The application process for our 2020-2021 Fellowship for Change in Food & Labor is now closed. We are grateful to share that we received an overwhelming amount of applications. The diversity and richness of the candidacy pool is a testament to the fact that grassroots advocacy, food system organizing, and partnerships between chefs & farmers are growing across the country. Food justice leaders everywhere are planting the seeds for a radical new food system based in equity, possibility, power, and dignity for all.
FoodLab Detroit launched our Fellowship for Change in Food & Labor as a radical experiment—"can a time of increasing repression and darkness also serve as a springboard for deep collaboration and transformative change?” The answer has been overwhelming. What’s special about our Fellowship for Change in Food & Labor is that it’s 6 months of committed deep-dive evaluation, development and support needed not only for cooks, chefs & restaurateurs to defend against daily challenges, but also to dream of new possibilities, experiment with new collaborations, and guide us to new solutions.
Last year, in our book A Seat At The Table, we brought you the stories of women chefs who are cooking up the boldest, most innovative solutions to transform the food industry. This year, we will be selecting 8 new fellows who are shaking up the food system, the restaurant & hospitality industry, environmental sustainability, and more. These talented, hard-working, spectacular folks give us hope for the future. We can’t wait for you to meet them!