Leading the Lunchroom Forward: A FoodCorps Convening


Tuesday, February 26
Palo Alto, CA

Join us for a day of learning and connection with FoodCorps’ partners to discover how we are revolutionizing school meals through leadership and vision.

Special Guests

Alice Waters, chef, author + founder, The Edible Schoolyard Project
Alexa Delwiche, Co-founder + Executive Director, Center for Good Food Purchasing
Mara Fleishman, CEO, Chef Ann Foundation
Curt Ellis, FoodCorps Co-founder + CEO
Cecily Upton, FoodCorps Co-founder, SVP + Chief Strategist

RVSP by February 15


Schedule

Tuesday, February 26

Location: Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

8:30-9:30am

Before the Bell: Networking Breakfast

9:30-9:45am

Homeroom: Setting the Table

Featuring

  • Curt Ellis

9:45-11:00am

Period 1: Reimagining School Cafeterias through Vision, Design, and Big Ideas

Featuring

  • Lucy Flores, FoodCorps Director of Program Innovation
  • Tom De Blasis, (tbd) collective

11:00-11:30am

Hall Pass: Stories from the Field
Featuring: Cassie Spindler, FoodCorps California Program Coordinator

 

11:30am-12:45pm

Period 2: Nourishing the School Food Leaders of Tomorrow

Featuring

  • Cecily Upton, FoodCorps Co-founder, SVP + Chief Strategist
  • Alexa Delwiche, Co-founder + Executive Director, Center for Good Food Purchasing
  • Mara Fleishman, CEO, Chef Ann Foundation
  • Leslie Fowler, Chief Growth Officer, FarmLogix
  • Morgan McGhee, Farifax County Food Services Operations Specialist

12:45-1:45pm

 

Lunch: Keynote Conversation

Featuring

  • Alice Waters, chef, author + founder, The Edible Schoolyard Project
  • Curt Ellis

1:45-2:00pm

Dismissal: Leading the Cafeteria Forward

Featuring

  • Curt Ellis
  • John Gomperts, CEO, America’s Promise Alliance

Venue + Transportation

The Convening will be held in the Palo Alto Room at the Mitchell Park Community Center, located at 3700 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. There is free parking available in the on-site lot. MPCC is located 4 miles (12-minute drive) from the Palo Alto Transit Center, which is served by Caltrain, Santa Clara VTA, SamTrans, and Dumbarton Express regional transportation services.

Accommodations

To make your visit to Palo Alto as easy and enjoyable as possible, we’ve put a hold on a block of rooms at the Creekside Inn, 1.9 miles from the Mitchell Park Community Center. The room rate is $285 per night plus 14% tax; guests are responsible for all charges. Quantities are limited and rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book, please contact the hotel directly at 650-493-2411 or use this link, and reference the “FoodCorps group block.”

Questions? Contact Kate Davis, FoodCorps Director of Philanthropic Engagement, at kate.davis@foodcorps.org or 646-893-2661.

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