about the future of food
and our team

The Future of Food is led by nonprofits & community leaders focused on creating a better food future.

We’re committed to making this event free and accessible to the public. This commitment is embedded in our values of inclusion and diversity so that people of all ages and lived experiences have limited barriers to participation as we bring passionate and diverse food system innovators to the table in a hybrid of in-person and virtual participation.

The Future of Food creates interactive, memorable, and meaningful experiences for our attendees so as to inspire and educate the public about the influence they have as consumers and stakeholders while providing measurable benefits to our non-profit partners and supporters.

This celebration connects communities across the world who are often siloed across political divides, business sectors, and different socioeconomic realities through a common question we all face:

“How do we feed our world sustainably and equitably in the coming years, and for generations to come?”

meet the team

Robert Nathan Allen (he/him)

Executive Producer of The Future of Food & Founder of Little Herds

RNA to friends and colleagues, his big ideas have nourished people for over 13 years. Not just with food. Sometimes with bugs.

Que Fagan (she/her)

Corporate Sponsorships & Data Analytics Strategist

Founder/CEO of Curva Lish, Que brings her data analytics strategic experience capturing both impact and ROI of FoF so that it translates to our community and corporate partners.

Shelby Smith (she/her)

Collaborator & Bugspert

Owner of Gym-N-Eat Crickets, Shelby is on a mission to change the way Americans eat, one bug at a time. She brings her alternative food sourcing talents to the FoF table.

Olivia Hernandez (she/her)

Culinary Director

Founder/CEO of Hernandez Hospitality and the co-founder of The Nourish Foundation, Olivia leads FoF in developing the culinary programs with local communities and schools.

Sarah Jack (she/her)

Chief Infrastructure Officer

The Future of Food systems siren, Sarah designs structures in support of smooth operations and efficient production management.

Lexid Doyal, J.D. (she/her)

Operations Analyst for Little Herds & FoF

Iffy Roma (she/her)

Chief Operations Officer

Our dreamweaver Iffy connects the dots, structures teams, and amplifies the FoF message through artistic integration, logistics, and networking.

Kenzie Wade (she/her)

Speaker Coordinator

Kenzie provides all communication and support for panelists and assists with event coordination.

Meet our organizers

Our mission is to educate and empower communities, both locally and globally, to support and promote the use of insects for food and feed as an environmentally sound and economically viable source of nutrition.

Our mission is to be the leading food services group that provides fresh, healthy meals for food-insecure and nutritionally challenged communities. The Cook’s Nook believes everyone deserves access to nutritious and delicious meals, given the impact of food security on overall health.

Want to be a Part of the Future?

If you are interested in getting involved with The Future of Food, please follow the link below to fill out our collaboration form. We will get back to you as soon as possible!