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 presenters confirmed thus far for the 2018 conference. More are joining the program every week, so stay tuned!

Shannon Allen
Founder and CEO of Grown (Miami, FL)

Peter Angelis
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Housing and Hospitality Services, UCLA (Westwood, CA)

Selassie Atadika
Chef at Midunu (Accra, Ghana)

Allison Aubrey
Food and Health Reporter, NPR (Washington, DC)

Michiel Bakker
Director, Global Food Services, Google, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)

Shelley Balanko, PhD
Senior Vice President of Business Development, The Hartman Group (Bellevue, WA)

Randall Boyd
CEO/COO, Guckenheimer (Dallas, TX)

Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RDN
Vice President of Nutrition and Wellness for Compass Group, North America (Rye Brook, NY)

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

Kathy Cacciola
Senior Director for Environmental Sustainability at Aramark (Philadelphia, PA)

Chandon Clenard
Culinary Director for Guckenheimer at Google (Scottsdale, AZ)

Stacia Clinton, RD
National Program Director for U.S. and Canada--Healthy Food in Health Care Program at Health Care Without Harm (Portsmouth, NH)

John Coker
Chief Creative Officer, AVI Foodsystems (Youngstown, OH)

Fabrice DeClerck
Science Director, EAT Foundation (Montpellier, France)

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

Sophie Egan, MPH
Director of Health and Sustainability Leadership & Editorial Director for Strategic Initiatives at The Culinary Institute of America (San Francisco, CA)

Mark Erickson '77, CMC
Provost of The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)

Einav Gefen
Executive Corporate Chef, Unilever Food Solutions (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)

Danielle Gould
Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect (New York, NY)

Amy Greenberg ’80
Senior Vice President of Executive Services, Citigroup (New York, NY)

Jean-Xavier Guinard, PhD
Professor of Sensory Science at UC Davis (Davis, CA)

Heidi Hogan
Vice President of Product Development and Executive Leadership and Transition Coach, Aramark (Philadelphia, PA)

Frank Hu, MD, PhD
Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Co-Director of the Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

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

Anupama Joshi
Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network (Raleigh-Durham, NC)

Ian Keith '97
Chef Manager at Rutgers Dining Services (New Brunswick, NJ)

Jack Li
Builder at Datassential (Chicago, IL)

Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN
Director of the Burke County, GA School Nutrition Program & President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Augusta, GA)

Jehangir Mehta '95
Restaurateur (New York, NY)

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

Bart Minor
President and CEO of the Mushroom Council (San Jose, CA)

Marie Molde, MBA, RD
Account Executive for Client Solutions at Datassential (Chicago, IL)

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

Eric Montell '89
Executive Director of Residential and Dining Enterprises, Stanford Dining (Palo Alto, CA)

Rick Moonen '78
Chef/Owner of Rick Moonen's RM Seafood (Las Vegas, NV)

Anahad O’Connor
Author and Staff Reporter for The New York Times (San Francisco, CA)

Jessie Price
Editor-in-Chief of EatingWell (Charlotte, VT)

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

Maureen Timmons '92
Director of Dining Services, Northeastern University (Boston, MA)

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

Bertrand Weber
Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services for Minneapolis County Public Schools (Minneapolis, MN)

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

Rosie Willis
Director of Food Development and Quality Assurance at Pret a Manger (New York, NY)