6th Annual Babson Food Day

Because food is everybody’s business

October 25–26, 2016
Babson College

In 2016, Babson Food Day showcased the methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as both a tool and a mindset to positively influence how eaters think about, select, and consume food, and how entrepreneurs learn, connect dots and build on their visions. Co-hosted by our extraordinary Entrepreneur in Residence Gail Simmons, it fueled the energy, creativity, and generosity of both eaters and entrepreneurs working together for a brighter food future.

All sessions were hosted by Food Sol and Gail Simmons

Babson Food Day was free to attend (save $10 cash for lunch for non-Babson guests), no registration required, open to all, come-when-you-can, leave-when-you-need-to.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

5–7 p.m. – Olin Auditorium

Tastemakers on Food Culture

Jody Adams, Saloniki, Porto
Skip Bennett, Island Creek Oysters
Nancy & Tim Cushman, o ya, Hojoko
Mary Dumont, Cultivar
Matthew Gaudet, SuperFine
Matt Jennings, Townsman
Tony Maws, Craigie on Main, Kirkland Tap & Trotter
Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

8–10 a.m. – Glavin Chapel

Positive Disruption in Food

Bill Bolling, Food Well Alliance
Scott Norton, Sir Kensington's
Adam Rein, ReFED
Dave Stangis, Campbell Soup Company

10 a.m.–Noon – Glavin Chapel

Higher Education in Food

Kris Bronner, a student's perspective
Rachel Greenberger, Food Sol (Babson M'11)
Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic
Greg Shewmaker, Food + Future coLab

Noon–2 p.m. – PepsiCo Pavilion (Webster Center)

Edible Ideas Fair + Lunch

Babson and Boston based ventures showcased their innovations.
Babson Dining created a local/seasonal lunch ($10 cash for non-Babson attendees)...

Exhibitors attending:

88 acres (Babson M'14)
Babson Executive Education Dining
Community Unity Educators (Babson '17)
Drink Maple
Farmers To You
Food For Free
Hampton Creek
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Mi Nina Tortilla
Oceans 97
Ogusky Ceramics
Organic Living Superfoods
Raised Right (Babson MS'16)
Rio Brands (Babson M'17)
Sir Kensington's
Spoiler Alert
Tangkor Yak Dairy Cooperative (Babson M'17)
The Oat Shop
To Market
Wolf Meadow Farm

2–4 p.m. – Glavin Chapel

Quick Service Incubator


Jack & Max Barber (Babson '16 & '17)
Andreina Morales (WIN Lab Miami)
Katie O'Sullivan (Babson M'17)
Natalia Souza (Babson M'17)
Rigdzin Tarshin (Babson M'17)

Guest experts...

Bob Burke, Natural Products Consulting (Babson M'87)
Nancy Cushman, o ya, Hojoko, Covina, o ya nyc
Ed Doyle, Real Food Consulting
Patricia Duffy, Foodmaker Media
Adam Melonas, Chew
Gail Simmons, Top Chef, Food & Wine Magazine


Babson Food Day
Food Day Market 2012
Taza Chocolate
Tasting plate

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