FERMENTATION 2021 FERMENTATION 2021

FERMENTATION 2021 AGENDA & SPEAKERS

TRACKS

Food and Flavor
Hear from leading chefs, authors, and food producers on the latest fermentation techniques, flavors, and innovations.

Business & Legal
Learn how to launch and grow a fermentation business, and navigate the industry's legal and regulatory hurdles.   

Science & Health
Discover the science behind fermentation, how to monitor and manage it, and current research into its health benefits. 


Schedule

Sunday, November 7, 2021

- PST
Founder's Welcome and Introduction
John Gray
John Gray Katalina Holdings Co., Inc., Chairman & CEO
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health
LAB in Food Fermentations
Michael Gänzle
Michael Gänzle University of Alberta, Prof & Canada Research Chr in Food Microbiology & Probiotics
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal
Retail Sales Trends for Fermented Products
Brittany Moore
Brittany Moore SPINS LLC, Data Product Manager, Product Intelligence
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health
Yeast-Fermented Foods
Maitreya Dunham
Maitreya Dunham University of Washington, Professor of Genome Sciences
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health
Mold-Fermented Foods
Josephine Wee
Josephine Wee Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor
- PST
TRACK: Food & Flavor
Mycotopia
Douglas Bierend
Douglas Bierend Freelance writer, independent journalist & author
- PST

Monday, November 8, 2021

- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal Keynote
The Regulatory Landscape
Abigail Snyder
Abigail Snyder Cornell University, Assistant Professor of Microbial Food Safety
Adam Inman
Adam Inman Kansas Department of Agriculture Food Safety & Lodging Program, Assistant Program Manager
Erin Leigh DiCaprio
Erin Leigh DiCaprio University of California, Davis, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension
Soirée-Leone
Soirée-Leone Homesteader & Writer
Jonathan Wheeler
Jonathan Wheeler South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, Coordinator for Special Processes at Retail
- PST
TRACK: Food & Flavor
Koji & Miso
Rich Shih
Rich Shih Our Cook Quest, Author & Culinary Explorer
Jeremy Umansky
Jeremy Umansky Larder Delicatessen & Bakery, Chef & Owner
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal
The "Alt-Universe"
Johnny Drain
Johnny Drain WNWN Food Labs, Fermenter/Cook/Scientist
- PST
- PST
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Food & Flavor
Bread: The Best of Things and the Worst of Things
Vanessa Kimbell
Vanessa Kimbell The Sourdough School, Owner & Author
Miguel Toribio-Mateas
Miguel Toribio-Mateas The Sourdough School, Director of Research
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health
Managing Microbiomes for Safety
Fred Breidt
Fred Breidt USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Microbiologist, NC State University
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health Keynote
Managing Microbiomes for Flavor and Texture
Ben Wolfe
Ben Wolfe Tufts University, Associate Professor
David Ehreth
David Ehreth Sonoma Brinery & Alexander Valley Gourmet, Founder
Mirjana Curic-Bawden
Mirjana Curic-Bawden Chr. Hansen Inc., Senior Principal Scientist
Robert Aguilera
Robert Aguilera Chr. Hansen Inc., Account Manager - Cultures and Enzymes
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal Keynote
Educating Consumers about Fermentation
Drew Anderson
Drew Anderson Cleveland Kitchen, Co-founder & CEO
Hannah Crum
Hannah Crum Kombucha Brewers International, President & Founder
Anahad O'Connor
Anahad O'Connor The New York Times, Author/Reporter
Maria Marco
Maria Marco University of California, Davis, Professor
Emilio Mignucci
Emilio Mignucci Di Bruno Bros., Vice President
Amelia Nielson-Stowell
Amelia Nielson-Stowell The Fermentation Association, Editor
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal
Investment in Alternative Proteins
Zak Weston
Zak Weston Good Food Institute, Food Service & Supply Chain Manager
- PST
TRACK: Food & Flavor
Kombucha Today
Hannah Crum
Hannah Crum Kombucha Brewers International, President & Founder
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal
Expanding Distribution - the Pluses & Minuses
Rodd Willis
Rodd Willis Dot Foods, Inc., Director – Natural & Specialty
Erica Gibson
Erica Gibson DPI Specialty Foods, Regional Vendor Relations Manager
- PST
TRACK: Food & Flavor
Vinegars
Kirsten Shockey
Kirsten Shockey The Fermentation School, Author/Educator/Co-Founder
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal Keynote
Is Fermentation "So White"...or Not?
Miin Chan
Miin Chan PhD student, educator, writer
Sebastian Vargo
Sebastian Vargo Vargo Brother Ferments, Chef/Founder/Owner
Jiayang Fan
Jiayang Fan The New Yorker, Staff Writer
Kheedim Oh
Kheedim Oh Mama O's Premium Kimchi, Founder
Mara Jane King
Mara Jane King IE Hospitality, Director of Fermentation
- PST

