Friday, October 2
Please join us for a free preview event for the ThinkFOOD 7 conference hosted by the Center for Food Studies. On Friday, October 2, 5-6 p.m., Simon's Rock alumna Kayleigh Myer '17, manager of the in-house kombucha program at Scribner's Lodge in the Catskills, will give an interactive virtual presentation on making kombucha and growing a career out of her passion.
From Kayleigh: "We will be doing a deep dive into a process of fermentation that yields endless flavor possibilities / culinary uses, has the ability to support and excite communities, and has numerous health benefits - KOMBUCHA! Participants will be encouraged to select a few items in their kitchens at home to join our "mock-tasting," where we will identify certain flavors and feels that make up the kombucha palette. We will also discuss how the culinary and hospitality industries (hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic) offer space for growth and innovation, and how those entry-level front of house positions can morph into a passion project and career with the right mindset and team behind you!"
Kayleigh's presentation is the opening event of the 7th annual ThinkFOOD conference "Eating to Save the Planet." This year, ThinkFOOD will take place virtually on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Read more about ThinkFOOD 7.
Register to attend Kombucha with Kayleigh Myer '17 (required). The event will be hosted via Zoom and is free and open to the public. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please contact Maryann Tebben, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.