These Food and Wine Pros Use Their Influence for Good

Recently I had the opportunity to interview two leaders in the food and wine industry, both using their influence for positive change. Follow the links to read the full story on my Forbes column. Thank you for helping to share and spread the word about these  projects.

#ENDALZ, Blackberry Farms, Relais et Chateaux

Andy and Sarah Chabot. Photo Credit: Galdones Photography

Andy Chabot Of Blackberry Farm Joins Movement To End Alzheimer’s Disease

Andy Chabot, director of food and beverage at Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain, joins the Alzheimer’s Association’s Around the Table initiative to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

The platform uses the universal connection of food to start conversations about a disease that impacts 5.8 million Americans, according to the annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Around the Table movement includes other well-known “culinary influencers” such as Carla HallScott ConantStephanie IzardHugh AchesonArt SmithAndrew Zimmern and Grant Achatz.

chef, carbon tax, Mission Chinese Food, Anthony Myint

Myint in his kitchen. Photo Credit: Tamara Palmer

2019 Basque Culinary World Prize Winner Anthony Myint Uses Cooking For Climate Solutions

Anthony Myint, San Francisco-based environmental activist, chef, restaurateur, author and food consultant has been awarded the 2019 Basque Culinary World Prize.

The Basque Culinary World Prize awards a single winner with €100,000 based on their “transformative” good works in the fields of education, health, research, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and economic development.

The award is offered by the Basque Government parallel with the Euskadi-Basque Country Strategy and the Basque Culinary Center. This is the fourth and largest contest to date, and Myint was chosen from a pool of 230 nominees from 42 countries including 150 chefs.

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