Celebrate the Champions of Food Waste
Millions of people around the globe are unable to get access to food, while countless meals are thrown away each day. RLC is celebrating and recognizing those individuals who are amplifying our mission to eliminate food waste in their communities, making food rescue sustainable and universal, and hunger a thing of the past. This year RLC has rescued nearly 1.4 million pounds of waste from reaching the landfills and is serving 1 million clients through their agency partners and supporters.
Join RLC on November 9th, 2017 in conversation with the Champions of Food Waste! Guests will be treated to entertainment, an open bar, food by Dig Inn, and an exciting raffle with amazing prizes. If you are interested in supporting the event with a corporate or in-kind sponsorship, or would like to learn more about joining the Host Committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 9, 2017
150 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038Tickets
Event hosts commit to joining and expanding our community of food rescuers and raising $500 through silent auction items, ticket sales or sponsorships.
Benefits of being an event host include, joining the RLC team, two tickets for the event, opportunity for collateral to be shared in gift bags, host name on event program, and staff dedicated to help hosts share RLC’s mission.
For more information contact Robert Lee at email@example.com or call us at (646) 592.2229
Food Waste Champions
Chef Jehangir Mehta
Owner, Chef, and Restauranteur at Graffiti
Jehangir Mehta was born in Mumbai, India. Jehangir first took interest in the goings-on of the kitchen in his childhood home. His first job at L’Absinthe New York in 1996 was a springboard for his diverse and storied career to date. In 2007 Chef Mehta released a cookbook. “Mantra, The Rules of Indulgence” (Harper Collins), and opened his first restaurant, Graffiti followed by the opening of his Tribeca restaurant Mehtaphor in 2010. Chef Mehta was a participant in Food Network’s Next Iron Chef Redemption 2012, The runner-up at The Next Iron Chef 2009, A participant in The Iron Chef America and a guest on Martha Stewart Living. He is the Chef Ambassador for Beyond Celiac and tours the country to encourage more fine dining restaurants to offer gluten free options to customers. Chef Mehta is extremely passionate about helping children enjoy food and eat healthy. Ten years ago, He was a pioneer in this field, when he started ‘Candy Camp”, a fun filled private class for children. Today he hosts "Gastro Kids After School", and works with kids at PS.33 in Manhattan as part of the "Wellness in Schools" Initiative.
Director of Food Sales and Sustainability at Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.
Thomas McQuillan is a transformational executive with 25+ years of successful business leadership experience. In 2015, Thomas joined Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc. located in the Bronx, New York. Thomas McQuillan is a business analyst for Baldor Specialty Foods, and he has led the company’s efforts to become more sustainable while also cutting costs. McQuillan has introduced several initiatives to utilize the 10,000 pounds of food scraps created by the company every day. Prior to McQuillan joining Baldor, food waste was picked up by its waste hauler, but today, they use these scraps to generate income, unlock valuable nutrients, compost, and feed the hungry.
Supply Chain — Sourcing & Sustainability Manager
Taylor Lanzet is the Supply Chain Manager of Dig Inn, a vegetable-forward, farm-to-counter restaurant group. Dig Inn offers an alternative to the industrial food system by cultivating a network of sustainable farmers and producers to bring tasty, healthful and mindfully sourced food to everyone. Taylor focuses on Dig Inn’s sourcing and sustainability initiatives within the supply chain — working directly with farmers to source underutilized vegetables, repurposing Dig Inn's own food waste, and running an end of day food rescue program.
Prior to Dig Inn, Taylor graduated from Brown University ('15) with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. While at Brown, Taylor managed a food hub, recognized by the USDA and White House, which connects low-income Brown students, staff and faculty with healthy and local produce. Taylor has also worked with the RI Department of Environmental Management to write and revise state agriculture policy for a sustainable farming grants program.
Erica Toth (Moderator)
SHM - Managing Director
Erica Toth is the global Managing Director of SHM, a business services organization that uses insights into people’s motivation to open opportunities and solve complex, human-centered problems. Erica oversees SHM's portfolio of projects and runs the project team. Prior to joining SHM, Erica worked in media and politics. She was a producer for MSNBC News and worked as a legislative assistant to two US congressmen. Erica graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor's degree in History. She then earned a Master's degree in History (Hons) at Oxford University (St. Catherine's College) and a Master's degree in Global Politics (Merit) from the London School of Economics. Erica speaks fluent Hungarian, is conversational in French and is learning Spanish. In her free time, Erica loves reading literature, trying new restaurants and cooking, and is learning to surf. Even though she travels a lot for work, Erica’s enjoyment of discovering new places and getting immersed in different cultures is yet to wear off – and she hopes it never does!
2 tickets for any upcoming Tough Mudder event
1 ticket to the upstate NY winter Sprin in Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Cortland, NY
3 classes at selected Soulcycle Location
10 movie tickers for selected Alamo Drafthouse Cinema New York City location
2 VIP tickets to The Chew
Philadelphia Museum of Art
4 individual tickets to the museum
Merchandise from "Greenville Swamp Rabbits"
Premier Cancun Vacations
Vacation certificate for 5 days and 4 nights of accommodations in Cancun, Mexico at either Laguna Suites Golf or Spa or the Ocean Spa Hotel
Hacienda Cerritos Deluxe Bedroom Suite
Stay 6 nights and 7 days in a Deluxe One Bedroom Suite at Hacienda Cerritos. The win is good for any available time with no black-out dates.
Late Show with Steven Colbert
4 VIP tickers to a show at the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Daily Show with Trevor Noah
4 VIP tickets to the Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Felice Restaurant & Bar
$50 gift certificate to be used at "Felice Restaurant" and Bar available in New York City
The Bronx Brewery
5 cases of No Resolutions Beers
5 cases of wines
2 individual 1 month membership to Gold's Gym
The Flatiron Room
Certificate for two people to attend a whisky class at "The Flatiron Room"
The Wagner Basketball
2 tickets and t-shirs for season's upcoming game
New York Giants
To be announced
NYC Cooking Tour Package One
$25 Gift Certificate for any cooking class at Tastebuds Kitchen in New York and 2 cooking classes at "Home Cooking New York"
NYC Cooking Tour Package Two
The Brooklyn Kitchen (Cooking Class for 2 people at "The Brooklyn Kitchen") and Osakana Brooklyn (Sashmi Cooking Class at "Osakana Brooklyn")
Early Bid Items
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