THE FOOD BUSINESS SCHOOL(FBS) the newly established division of executive and graduate education at The Culinary Institute of America—is partnering with food + tech entrepreneur Tim West to present The Food Hackathon + Forum; a series of three-day events that bring together leading food innovators, entrepreneurs, and scholars with top tech talent and emerging food leaders, to collaborate on innovative solutions to grand challenges in society and our food system.
THE FOOD HACKATHON + FORUM Event Partners and Challenge Sponsors will identify core industry challenges central to and event theme. Working in interdisciplinary teams, the hackers will spend two days developing solutions to these challenges with the support of experienced food and tech mentors. Winning hacks will be selected by a panel of expert judges at a final presentation on Sunday.
The first event—a collaboration with The Institute for the Future and Challenge Sponsors, Quaker Oats and UC Davis / Mars Innovation Institute for Food and Health—begins Friday evening, February 27th, with an educational forum on the weekend’s topic, “Nutrition for All.”
How It Works
Event partners from FBS, Quaker Oats and UC Davis / Mars Innovation Institute will identify core industry
challenges central to the event theme, “Nutrition for All.” Working in interdisciplinary teams, the hackers will
spend two days developing solutions to these challenges with the support of experienced food and tech
mentors. Winning hacks will be selected by a panel of expert judges at a final presentation on Sunday.
Speakers + Mentors
Food System Hacker at Food Hackathon
Food Business School, Communications
Rebecca Jean Alonzi
Chef/Owner at Rebecca Jean Catering and Events
Food Access and Community Development
Contact Us if you would like to be a mentor or speaker!
Event Details & Schedule
Friday, February 27th Forum Schedule
- 5PM - 8PM Welcome Address & Forum: Nutrition for All
- 8PM - 10PM The Food Business School Inaugural Reception
Saturday, February 28th Hackathon Schedule
- ALL DAY Food Hackathon
Sunday, March 1st Hackathon Schedule
- Food Hackathon
- 5PM - 8PM Hackathon Competition Final Presentations
- 8PM - 10PM Rooftop After Party
GRAND PRIZE: ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO WORLD EXPO
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Food Hackathon Location
543 Howard Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105