At The Table Podcast

Jessie Johnson

At The Table shares the stories of people building a more sustainable, accessible, inclusive food system.

00: Introducing At The Table
Trailer 3 min 55 sec

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Wil Hansen is the co-founder and chef at White Pepper, an award-winning catering company in Portland, Oregon. With a commitment to locally-sourced, seasonally-driven ingredients, White Pepper is reimagining what it means to be a successful caterer by focusing not just on restaurant-quality food, but on the people behind it. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/30 SPONSOR: Australis Barramundi is a seafood company that's leading the way in sustainable aquaculture. Learn more at thebetterfish.com!

Dec 2019

32 min 9 sec

As a founding partner at Renewal Funds, a $98 milion mission-driven venture capital firm, Joel Solomon has invested in more than 100 early growth-stage companies. His work is proof that business and the environment can do more than just coexist: they can help each other thrive.  SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/29 SPONSOR: Feast Portland is a food and drink festival in Portland, Oregon that celebrates the incredible food, wine, beer, and chefs of the Pacific Northwest while raising money to help end hunger in Oregon and beyond. Learn more at feastportland.com!

Dec 2019

28 min 55 sec

As the Director of Sustainability at Philabundance, Kait Bowdler helps lead the charge to rescue more than 12.1 million pounds of food each year from Philadelphia-area retail locations. In this interview, we talk to Kait about the pioneering technology and big ideas that help Philabundance serve more than 90,000 people every week, and the importance of both feeding the line and shortening the line. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/28 SPONSOR: Feast Portland is a food and drink festival in Portland, Oregon that celebrates the incredible food, wine, beer, and chefs of the Pacific Northwest while raising money to help end hunger in Oregon and beyond. Learn more at feastportland.com!

Nov 2019

38 min 57 sec

SPECIAL EPISODE! Join us on the floor of Seafood Expo North America as we check in with seven different companies working to build a better, more sustainable seafood industry. We're covering everything from sustainable packaging to mission-driven business to wild seafood to sustainable aquaculture with our group of experts! GUESTS: Jacqueline Claudia, Founder/CEO of Love The Wild Marianne LaCroix, Executive Director of Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Kipp Baratoff, Co-Founder of Fishpeople Seafood Andy Wink, Executive Director of Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association Kinsey Justa, Program Coordinator for Copper River + Prince William Sound Marketing Association Clare MacDougal, Head of Trade Marketing for Seafood Scotland Moises del Rio, General Manager of Verlasso Salmon SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/27

Apr 2019

32 min 48 sec

"Asian in America" and "Wednesdays" dinner series founder Chef Jenny Dorsey joins us to discuss her journey from finance to fine dining, her food- and story-driven nonprofit Studio ATAO, and the power of food as a force for change - even when it's uncomfortable. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/26

Mar 2019

32 min 28 sec

Renewal Mill is a next-generation ingredients company that upcycles byproducts like okara, a pulp that’s created during the soymilk production process. Led by our guest, founder and CEO Claire Schlemme, Renewal Mill is working to transform traditional food production byproducts into delicious, nutritious culinary ingredients that reduce food waste throughout the supply chain. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/25

Feb 2019

25 min 33 sec

We're joined by Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn, Executive Director of Pilot Light in Chicago, IL. Pilot Light is paving the way in making food a part of the K-12 curriculum. We talk to Alex about using hip hop to address public health problems, the key metrics Pilot Light uses to build better programming, and why it's so important to create a culture of food education in our schools. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/24

Jan 2019

35 min 17 sec

We're celebrating one year of At The Table Podcast! A huge, huge thank you to everyone who has listened, subscribed, sent us an email, or left a review. We're so honored to be able to share these stories with you, and we can't wait to see what 2019 has in store!  We're off through the end of the year as we enjoy the holidays and get to work on our 2019 interviews - mark your calendars for our return on January 14, 2019!  In the meantime, we'd love if you left a review, dug into our archives, or recommended a great guest at atthetablepodcast.com.  Happy Holidays, friends - we'll see you in January!

Nov 2018

3 min 9 sec

What's the difference between commercial and artisan flour? How to our staple crops influence our lives? We answer these questions and more in this week's episode with Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket. We talk to Amy about grain production, what it takes to make a pancake, and the revival of regional grains.  SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/23

Oct 2018

42 min 23 sec

Bestselling author of Feed The Resistance, Small Victories, and Now & Again, Julia Turshen joins us to talk about the cookbook writing process, how food can drive change, and the importance of small victories.  SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/22  

Sep 2018

43 min 4 sec

Jillian Hishaw, Esq., founder and director of F.A.R.M.S. (Family Agriculture Resource Management Services), on the causes of farm land loss (and how to prevent it), class action lawsuits, the latest Farm Bill, and the importance of providing small and family farmers with adequate legal services.  SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/21

Aug 2018

40 min 3 sec

Daniel Kurzrock co-founded ReGrained, a San Francisco company on a mission to give spent grain a new life by processing it into flour and sustainable snacks. Hear about his journey from home brewer to social entrepreneur, ReGrained's commitment to sustainable packaging, and how his company is helping us drink our beer and eat it too with their innovative approach to reducing food waste. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/20

Jun 2018

31 min 47 sec

412 Food Rescue founder Leah Lizarondo on how her organization mobilizes 4,000+ drivers to rescue and transport food, why it's important to focus on the retail side of the supply chain, and how they've saved more than 3 million pounds of food from going to waste.   SPONSOR: AdThrive is an ad optimization and management company for online publishers - so if you create content and put it on the internet, AdThrive should be on your radar. Learn more at adthrive.com.    SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/19

