Upcoming Events at the Cook’s Nook

Saturday, March 12 1-5pm, SXSW Center, 14th/Lavaca, Austin Texas

Join SXSW, Huston-Tillotson University, Food Tank, The James Beard Foundation, Little Herds, The Cook’s Nook and more for an unforgettable series of activations, discussion, art, memorable tastings, and interactive experiences all curated around building more sustainable food systems.

Day 1, on Saturday, March 12, of The Future of Food Festival at SXSW concludes with the Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity (CFRAE), from 1:00PM-5:00PM.

Panels Include:

Culinary Restoration: Decolonizing the Food Business
Speakers: Adrian Lipscombe, Tonya and David Thomas, Eddie Hill and Joi Chevalier

Coming to A Neighborhood Near You: Changing Food Access through Mobility
Speakers: Ashton Cumberbatch, Lisa Barden and Kacey Hanson

Sustaining A Community: Direct Stories on Creating Equitable Food Access Every Day
Speakers: Phyllis Everette, Dr. Rosamaria Murillo, Kate Taylor and Dr. Karen Magid

Everything Old Is (Not) New Again: Black Farm Legacies
Speakers: Karen Washington, Jane Taylor and Adrian Lipscombe

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Joi on the Go! Look for Joi around town and on the web discussing:

  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Growth
  • Food Ecosystems and Policy

Previous Events at the Cook’s Nook

Dec 9th, 2021: A Texas Tale: Stories of Food Resilience, Access, and Equity

A Texas Tale dinner is a unique, five-course dining experience is brought exclusively to you by four chefs, whose food shows a love and commitment to Texas foodways: Joi Chevalier of the Cook’s Nook, Adrian Lipscombe of Uptowne Cafe, Robert Hale of the Texas Beef Council, and Uyen Pham, CEC, of the Culinary Institute of America.

April 15th, 2021: Creating A New Channel and Partner

Join Dwight as he introduces Bill Price from ProMark, a local food broker, to understand what food brokers do, how they get paid, and how to leverage their services.

April 22nd, 2021: ePac Visit and Packaging Program Class

Partnering with the right flexible packaging company can make all the difference. ePac is pleased to offer custom flexible packaging solutions and digital printing services for brands of all sizes in and around Texas. ePac helps your brand stand out on the shelf while keeping your product protected and extending shelf life. Join Jeff Jacobs, Director of Digital Marketing at ePac to learn more about how to work with a co-packer.

January 27-28, 2021: Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity

The Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity, presented by The Cook’s Nook, provides a forum to facilitate much needed dialogue and cooperation between local private and public organizations to share experience, know-how and best practices that address food insecurity for people most at risk during emergencies and disasters in local communities.

Food Talk – Lessons Learned: Distributing Your Product

May 15th

Hear first-hand the experience of Arpit and Elora, Founders of Bhoomi super-botanical cane elixirs. Hear how they took the leap and learn from their experience: looking out for charges, approaching large and small retailers, and more.

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