Community & Culture

Breaking Bread together Enhances Community and Belonging

Food and beverage are essential to unite cultures and communities. They are used to welcome others, preserve and create history, demonstrate culture, express religious values, celebrate heritage, unify differences and honor and nourish community. Use your dining experiences to showcase the destination, the history and the people.

Learn from bartenders, farmers, chefs, museum owners, authors and more on how community and culture impact and influences what we eat and drink, safety and inclusion.

Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant supports local purveyors, fishermen, and farmers and is committed to giving back to his community.

Liz Williams, founder of the The Southern Food and Beverage Museum chats about the intersection between culture and food could be studied.

What are the Food & Beverage Trends for 2021? A food marketing expert and an international venue expert dish about what's being served.

Jim's company, Meeting U., has provided practical technology training for over 20 years. He spends his "free" time volunteering for organizations that help fight hunger as well as helping people understand the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

Chef Kristina Stanley, a member of the Red Cliff Lake Superior Chippewa, honors her indigenous heritage by creating, selling and promoting the use of food that features indigenous ingredients and tribally-sourced products to produce healthy meals.

In this episode of Eating at a Meeting for Women’s History Month, Tanya Gurrieri, founder of Salthouse Catering in Charleston, SC talks with Tracy about how there is no compromising when it comes to food safety or quality no matter where we are executing an event or for whom.

Keitra Bates is on a mission to preserve and promote culinary culture and empower economic inclusion, business development and growth opportunities through Marddy's, the food incubator that provides local food entrepreneurs who are people of color, women and other marginalized populations a licensed facility for cooks to prepare and distribute…

After 20 years owning and running her own farm-to-table restaurants in Sonoma County, Duskie Estes is now running Farm to Pantry, taking her dedication to sourcing food ethically and advocating for small farmers to fighting food insecurity by distributing nutrient-rich foods to those in need.

Mona Esposito, aka "The Grain Lady," is an activist and advocate of restoring heritage grains to Colorado. She is a resource for all things grain, in the field and in the kitchen through the Noble Grain Alliance she co-founded in 2016 and The Colorado Grain Chain.

Tiffanie Barriere, aka "The Drinking Coach" is a bartender who is making HERstory by providing history lessons with every cocktail she serves. Her main goal is education, service, and fun with every pour.