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

- PST
TRACK: Science & Health Keynote
Are Fermented Foods Probiotic?
Mary Ellen Sanders
Mary Ellen Sanders International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, Executive Science Officer
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health
Evidence of Fermented Health Benefits
Paul Cotter
Paul Cotter Teagasc Food Research Centre, Head of Food Biosciences Department
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal
Upcycling & Zero Waste
Cortney Burns
Cortney Burns Chef, Author & Consultant
Jessica Alonzo
Jessica Alonzo Petra and the Beast & Native Ferments, Head of Fermentation & Sous Chef
Jeremy Kean
Jeremy Kean Brassica Kitchen + Cafe, Executive Chef & Partner
Jori Jayne Emde
Jori Jayne Emde Lady Jayne's Alchemy, Chef/Culinary Historian/Food Scientist
Rich Shih
Rich Shih Our Cook Quest, Author & Culinary Explorer
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health
** CANCELLED ** Yogurt - "Live & Active"
Chris Cifelli
Chris Cifelli National Dairy Council, Vice President of Nutrition Research
- PST
TRACK: Food & Flavor TRACK: Business & Legal
What's Next in Craft Alcoholic Beverages?
Alex Lewin
Alex Lewin Author & Educator
Lou Bank
Lou Bank SACRED (Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education, and Development), Founder
Joshua Rood
Joshua Rood Dr Hops Hard Kombucha, Cofounder & CEO
Patrick Rue
Patrick Rue Erosion Wine Co., Winemaker in Training and Owner
Nolan & Trevor O'Malley
Nolan & Trevor O'Malley CiderScene, Owners
James Jin
James Jin Nova Brewing Co., Head Brewer/Co-Founder
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal
Working with Farmers
Cortney Burns
Cortney Burns Chef, Author & Consultant
Soirée-Leone
Soirée-Leone Homesteader & Writer
Meredith Leigh
Meredith Leigh Author, Activist & Consultant
Michaela Hayes
Michaela Hayes Rise & Root Farm, Owner & Farmer
Jason Grauer
Jason Grauer Stone Barns Center, Crops & Seed Director
- PST
- PST
- PST
TRACK: Science & Health
What Is or Isn't a Health Claim?
Josephine Wee
Josephine Wee Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor
- PST
TRACK: Business & Legal TRACK: Science & Health Keynote
The Art of Marketing Science
Hannah Crum
Hannah Crum Kombucha Brewers International, President & Founder
David Ehreth
David Ehreth Sonoma Brinery & Alexander Valley Gourmet, Founder
Mary Ellen Sanders
Mary Ellen Sanders International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, Executive Science Officer
Chris Cifelli
Chris Cifelli National Dairy Council, Vice President of Nutrition Research
- PST
- PST
- PST
LEE KUM KEE PRESENTS: Umami's Role in Flavorful Foods
Robert Danhi
Robert Danhi Flavor360 Solutions Inc., Chef/Co-Founder
Dan Goral
Dan Goral Lee Kum Kee USA, Sr. Sales Manager for industrial ingredients
- PST
- PST
- PST
PAID WORKSHOP: HACCP Planning
Charlie Kalish
Charlie Kalish Food Safety Guides, Co-Owner

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change


Speakers

Robert Aguilera

Account Manager - Cultures and Enzymes, Chr. Hansen Inc.

