A Food Chain for all: values, from grassroots to future trends
Tim West is a Slow Food chef turned Social Entrepreneur and Food Futurist. Through True West Ventures, his consulting and educational events company, he has designed learning journeys, spoken on panels, advised startups, placed executives and worked with clients including Facebook, Yahoo, Tesla, AirBNB, Singularity University, The Institute for the Future, The Culinary Institute of America, Quaker, Nestle and Mars.
Mark Brand is one of North America’s foremost social entrepreneurs. With 11 businesses under his belt, he is an example of a new kind of leadership that focuses on incorporate good into every step. His work aims at bringing new life to struggling and disjointed communities through his work in social impact business. Mark continuously spreads a message on the importance of sustainable business models that make a difference, while also creating successful bottom lines.
Michael Wolf is the CEO and founder of the Smart Kitchen Summit, an event bringing the people from the worlds of food, appliances, retail, and tech together to have a conversation about the future. The Smart Kitchen Summit has become a leading food-tech summit in North America. He is also the publisher of the Spoon, which has become the industry’s go-to resource for comprehensive daily analysis and news about the future of food, cooking and the kitchen.
Kevin Morse, CEO and Co-Founder. As CEO and co-founder of Cairnspring Mills, Kevin taps into his deep experience as a farmer, economic development leader, conservationist and community builder and applies his can-do spirit to build the mill from the ground up. Kevin recognized that building a new regional grain milling business would bring value back to the community and farmers and was a critical part of revitalizing the local food system. An incorrigible optimist deeply rooted in the beautiful Skagit Valley, Kevin is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman and an Italian who loves to cook and bake.