June 13, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
1216 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Keep It Real
Join us for an invite-only evening of food, drink and lively roundtable discussions as we explore the industry implications of the sustainability trend on consumer palates, wallets and behavior.
We will seek to answer such questions as: How do you satisfy shifting consumer appetites? How do you gain market and wallet share in response to this trend? And how do legacy brands adapt?
Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., author and professor at the Center for Food and Hospitality Management and Department of Nutrition Sciences will open the evening with a special keynote sharing his expansive insights and experience at the forefront of this trend.
Past attendees have included executives from Insomnia Cookies, Philly Pretzel Factory, Bimbo Bakeries, La Colombe, Aramark, Saladworks, Campbell’s, and others.
Your RSVP includes complimentary food and beverages and participation in our roundtable discussions.
Please RSVP in advance.
Seating is limited!
Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Food and Hospitality Management and Department of Nutrition Sciences
Jonathan is a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management and Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University. He was the James Beard Foundation Impact Fellow, leading a national curriculum effort on food waste reduction for chefs and culinary educators and was named a Food Waste Warrior by Foodtank. Before moving to Drexel, Deutsch built the culinary arts program at Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York (CUNY) and the Ph.D. concentration in food studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and School of Public Health. He is the author or editor of eight books and numerous articles in journals of food studies, public health and hospitality education.
Director, Consumer Test Kitchen
Jane Freiman leads the Consumer Test Kitchen, which provides Campbell’s businesses day to day support that grounds the teams in the Consumer Kitchen’s realities when it comes to food preparation in home. Jane joined Campbell Soup Company as a Senior Product Specialist in the Test Kitchen, and over the years, has worked on every brand. She has developed a keen understanding of consumers’ cooking needs and behaviors. Jane has consulted with our global teams sharing best practices for recipe development. For the last eight years, Jane has led the Consumer Test Kitchen, with a mission to bring it to life.
Vice President of
Marketing & Retail Solutions
At AgroFresh, a global leader in food waste reduction solutions, Bill is the Vice President of Marketing & Retail Solutions where he has responsibility for how the company presents itself internally and externally, as well as P&L responsibility for AgroFresh’s offering to national retailers. Prior to AgroFresh, Bill was with Newell Brands, managing a variety of businesses, such as the Oster & Sunbeam kitchen appliance and Paper Mate pens & pencil portfolios. Previously, Bill was with Lexmark printers and Kraft Foods where he had roles of increasing responsibility in Marketing and Product Development.
Senior Brand Manager
Passionate brand marketer with 10 years of experience including P&L, strategy, innovation, brand building, creative development, media planning, strategic partnerships, and people leadership. Experience on iconic global brands such as M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, MALTESERS®, and TWIX®, leading cross-functional and agency teams to tackle challenges with an entrepreneurial and innovative approach through growth, turnaround, and new brand development.
Alissa Purcell Davis
Vice President, Marketing
J&J Snack Foods
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Registration & Refreshments
6:30 - 6:45 PM
6:45 - 7:30 PM
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Networking