The FBS FOODBIZ+ Series: Food Media with Sam Kass
Monthly Online Conversation Hosted by FBS Dean Will
Napa, CA – The Food Business School (FBS), the center for executive education
of The Culinary Institute of
America (CIA), invites entrepreneurs, industry insiders, and graduate
students in food studies to join FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig for a free online
conversation on Thursday, October 13, from 5–6 p.m. PST.
Kass is a senior food analyst at NBC News, the chief consumer experience
officer at Innit, a food entrepreneur, and the former
White House chef. In this interactive event, Kass will share his insights on how entrepreneurs,
innovators, and stakeholders create transformative and meaningful changes and
solutions throughout the food industry and among policymakers—and develop “food
systems intelligence” to address the role of food and its impact on climate,
health, sustainability, and profitability.
Sign up for this free event and receive a link to join the
conversation at FOODBIZ+ Action.
The FOODBIZ+ series is a monthly program of
online talks with food industry experts that explore the latest opportunities
and challenges in the food business. Upcoming events and in-person and online
courses are listed on The Food
Business School’s events page.
Food entrepreneur Sam Kass joined the White House
kitchen staff in 2009 as assistant chef. He quickly rose up to become food
initiative coordinator and took on several additional roles, including
executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and
senior policy advisor for nutrition. He is the first person in the history of
the White House to have a position in the Executive Office of the President and
the residence. Kass is an MIT Media Lab fellow, entrepreneur, and advisor.
Moderator and series host Will Rosenzweig has spent his career as an
educator, serial entrepreneur, and venture investor. He was founding CEO of The
Republic of Tea and co-founder of Physic Ventures. He also helped grow Odwalla, Leapfrog, Revolution Foods, Yummly,
and many other businesses. Rosenzweig is a longtime faculty member at the Haas
School of Business at UC Berkeley. In 2010, he was honored with the Oslo
Business for Peace Award for his accomplishments in the area of ethical
Last month’s guest on the FOODBIZ+ series
was Dr. Jaspal Sandhu, founding partner at the Gobee Group and a
lecturer at UC Berkeley, where he created and teaches the course
Eat.Think.Design. This popular course has been adapted online and is
being led by Dr. Sandhu at FBS. To watch a recording of the event, go
to FOODBIZ+ Eat.Think.Design.
Check out all of the archived FOODBIZ+ sessions (under
Archives), as well as online courses.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
Sam Kass, senior food analyst at NBC News, chief consumer
experience officer at Innit, and former White House
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About The Food Business School
FBS is the new center for executive
education of the CIA. FBS broadens the CIA’s commitment to the future of food
education and leadership by providing cutting-edge, practice-based business
education to corporate professionals, recent graduates, and mid-career
explorers. The mission of FBS is to enable and empower entrepreneurial leaders
to design, deliver, and lead transformative innovations that address the
world’s most pressing food challenges—and its greatest business opportunities.
FBS is located at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, CA. For more information on FBS, follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About The Culinary Institute of America
Founded in 1946, The Culinary
Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to
developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent,
not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary
science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and
baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business
School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for
professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have
made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of
49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA
has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.
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