Jessica Alonzo

Head of Fermentation & Sous Chef, Petra and the Beast & Native Ferments

Drew Anderson

Co-founder & CEO, Cleveland Kitchen

Lou Bank

Founder, SACRED (Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education, and Development)

Douglas Bierend

Freelance writer, independent journalist & author

Ali Bouzari

Co-Founder & CSO, Pilot R & D

Fred Breidt

Microbiologist, NC State University, USDA/Agricultural Research Service

Bob Burke

Principal, Natural Products Consulting, LLC

Cortney Burns

Chef, Author & Consultant

Miin Chan

PhD student, educator, writer

Chris Cifelli

Vice President of Nutrition Research, National Dairy Council

Paul Cotter

Head of Food Biosciences Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre

Hannah Crum

President & Founder, Kombucha Brewers International

Mirjana Curic-Bawden

Senior Principal Scientist, Chr. Hansen Inc.

Robert Danhi

Chef/Co-Founder, Flavor360 Solutions Inc.

Erin Leigh DiCaprio

Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis

Johnny Drain

Fermenter/Cook/Scientist, WNWN Food Labs

Maitreya Dunham

Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

David Ehreth

Founder, Sonoma Brinery & Alexander Valley Gourmet

Jori Jayne Emde

Chef/Culinary Historian/Food Scientist, Lady Jayne's Alchemy

Jiayang Fan

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Michael Gänzle

Prof & Canada Research Chr in Food Microbiology & Probiotics, University of Alberta

Erica Gibson

Regional Vendor Relations Manager, DPI Specialty Foods

Dan Goral

Sr. Sales Manager for industrial ingredients, Lee Kum Kee USA

Jason Grauer

Crops & Seed Director, Stone Barns Center

John Gray

Chairman & CEO, Katalina Holdings Co., Inc.

Michaela Hayes

Owner & Farmer, Rise & Root Farm

Robert Hutkins

Professor of Food Science, University of Nebraska

Adam Inman

Assistant Program Manager, Kansas Department of Agriculture Food Safety & Lodging Program

James Jin

Head Brewer/Co-Founder, Nova Brewing Co.

Charlie Kalish

Co-Owner, Food Safety Guides

Sandor Katz

Author & Educator

Jeremy Kean

Executive Chef & Partner, Brassica Kitchen + Cafe

Vanessa Kimbell

Owner & Author, The Sourdough School

Mara Jane King

Director of Fermentation, IE Hospitality

Meredith Leigh

Author, Activist & Consultant

Alex Lewin

Author & Educator

Maria Marco

Professor, University of California, Davis

Emilio Mignucci

Vice President, Di Bruno Bros.

Brittany Moore

Data Product Manager, Product Intelligence, SPINS LLC

Amelia Nielson-Stowell

Editor, The Fermentation Association

Anahad O'Connor

Author/Reporter, The New York Times

Nolan & Trevor O'Malley

Owners, CiderScene

Kheedim Oh

Founder, Mama O's Premium Kimchi

Maria Pearman

Principal, Perkins & Co.

Joshua Rood

Cofounder & CEO, Dr Hops Hard Kombucha

Patrick Rue

Winemaker in Training and Owner, Erosion Wine Co.

Mary Ellen Sanders

Executive Science Officer, International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics

Rich Shih

Author & Culinary Explorer, Our Cook Quest

Kirsten Shockey

Author/Educator/Co-Founder, The Fermentation School

Abigail Snyder

Assistant Professor of Microbial Food Safety, Cornell University

Soirée-Leone

Homesteader & Writer

Miguel Toribio-Mateas

Director of Research, The Sourdough School

Jeremy Umansky

Chef & Owner, Larder Delicatessen & Bakery

Sebastian Vargo

Chef/Founder/Owner, Vargo Brother Ferments

Karen Wang-Diggs

Chief Fermentation Officer, ChouAmi

Hannah Wastyk

PhD, Stanford University

Josephine Wee

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Zak Weston

Food Service & Supply Chain Manager, Good Food Institute

Jonathan Wheeler

Coordinator for Special Processes at Retail, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control

Rodd Willis

Director – Natural & Specialty, Dot Foods, Inc.

Ben Wolfe

Associate Professor, Tufts University


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