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American Society for Baking “BakingTECH” Conference
Culinary Advancement for Foodservice Educators Leadership Conference
Food Ingredients Europe
FoodNavigator Europe “Climate Smart Food” Summit
FoodValley NL Brewers Spent Grain (BSG) Webinar
International Bread Symposium
International Food Technologists (IFT) FIRST
International Food Technologists (IFT) Food Waste Roundtable
International Foodservice Editorial Council Annual Conference
Natural Products Expo West
SupplySide West 365
Sustainable Foods Summit North America
Food System Transformation
Upcycled Food Industry Insights
Dan is the Founder & CEO of Upcycled Foods Inc., a leading platform for innovative upcycled food. The company utilizes patented technology to create unique ingredients from overlooked supply chains. In collaboration with food makers, they develop new products featuring certified upcycled ingredients. Dan co-founded the Upcycled Food Association and Upcycled Food Foundation, actively championing the movement. A prominent upcycling food advocate, he speaks at conferences and media events. Dan holds a bachelor’s from UCLA and an MBA in sustainable business from Presidio Graduate School.
Dr. Lara Ramdin
Innovation Leadership (including design thinking)
Human Health (including accessible nutrition)
Lara’s distinguished international background spans R&D, product development, and innovation across renowned entities like Unilever, Estee Lauder, and Molson Coors Beverages Company. An avid innovator and design thinking instructor, she’s devoted to advocating for young women in STEM and spearheading the “zero food waste” initiative. As a member of the Upcycled Food Foundation board, she collaborates with fellow pioneers to revolutionize food system design holistically. On a personal mission, Lara aims to elevate science communication, empowering consumers to make informed, health-conscious dietary decisions for enhanced longevity.
Foodservice Industry Insights
Antoinette, Chief Commercial Officer at Upcycled Foods, Inc, is dedicated to reducing food waste and advancing sustainability in the industry. With a background at StarChefs advocating eco-friendly practices, Antoinette believes in aligning food choices with environmental health. She manages partnerships, growth, and commercial strategies, drawing from her extensive career collaborating with food media, suppliers, and businesses. Her journey began at The Body Shop, emphasizing business-driven change. Antoinette, a graduate of the London School of Economics and Harvard University, is enthusiastic about fostering a sustainable food sector from her base in Brooklyn, NY.