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Bizarre Food’s Andrew Zimmern & Top Chef’s Gail Simmons Lead Babson College Food Day Celebration Oct. 23-24

Joining him is a star-studded lineup of food innovators, pioneers and entrepreneurs including Top Chef’s Gail Simmons, Jamie Bissonnette, the award-winning chef/owner of Boston’s Toro and Coppa restaurants, and Catherine D’Amato, The Greater Boston Food Bank.

The two-day festival will include panel discussions on the chewy issues impacting global food systems, nicely balanced with an array of fun food events like “The Marketplace of Great Food and Great Ideas”, an outdoor food mall that serves only healthy, sustainable foods.

The Babson Food Days will culminate with an entrepreneurial action incubator that allows wannabe entrepreneurs to pitch and receive feedback on their food-related ventures from industry experts and teams of Babson students.

Babson Food Days Schedule

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2:00 – 4:00 PM Food is Everybody’s Business

Local leaders and pioneers share their food journeys and desires for change in our food system.

5:30 – 7:00 PM Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the World of Food

Andrew Zimmern and some of New England’s top chefs and restaurateurs chat about the world of food.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

12:00 – 2:00 PM The Marketplace of Great Food and Great Ideas

A dynamic fair of locally-sourced food, fresh ideas, and food entrepreneurs right here at Babson!

  • Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods, AZ Canteen, Go Fork Yourself)
  • DUNK THE JUNK led by pediatrician turned food education innovator Dr. Kevin Strong
  • Babson food entrepreneurs and leaders of all kinds

2:00 – 4:00 PM Quick-Service Incubator

Quintessential Babson, this rapid-fire action tank features an expert panel and teams of Babson students at the ready to support selected entrepreneurs on challenges they are facing today.

Babson Food Day Web Page With Full Schedule of Activities and Events

Twitter: @FoodDay2012 #BabsonFood

Questions? Contact Tara O’Connor