Jun 2018

30 min 39 sec

Veterans to Farmers' Executive Director Richard Murphy on the importance of veteran-focused programs, why veterans and farming are a natural fit, and why agriculture needs an entrepreneurial approach. SPONSOR: AdThrive is an ad optimization and management company for online publishers - so if you create content and put it on the internet, AdThrive should be on your radar. Learn more at adthrive.com.  SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/18

May 2018

36 min 20 sec

Former NRDC scientist and leading food waste expert Dana Gunders on the root causes of food waste, the truth about expiration dates, and  her top strategies to help you build a waste-free home kitchen. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/17

May 2018

31 min 12 sec

Food Recovery Network Executive Director Regina Northouse on the basics of food recovery, running a student-driven organization across hundreds of college campuses, and simple steps each of us can take to reduce food waste. SPONSOR: AdThrive is an ad optimization and management company for online publishers - so if you create content and put it on the internet, AdThrive should be on your radar. Learn more at adthrive.com. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/16  

May 2018

38 min 26 sec

Soulberri smoothie shop founder Nicole Gaffney shares her experience as a personal chef and TV personality (you might recognize her from segments on QVC and the Today Show or as a runner-up on Food Network Star), what it takes to source local ingredients for her New Jersey coffee and smoothie shop, and her advice for people who want to bring more healthy, sustainable, local food to their own communities.  JOIN US FOR PLENTY RETREAT: plentyretreat.com SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/15  

Apr 2018

32 min 49 sec

Fishpeople Seafood co-founder Duncan Berry talks to us about the importance of giving fishermen the chance to tell their stories, Fishpeople's unique approach to traceability in the supply chain, and his commitment to relentless transparency. SPONSOR: AdThrive is an ad optimization and management company for online publishers - so if you create content and put it on the internet, AdThrive should be on your radar. Learn more at adthrive.com. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/14  

Apr 2018

42 min 22 sec

In this episode, I talk to Firelight Camps Cofounder and Culinary Director Emma Frisch about her work with farm-to-table food systems, what it was like to compete on a reality show, and her new cookbook: Feast by Firelight, out April 10th, 2018. SPONSOR: Plenty Retreat Calling all food bloggers and entrepreneurs! Join us June 1-3, 2018 for a weekend of business building with a small group of movers and shakers in the food world. Visit plentyretreat.com for Early Bird tickets!  SHOWNOTES: attheetablepodcast.com/13

Apr 2018

40 min 7 sec

Emmy Award Winner Michael-Ann Rowe takes us on her journey from theatre major to TV host to food and travel journalist, tells us what it takes to create and produce a show for PBS, and weighs in on the future of film as a medium for food storytelling. SHOWNOTES & RESOURCES: atthetablepodcast.com/12

Mar 2018

24 min 50 sec

A hospital isn't generally the first place that comes to mind when we talk about sustainable, local, nutritious food. But Marydale DeBor and the Fresh Advantage team are bringing a new foodservice model to hospital and school cafeterias - one that prioritizes food as primary care and sees hospitals as having a vital role in building healthy communities.   SHOWNOTES & RESOURCES: atthetablepodcast.com/11

Mar 2018

42 min 45 sec

I talk to Love The Wild CEO Jacqueline Claudia about the criteria for labeling farmed seafood "sustainable," why the farmed vs. wild seafood debate asks the wrong questions, and why cooking delicious, sustainable seafood at home doesn't have to be scary. SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/10

Feb 2018

21 min 45 sec

I talk to "The Female Farmer Project" founder Audra Mulkern about the role of women in agriculture, what it takes to start a farm today, and how we as consumers can support our farmers.   SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/9

Dec 2017

39 min 24 sec

I talk to Community Servings CEO David Waters about using food as medicine, why good food is so important to critically ill patients, and what it takes to serve 675,000 medically-tailored meals each year.   SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/8

Dec 2017

31 min 34 sec

  In this interview, I talk to Oyster Sommelier Julie Qiu about the important environmental role of oysters, the five species of oysters, and the 6 S's of oyster tasting.   SHOWNOTES: atthetablepodcast.com/7

Dec 2017

32 min 37 sec

I talk to "Food Literacy Center" founder and Chief Food Genius Amber Stott about developing healthy habits, teaching kids to cook, and fighting food insecurity and childhood obesity with fruits and vegetables.

Nov 2017

34 min 36 sec

I talk to Navy Veteran August Dannehl about his new show, "Meals Ready to Eat," the food we serve to our military service members, and the importance of putting veteran and military stories in the spotlight. GET THE SHOWNOTES: http://atthetablepodcast.com/5

Nov 2017

31 min 59 sec

I talk to "Good and Cheap" cookbook author Leanne Brown about what it took to create one of the most-funded Kickstarter Cookbooks ever, why SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) matters, and what we can do to combat food insecurity.   SHOWNOTES: https://www.atthetablepodcast.com/4

Nov 2017

38 min 8 sec

I talk to sustainable aquaculture pioneer Josh Goldman about the potential of sustainable fish farming, the strategies he uses to minimize environmental impacts with Australis Barramundi, and the future of aquaculture. 

Nov 2017

27 min 57 sec

I talk to Life & Thyme Editor Stef Ferrari about food, culture, and what it takes to produce Emmy-winning show "The Migrant Kitchen." 

Nov 2017

31 min 15 sec

I talk to filmmaker Mark Titus, director of the award-winning film "The Breach," about all things wild salmon.

Nov 2017

47 min 31 sec

Introducing At The Table, a new podcast that shares stories from the front lines of a more sustainable, accessible, inclusive food system. Hosted by Jessie Johnson of Life As A Strawberry.

Nov 2017

3 min 55 sec