To commemorate Earth Day 2019, TPH and EcoPel will host a free screening of the documentary WASTED! The Story of Food Waste on Monday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with local sustainability pioneers Thomas McQuillan, VP Corporate Strategy and Sustainability at Baldor Specialty Foods and Adam Kaye, Founder of The Spare Food Co.
WASTED! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st century.
After the screening, EcoPel will moderate a discussion and Q&A with sustainability pioneers Thomas McQuillan and Adam Kaye. McQuillan joined Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc. in 2015. Tasked with creating a strategic plan to make Baldor more sustainable, McQuillan spearheaded the SparCs (scraps spelled backwards) initiative to reduce food waste throughout the company. Baldor’s sustainability initiatives are also focused on overall waste reduction throughout the organization, and the company has launched several initiatives to become more energy efficient. Kaye’s journey to The Spare Food Co. began when he interrupted a nascent career at an environmental law think tank to attend the French Culinary Institute as a recipient of a James Beard scholarship and went on to cook in and lead some of the most influential kitchens in Washington D.C. and New York. For the past 18 years, Kaye has worked side-by-side with Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns as Chef, Culinary Director, and educator. He co-created the successful wastED pop-up restaurant concepts in New York and London, which garnered international acclaim.
The Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams (EcoPel), established in 2013, is a grassroots, not-for-profit (501c3) membership organization that aims to educate and mobilize the community about sustainable green practices and ways to protect our environment, as well as provide resources that will aid in environmental initiatives and policies that directly benefit communities locally and globally.
Tickets to the special Earth Day screening and discussion are FREE and are available at
https://thepicturehouse.org/show/earth-day-wasted or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.