This is definitely a watershed year for food in Detroit - there are signs that the rest of the world is now paying attention to our burgeoning food scene, Detroiters’ awareness of every aspect of the food system has never been greater and, in the past decade, significant progress has been made in improving it.
To celebrate, and most importantly to push the conversation further than what’s the hot new restaurant, we wanted to bring together a panel of provocateurs who are actually moving the needle in exploring more healthy, fresh, delicious, affordable and environmentally friendly food options for all of Detroiters.
This panel, The Future of Food in Detroit, will bring together a diverse group of thought leaders including chefs, activists & up and coming restauranteurs.
Ben Hall, co-owner of Russell Street Deli,
· Malik Yakini - co-founder and executive director of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
· Maxcel Hardy, president and founder of Hardy Hospitality Group
· Lester Gouvia, owner of Norma G's Caribbean Cuisine
· Ederique Goudia, co-owner of Gabriel Hall Gabriel Hall
6:00 - 6:30 / networking
6:30 - 7:30 / panel discussion
7:30 - 8:00 / networking
BUSINESS PITCH OPPORTUNITY
Bring your business cards! Not only will you need them for networking, but we'll also draw a card before our panel discussion. Whoever is drawn has the opportunity to break the ice by presenting the audience with a small business concern.
ABOUT OPEN CITY
Open City is a forum for Detroit's aspiring and established small business owners to learn, network, and exchange information in a fun and lively atmosphere. Join us each month this summer at a new Detroit neighborhood location, where a select panel of speakers will discuss a relevant small business topic, followed by casual networking. Events are FREE and open to all with no rsvp required.
Common Pub, 5440 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202