In Person Author Talk: Katherine Miller, At the Table
Oct 2, 2023
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
We're thrilled to welcome Katherine Miller, the founding executive director of the Chef Action Network and former vice president of impact at the James Beard Foundation, in celebration of her first book At the Table: A Chef's Guide to Advocacy. We will host Katherine for an author talk , Q&A, and book signing at our store on Monday, October 2 at 6:30pm, where she will be joined in conversation by restaurateur and cookbook author Renee Erickson.
You'll have two options for joining us: Book Included, or Author Talk Only. The Book Included option includes a signed copy of the $32 book. Katherine will sign books following the talk.
Reservations are non-refundable. Applicable sales tax and a $0.75 transaction fee are included in the ticket price. Can't attend but still want a signed book? Order here for shipping or in-store pickup.
About the Book: When Katherine Miller was first asked to train chefs to be advocates, she thought the idea was ludicrous. This was a group known for short tempers and tattoos, not for saving the world. But she quickly learned that chefs and other leaders in the restaurant industry are some of the most powerful forces for change in our troubled food system. Chefs are leading hunger relief efforts, supporting local farmers, fighting food waste, confronting racism and sexism in the industry, and much more.
In At the Table, Miller shares the essential techniques she developed for the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. Readers will learn how to focus their philanthropic efforts; pinpoint their audience and develop their argument; recruit allies and support action; and maybe most importantly, grab people’s attention in a crowded media landscape.
Miller also shares the moving stories of chefs who used these skills to create lasting change. Tom Colicchio became one of the word’s most respected voices on ending hunger. Bakers Against Racism recruited more than 3,000 people to participate in their global bake sales. Chefs from around the country pushed Congress to provide financial relief to the restaurant industry at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the Table is filled with inspiration for anyone who has ever wanted to make a difference outside the four walls of their restaurant. And most importantly, it offers proven methods to become a successful advocate. You don’t have to be a celebrity chef to change the food system; you just need the will and the tools in this unique guide.
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