Politics of Food

NEW YORKCity & State and the Daily News are kicking off The Politics of Food Conference and Taste of Lower Manhattan events on November 16 in New York City. The morning policy conference followed by the evening tasting festival will leave attendees full of ideas on the future of food policy in New York then stuffed from the countless delicious bites from Manhattan’s Financial District.   

Politics of Food Conference

Thursday, November 16 at 8:00am – 12:30pm

NYIT: 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

The Politics of Food Conference will explore an array of important food policy issues facing consumers and the food industry. We will bring together top chefs, policy makers, innovators and leaders from diverse fields to uncover and assess the most important issues and trends affecting the nourishment of New York. Topics covered include future of food programs for NYC’s vulnerable communities; legislating nutrition and food dialogue with farmers and consumers. Keynote remarks to be delivered by Richard Ball, Commissioner of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and Julia Turshen, Author of Feed the Resistance and Small Victories. Featured speakers are Barbara Turk, Director of Food Policy, Office of the Mayor; Donna M. Corrado, Commissioner, NYC Department of Aging; Margarette Purvis, President & CEO Food Bank for NYC and Elizabeth Balkan, Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the NYC Department of Sanitation.

Cost: $45 per person. 

Purchase tickets here.

Taste of Lower Manhattan Food Festival

Thursday, November 16 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Museum of American Finance: 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

Hosted by: Chef Wylie Dufresne, Owner & Founder of Du’s Donuts; Author of WD-50: The Cookbook

Celebrate the best of downtown Manhattan with an incredible lineup of downtown Manhattan restaurants and chefs preparing their most fabulous dishes for guests to enjoy as they listen to live music and mingle with fellow foodies and special guests. As part of the event we are honoring downtown game changers who impact and support downtown Manhattan. This year’s honorees include Peter Poulakakos, Owner/Partner of HPH Hospitality, Saul Scherl, Executive Vice President of the Howard Hughes Corporation and Jessica Lappin, President of the Alliance for Downtown New York.

Cost: $95 per person

An exciting prelude to an incredible evening, the VIP reception is an opportunity to meet-and-greet celebrity chefs, our special guests and restaurateurs for an entire hour before general admission.

Cost: $150 per person.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Amada
  • Benares
  • Black Tail
  • Blue Ribbon Federal Grill
  • Brushstroke
  • The Dead Rabbit
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
  • Harry and Ida's Luncheonette
  • Harry's Cafe and Steak
  • James Kent
  • Jing Fong
  • L'Appart
  • Latin Social
  • Mail Room
  • Pier A
  • Shake Shack
  • The Tuck Room
  • Westville

Tickets to these exciting events are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit politicsoffood.nyc

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