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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - Hospitality & Event Day - "The Circularity of Event Food Waste - A Full Menu of Perspectives!"

"Minimizing Event Food Waste:  Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance"


  Moderator: Marianne Schmidhofer, CMM, Sustainability Managing Director, Whats Your Purpose Meetings & Events

  Panelists:  Joanna Berens - Joanna Berens Hospitality & SENFC Zero Food Waste Chair & President

       Brittany Price - Director of Sustainable Operations, MGM Resorts International

       Brittany McPeak - Sustainability Project Coordinator, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando

"The Circularity of Event Food Scraps:  Cooking & Composting - A Virtual Demo"


  Presenters: Chef John Noble Masi - PhD Candidate 2025, Faculty of Culinary/Industry Consulting, Chaplin School

   of Hospitality & Tourism Management, FIU

   Dr. John Buschman - Lecturer, Post-Doctoral Associate, Co-Director, Global Sustainable Tourism Program,   

   Director, Hospitality at Sea Program, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, FIU

"Composting & Compostable Single Use Serviceware:  Dispelling the Myths"


  Moderator: Sue Flak, Recycling Coordinator & Marketing Director, Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District

  Panelists:    Xavier DeRoos, Environmental Entrepreneur and independent owner, Renuable

                   Anastasia Mikhalochkina, Founder & CEO, Lean Orb Co

Live Virtual Networking - "SENFC Sips n Tips: Share Your Favorite F&B Tip to Reduce Waste"


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