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Friday, September 9, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Open to All Attendees!

Driven by Curiosity: Chef Spike Journeys Into Plant-Based

Spike Mendelsohn
Chef, Restauranteur, Television Personality, PLNT Burger
Chef Spike Mendelsohn had always felt called to be a force for positive change through his culinary work, but when he tasted his first Beyond Burger 6+ years ago, his purpose became activated on a whole new level. Quickly realizing that plant-based cooking both ignited his creative spirit while offering a concrete opportunity to have a lasting impact on the planet and human culture, he took on the mission and dove in from multiple angles. Chef Spike launched PLNT Burger, his restaurant chain that strives to capture All-American flavor with an all-plants approach, and Eat the Change, his retail CPG company that encourages experimentation in the kitchen with lower-footprint crops and ingredients. In this keynote presentation, Chef Spike will share his story of re-invigorating his career, offer solutions to the challenges he faces in both the foodservice and retail worlds and sit down for a Q+A session to dialogue with attendees on the future of our shifting food system.