Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Mike Lee is the founder of The Future Market, a futurist food lab that explores what our food system could look like in the next 5-25 years, through experiences and concept products. Mike is also co-founder of Alpha Food Labs, a food innovation company that helps companies create strategies and products that are better for people, planet, and profit. Mike’s experience in food design and innovation has covered a wide range over the past 13 years, including leading product development initiatives on the Innovation & New Ventures team at Chobani. Mike focused on building out their savory platform and drove food design from consumer insights, to ideation, to food and brand development, to business planning and production. Mike also founded the Studiofeast supperclub, a collective that uses food to design experiences that range from the artful, to the educational, to the hedonistic. Mike is a frequent speaker on food innovation and has been featured in many conferences and publications such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Natural Products Expo, The Fancy Food Show, The Culinary Institute of America, The National Restaurant Association, PSFK, and more. He also serves on the board of advisors for the Partnership for a Healthier America. Mike is the grandson and son of Chinese restaurant owners in Detroit and was raised in those kitchens. He was trained in business at the University of Michigan, and in design from the Parsons School of Design. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. (Brooklyn, NY) @thefuturemkt