[PRESS RELEASE] FoodLab Detroit Hosts Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for Ethical Leadership Workshop & Good Food Tour

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Press Contact: Devita Davison | devita [at] foodlabdetroit.com | (313) 241-6327
October 12, 2015

FoodLab Detroit Hosts Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
for Ethical Leadership Events

DETROIT, MI | FoodLab Detroit is delighted to host Jeni Britton Bauer, the owner and founder of Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, for a two-day event focused on ethical leadership and building healthy community-focused food businesses in Detroit.

FoodLab is a member-based network of over 155 food distribution, processing, and retail businesses committed to growing triple-bottom line food businesses. In addition to providing technical assistance and skills training for individual businesses, FoodLab works to engage a community of entrepreneurs, partners, and allies to build a Detroit food system that is more equitable, sustainable, and committed to community growth.

The event will kick-off on Wednesday, October 14 with talk on food safety and community-focused business development. Ms. Britton Bauer will discuss her company’s recent Listeria scare and the changes they’ve made to build a business that is safer, healthier, more efficient, and more delicious. Ms. Britton Bauer’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a FoodLab Ice Cream Social featuring toppings by 11 FoodLab member businesses.

This event will run from 5:30-9pm at Forgotten Harvest (21800 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237). The event is open to the public and the press. Cost is $10 for FoodLab members and $25 for non-FoodLab members.

The next day, Thursday, October 15, Ms. Britton will join FoodLab and the Detroit Experience Factory on a tour of good food businesses around the city. The tour will highlight FoodLab member businesses who are focused on building community as part of their business model. The tour will include stops at:

  • Brooklyn Street Local  
  • GO Smoothies   
  • Good Cakes and Bakes 
  • Always Brewing Detroit 
  • Sweet Potato Sensations
  • Detroit Vegan Soul
  • Sister Pie

The tour is not open to the public. 

“Good food businesses help grow communities and communities also help grow good food businesses,” says Angela Dagle, Membership Director at FoodLab. “It is a two-way street. The more we can learn from each other, and from businesses that have been successful in other cities, the more we can grow together.”

For more information, please contact Devita Davison at (313) 241-6327.