Future of Food | NY
Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018

The state of industrial agriculture is evolving at a rapid rate. At our weekly family dinner, we will gather to explore the long-term challenges with current farming and food supply chain practices. Our discussion will focus on Regenerative-Organic Agriculture, providing insight into the pioneering work of our speakers and industry experts, sharing the inspiring stories behind the brands revolutionizing our food system.

Chef Jared will prepare a special feast using ethically grown, sourced and sustainable products from our local participating farmers.


Jeff Tkach

Jeff Tkach serves as the Chief Growth Officer for the Rodale Institute. Jeff is responsible for expanding Rodale Institute’s global influence in healing people and the planet by unlocking the full, transformational power of regenerative organic agriculture.

The Rodale Institute was founded in 1947 with the conviction that healthy people need healthy food, and healthy food grows in healthy soil. J.I. Rodale’s pioneering research developed practical, scalable solutions that allowed farmers to eliminate harmful contaminants and produce food that is healthier for people and the planet. The Rodale Institute’s world-leading research defined the standards for organic agriculture, and our innovative research, education, and outreach continues to reveal its full promise.

Erick Oberholtzer

Erik Oberholtzer is co-founder of Tender Greens, the California-centric fast casual restaurant chain that started in 2006 with the goal of serving fresh, high-end food at affordable prices. With more than 29 locations in the US, Erik is focused on sustainability and diversity in food systems.

Tender Greens is a chef-led kitchen serving seasonal and responsibly-sourced food to improve the way people eat every day

Matt Sherman

Matt Sherman is the Chief Marketing Officer at Handsome Brook Farm, the leading brand of Organic Pasture Raised eggs in the U.S. He is committed to working to improve our food system one egg at a time. Previously, Matt has held senior marketing roles at Chobani, Coca-Cola and L'Oreal as well as a variety of clients on a consulting basis. 

Handsome Brook Farm has become the market leader in Organic Pasture Raised Eggs by building a logistically efficient and resilient network of small family farms that support local economies, promote humane & sustainable farming practices, and mitigate risks attendant to legacy large egg farming operations.

Time: 7pm-9pm Location: 240 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001