Menus of Change Presenters

Many of the nation’s top chefs and restaurant operators, nutrition researchers, sustainable business entrepreneurs, policy makers, and environmental experts have presented at Menus of Change since the first conference in 2013.

Please see below for the list of confirmed presenters for the fifth annual conference. We will update this page as more are confirmed.

Sara Burnett
Director of Wellness and Food Policy, Panera Bread (St. Louis, MO)

Christy Consler
Founder and CEO of Sustainable Leadership Advisors (San Francisco, CA)

Jonathan Davis
Senior Vice President, Culinary Research at La Brea Breads (Los Angeles, CA)

Greg Drescher
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Industry Leadership at The Culinary Institute of America (St. Helena, CA)

Sophie Egan
Director of Programs and Culinary Nutrition, The Culinary Institute of America (St. Helena, CA)

Victor E. Friedberg
Co-Founder and Managing Director, S2G Ventures (Chicago, IL)

Daniel Giusti '04
Chef/Owner of Brigaid (Washington, DC)

Nicolas Jammet
Co-founder and co-CEO, Sweetgreen (Washington, DC)

Julia Jordan
Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Compass Group (Austin, TX)

Jehangir Mehta '95
Restaurateur (New York, NY)

Elizabeth Meltz
Director of Environmental Health at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group (New York, NY)

Ted Monk
Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Sodexo (San Francisco, CA)

Steven Petusevsky '77
Founder and Principal, Steven M. Petusevsky Enterprises (Plantation, FL)

Diana Simmons
Director of New Product Commercialization for Clif Bar & Company (San Francisco, CA)

Jen Stack '03, RDN, CDE
Associate Professor of Culinary Science at The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)

Rafi Taherian '95, CEC
Executive Director of Yale Dining (New Haven, CT)

Arlin Wasserman
Chair of the Menus of Change Sustainable Business Leadership Council, Principal and Founder of Changing Tastes (Lenox, MA)

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH
Chair of Menus of Change Scientific and Technical Advisory Council, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)

Joe Yonan
Food and Travel Editor, Washington Post (Washington, DC)