Held in conjunction with the Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO August 2-4 in New Orleans at the Convention Center, the Farm to Table International Symposium (F2T) brings together the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2T explores the cultivation, distribution and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally.
This year’s theme, “The Process,” examines the agricultural-culinary cycle at all levels and will feature its own organic urban farm research project, in partnership with the LSU Ag Center and the SoFAB Institute. Panel sessions include fisheries: Aquaculture and Wild Caught; GMO and Labeling, Home Cooking and Processed Foods, Indigenous Crops, Indigenous Cuisine, Institutional F2T and the Role of Government, Distributing Craft Beverage: the Hard and the Soft, to name just a few.
2014 F2Ti Keynote Speaker
This year’s keynote speaker is Michel Nischan, a restaurateur, award-winning cookbook author, media personality and food policy advocate. Nischan is also the CEO and president of Wholesome Wave, a non-profit foundation dedicated to nourishing neighborhoods by supporting increased and access to healthy, fresh and affordable locally grown food for the well-being of all. A proponent of sustainable farming, local and regional food systems, and heritage recipes, Nischan has long been a leader in the movement to honor local, pure, simple and delicious cooking.
From farming and aquaculture, fisheries, sustainability, social and digital interactive media, food security, safety, food law and policy, the F2T topics are designed to immerse attendees into the heart of all this and best practices, food science and fair trade.
LRA members receive a 20 percent discount off registration fees by using the code: F2TLRA. Visit www.f2t-int.com for more information and to register.