2015 Sponsors

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Lead Sponsor:

Change FoodChange Food’s vision is to help shift the U.S. food supply to a regional, sustainable food system where healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all. Change Food’s mission is to help individuals change the way they eat by raising public awareness and educating consumers about problems with the U.S. food system. It highlights what can and is being done to dismantle the ill effects of industrial agriculture as well as promoting sustainable solutions so that all people have access to healthy, nutritious food. Goals of the program are to:

  1. Develop and implement creative projects that raise awareness and educate individuals about various aspects of the sustainable food and farming movement, as well as highlight problems with industrial agriculture and promote possible solutions
  2. Inspire and invigorate the sustainable food movement
  3. Reach beyond the already converted to a broader audience

Premiere Sponsor:

GRACE Communications Foundation The GRACE Communications Foundation (GCF) highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy, educating consumers, advocates and policy makers through web-based initiatives like the Ecocentric blog, Eat Well Guide, The Meatrix, Sustainable Table, the Network for New Energy Choices and H20 Conserve. GCF also partners with the Monday Campaigns (Meatless Monday, Healthy Monday and Kids Cook Monday) which, in association with leading schools of public health, advocate for healthier choices through a weekly prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors, offering individuals and organizations fun and easy ways to participate every Monday.

Producing Sponsors:

driscolls logo wp rgb lgFamily owned and operated for more than 100 years, Driscoll’s is the leading brand for fresh, delicious strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Fresh berries is all we do!

JetBlue_LogoJetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline(TM), and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. Service to Cleveland and Reno-Tahoe, Nev. will launch this spring. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

panera-logo-final-greenAs of July 1, 2014, there are 1,818 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®or Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by chicken raised without antibiotics, whole grain bread, and select organic and all-natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans-fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor and free Internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on our website, http://www.panerabread.com.

 

Microsoft Word - Risk Economics Logo March 2011.docxRisk Economics (RiskEcon®) provides advisory services that apply rigorous analytics to large-scale real world geopolitical and socio-economic issues relating to demographics and macroeconomics. The firm’s expertise includes domains within finance, regulation, political risk, commerce and consumer behavior, labor, housing, immigration, global population, resource allocation environment, health and aging.

Supporting Sponsors:

GoogleThe Google food team is committed to inspiring and enabling the world to make food choices and to use food experiences to develop more sustainable lifestyles and communities. This year, we are thrilled to join forces with TEDxManhattan “Changing The Way We Eat” and Michel Nishan’s “Wholesome Wave” team to raise awareness about co-creating a more responsible future for our global food system.

NEW WINES OF GREECE_BLACK_ENG (1)_use this oneThe cultural roots of Greek wine go beyond any in the world. With our unique indigenous varieties and dramatically diverse landscape, it’s why we can produce so many distinct wines. Our crisp whites and elegant reds have caught the attention of America’s best chefs and sommeliers. Now, it’s time for them to catch yours!

 

Whole foods LogoFounded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods, the first national “Certified Organic” grocer, and uniquely positioned as America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™. In fiscal year 2014, the Company had sales of approximately $14 billion and currently operates more than 400 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market employs approximately 87,000 team members and has been ranked for 17 consecutive years as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNEmagazine. For more information, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/values-matter.

Contributing Sponsors:

Applegate asks, what if you weren’t afraid to read the ingredients on a hot dog package? Or better yet, what if you weren’t afraid to know where the meat in your hot dog came from? These questions were the inspiration behind Applegate.

 

cmg_logo-300x70Chipotle was founded in 1993 based on the idea that food served fast didn’t have to be a typical fast food experience. Our mission is to change the way people think about and eat fast food by skillfully preparing ingredients raised with respect for farmers, animals, and the environment.

cooking lightThe Cooking Light brand is uniquely positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving a vital and growing consumer need. In addition to the magazine, our trusted content is delivered via our web site, across all tablet devices, through the award-winning Cooking Light Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app, portfolio of cookbooks and on social media platforms.  Consumers turn to the Cooking Light brand for inspiration and variety; simplicity and convenience; and easy-to-execute strategies to get it all done. They know if it’s in Cooking Light it will be fast, easy, healthy and most importantly, delicious.

rsz_joyfoodly-logo-full-colorJoyFoodly® makes vegetables and fruits the stars of the family table using proven methods that empower parents to help their children explore new foods. Founder Chef Hollie Greene has taught over 2,000 public school children nationwide through programs such as Wellness in the Schools, The Sylvia Center, and California Healthy Kids. Her online Joyful 12 Kitchen Learning Lab takes parents from purchasing to prepping to cooking, all the while engaging children at any age to eat more vegetables and fruits. Chef Hollie partners with Whole Foods Market and San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to teach families how to love seasonal produce.

PrintMaple Hill Creamery was founded in 2009 and is located in Stuyvesant, Hudson Valley, NY. We make artisan-quality, certified organic, whole-milk creamline yogurt, exclusively using milk from local farms’ 100% grass-fed cows. Learn more about our family, our farms, and our commitment to 100% grass-fed dairy farming at maplehillcreamery.com.

 

OrganicValleyOrganic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents approximately 1,800 farmers in 36 states. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, and produce, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @OrganicValley and Facebook www.facebook.com/OrganicValley.

In-Kind Sponsors:

PrintVitamix is a world leader in high-performance blending equipment known for quality, durability and versatility. Vitamix helps people achieve their culinary aspirations, from the professional chef who wants to create a signature, one-of-a-kind dish, to a home cook who wants an easy, convenient and delicious way to improve the health of their family.

whova-mobile-event-appWhova provides mobile event solutions to assist event attendees navigate through their events with mobile brochures and facilitate networking among all event attendees based on their professional profiles built on top of Whova’s big data analytics and mining technology.