.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is a marketing organization with the mission of increasing the economic value of the Alaska seafood resource by conducting retail and foodservice marketing campaigns and partnerships, consumer campaigns, public relations, and advertising activities. For more than 50 years, Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood. It’s so essential to our way of life that Alaska’s state constitution mandates that fish are “utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustained yield principle.” The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private sector employer, and as a result, Alaskans understand the need to protect the fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations. The Alaska seafood industry accounts for over half of all U.S. fisheries production and is a key economic driver in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute actively promotes the Alaska Seafood brand in 21 countries around the world. We’re proud of our leadership in sustainable management, which has led to an ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood for markets around the world. For more information, please visit wildalaskaseafood.com.
Bon Appétit Management Company
Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Bon Appétit has more than 500 cafés in 32 states, including at Twitter, Oracle, eBay, Duke University, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and the Getty Center. All Bon Appétit food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, Bon Appétit is the first food service company to address local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food and climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker welfare. It has received numerous awards for its work, from organizations including the James Beard Foundation, Chefs Collaborative, Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, and The Humane Society of the United States. Learn more at bamco.com or watch our 5-minute video.
Founded in 1990, Karp Resources is a food business consultancy that brokers relationships and develops strategic solutions to food and organizational problems. We support the healthy development, execution, and operations of food businesses and initiatives in the public and private sectors, and build cross sector programs among unlikely partners—food manufacturers and farmers, community-based groups and corporations, developers and food educators. Karp Resources’ clients include corporations, government agencies, small businesses, non-profits, and educational organizations in the United States and United Kingdom. Learn more at KarpResources.com.
Natural Gourmet Institute
Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is the leader in health-supportive culinary education. Natural Gourmet Institute’s Chef’s Training Program is a comprehensive and professional program that trains students to meet the growing demand for culinary professionals who are able to make the connection between food and health. NGI’s interactive and dynamic Certificate Programs are designed to give students first-hand experience and expertise in the areas of Writing for Food Media, Sustainable Meat, Culinary Tours, Culinary Nutrition, Sustainable Farming, Cooking for People with Illness and Food Entrepreneurship. Natural Gourmet Institute also offers public intensives, hands-on instruction, demonstrations and lectures for the healthy cooking enthusiast. On Friday night, the school is transformed into an intimate dining room, where Chef’s Training Program students and instructors prepare a three-course vegetarian Friday Night Dinner that is innovative, delicious and beautifully presented. www.naturalgourmetinstitute.com
We would be delighted to have the your support as we continue to develop and expand on these exciting new programs. For more information regarding partnership on these initiatives, please click here.
A list of our 2012 partners can be found here.