Upcoming food events on campus

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Table Talks: Your Plate and the Planet

Panel Discussion | January 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Senate Chambers

 Timothy Bowles, Professor, UC Berkeley; minkah taharkah, Local Farmer; Fahim Shafi, Neighborhood Harvest Leaver, The Urban Farmers

 Student Environmental Resource Center

"Table Talks: Your Plate and the Planet” will be a trans-disciplinary look at how food is produced and what that means for our world. Featuring three experts from the world of food justice, this panel will address climate change through the lenses of sustainable agriculture, local food production, and social justice. Come by and learn how we can support alternative practices that more equitably...   More >

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Journalism and Politics in the Corn Belt: Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Art Cullen in conversation with Michael Pollan

Panel Discussion | January 29 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism

Art Cullen is editor of The Storm Lake Times, a family-run newspaper published in Storm Lake, Iowa (population 10, 076). In 2017, Cullen won a Pulitzer prize for his reporting on polluted water, fertilizer runoff, and powerful corporate agricultural interests. Just a few days before the Iowa Caucuses, Cullen and Pollan will sit down together to discuss Trump and the farm vote; trade wars;...   More >


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Celebration of Doreen G. Fernandez’s "Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture”

Lecture | February 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Aileen Suzara, Chef/Educator, Sariwa Kitchen; Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

This book talk celebrates the reprinting of Doreen G. Fernandez’s Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture and will feature reflections on the book's impact by chef Aileen Suzara, who authored a new foreword for the reprinting, and by Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy, who wrote the preface. First published in 1994, Tikim is a groundbreaking work that introduces readers to Filipino foodways.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Digging Deeper: the long term impacts of agriculture on soil carbon and overall soil health

Seminar | February 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Jessica Chiartas, University of California, Davis

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Affordable but Forgotten Foods (BEUHS641): Nutrition Workshops

Workshop | February 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

With so much attention on “superfoods,” perfectly nutritious yet simpler foods are forgotten. Save money by preparing under-appreciated foods that are easy to find in any grocery store. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Fireside Chat: Maria Olide, CFO, Farmers Business Network

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Maria Olide, Farmers Business Network

 Center for Responsible Business

CRB Fireside Chat: Maria Olide, CFO, Farmers Business Network Monday, March 2nd, 4pm-6pm

Join us for a candid conversation with Maria Olide.

Maria is the CFO of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. (FBN). FBN is creating the future of farming that puts Farmers First by democratizing information, producing unbiased analytics, and providing a commerce platform for farmers. Before FBN, Maria held a...   More >

Fixing Our Children’s Food Environment: An evening to inspire solutions and raise funds for the Berkeley Food Institute, featuring Bettina Elias Siegel

Colloquium | March 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Bettina Elias Siegel

 Berkeley Food Institute, UCANR Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs

Please join the Berkeley Food Institute in welcoming Bettina Elias Siegel to discuss her new book Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World. What are the roles of parents and non-parents in ensuring that all of our community’s children have access to safe, affordable, and nourishing food?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Don’t Toss That! Creative Uses for Food Scraps (BEUHS641): Nutrition Workshops

Workshop | March 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Minimize your kitchen waste and get more bang for your buck by utilizing food scraps that you would normally toss (into the compost, of course!). Fruit and vegetable peels, overripe fruit, and other food scraps can be revitalized into new dishes. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Monday, March 16, 2020

UC Berkeley Edible Book Festival 2020

Special Event | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library


Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. Judges select winners for an array of light-hearted prize categories, such as “Punniest” or “Most Edible" The Festivals are a great way to celebrate both book-making...   More >

Edible Book Festival

The Future of Food and Agriculture in Hawai'i

Colloquium | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Dr. Albie Miles, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Dr. Albie Miles, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems at the University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu, will be discussing the history of food and agriculture in Hawaii, including colonial occupation, plantation agriculture and efforts to restore indigenous and community-based food systems, and the new 'Ike 'Ai Consortium on Sustainable Food Systems.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Food Justice and Belonging: A Demonstration and Conversation

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Bryant Terry

 Arts + Design

Bryant Terry, Chef, Educator, Author

Join us for a presentation by Bryant Terry, a James Beard Award–winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Terry is the author of the acclaimed books Vegetable Kingdom, Afro-Vegan, and Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine. Since 2015 he has been...   More >