An extension of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano, the first-ever world's fair that's all about food, the Mentor Minds series is a collection of shorts featuring interviews with some of the leading thinkers in food, art, business, and other industries. Here's an installment starring Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder of the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) and president of the Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, the organization that produced the Pavilion and oversees the project during its six-month run. Watch the video above to hear her thoughts on scaling up a mindful food business, why the public places so much trust in chefs, and more. Watch the complete Mentor Minds series here.
The USA Pavilion, themed "American Food 2.0," and Expo Milano are open through October.
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