The James Beard Foundation continues to be a wealth of information and inspiration. They have new webinars scheduled for next week (and an impressive archive of past webinars archived here).
Tuesday, July 7: COVID-19 and Supply Chains
2:00 P.M. ET
Featuring: Andrew Greene, Compass Group; Chef Adrian Lipscombe, Uptown Cafe and the 40 Acres and a Mule Project, La Crosse, WI; A-dae Romero-Briones, Director of Programs, Native Agriculture and Food Systems, Longmont, CO; and moderated by VP of Community Colleen Vincent, James Beard Foundation
Understanding food supply chains can be daunting even in the best of times, and even more so during a pandemic. For this webinar, Andrew Greene, chef Adrian Lipscombe, and A-dae Romero-Briones will use their experience in support services and work with farmers and chefs to shed some light on how COVID-19 has impacted how our food gets from the field to the kitchen.
Thursday, July 9: The PRIME Act: Regulations, Ranchers, and Restaurants
2:00 P.M. ET
Featuring: Rhiannon Hampson, Office of Representative Chellie Pingree, Washington, D.C.; Duskie Estes, ZAZU Catering + Farm, Sebastopol, CA; and moderated by Impact Manager Ashley Kosiak, James Beard Foundation
Farmers, ranchers, and restaurants have all been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption Act (or PRIME Act—H.R.2657) is a key piece of pending legislation that helps both ranchers and chefs. Learn more about current USDA and state regulations, and how PRIME could provide better access to local, more affordable animal proteins—strengthening local economies and supporting smaller-scale production nationwide.
Monday, July 13, 2020: Gatekeeping in the Hospitality Industry
6:30 P.M. ET
Featuring: James Beard Award Winner JJ Johnson, Field Trip Harlem, NYC and Just Eats with Chef JJ; and James Beard Award Winner Will Guidara, Make It Nice, NYC
Gatekeeping is part of the American story: Black chefs and restaurant owners haven’t had access to the same opportunities available to many of their white peers. Join us as James Beard Award winners JJ Johnson and Will Guidara and a team of panelists share their stories and experiences of gatekeeping.
For more information on their industry support series and recordings of past webinars, please click here. We'll see you on the webinars!