Enlightened Eaters is an educationally minded series of readings, workshops, discussions, and other programs focusing on health, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental issues.
Enlightened Eaters events are free to students, with a suggested donation of $20 for nonstudents. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Snacks will be provided. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.
All events take place at:
The James Beard House
167 West 12th Street
To RSVP, please call reservations manager Colleen Vincent at 212.627.2308.
Upcoming Enlightened Eaters Events:
Behind the Kitchen Door
As an activist and co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center, Saru Jayaraman writes the back-of-house story of American dining in her latest book, Behind the Kitchen Door. Urging us to look beyond the food on our plates to the hands that serve and prepare it, Saru advocates for the improvement of working conditions in an industry often plagued by exploitation and discrimination, with hope of a dining experience that is positive for everyone.
Hands of Harvest
A philanthropist as well as restaurateur, Matthew Haley helped produce the documentary film Hands of Harvest, which narrates the lives of Mexican migrant women who travel to the shores of Maryland to pick Atlantic blue crabs and illustrates just how much foreign labor keeps a crucial American industry afloat. Matthew also is the executive chef and owner of SoDel concepts, a six-restaurant group in Southern Delaware serving up ocean-to-table cuisine.