TASTING INDIA: FARM TO TABLE SYMPOSIUM KICK-OFF EVENT
SAVE FOOD, SHARE FOOD, SPREAD JOY: INDIAN FOOD SHARING ALLIANCE
VENUE: Roseate House, New Delhi Aerocity
DATE: December 13, 2017
TIME: 3:30 P.M. TO 6:15 P.M.
EVENT BRIEF: Media Launch of the Delhi Round of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India-FSSAI’s initiative to get street food vendors, under the auspices of the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), to form a national network to donate hot meals to the poor and needy.
3:30 P.M. TO 3:35 P.M.
Introduction by Sourish Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder, Tasting India: Farm to Table Symposium.
3:35 P.M. TO 4:40 P.M. OPENING CASE STUDIES (5-10 MINUTES EACH)
MODERATOR: Sourish Bhattacharyya
Arjun Sawhney and Jessy Jindal, Feed On.
Rajat Handa, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.
Ankit Kawatra, Feeding India.
Atul Kapoor and Manika Badhwar, Rasoi on Wheels.
Vandana Singh, Indian Food Banking Network.
4:40 P.M. TO 4:45 P.M. KEYNOTE ADDRESS (5 MINUTES):
Dr Hameed Nuru, Representative, UN World Food Programme.
4:45 P.M. TO 4:50 P.M. SPECIAL ADDRESS (5 MINUTES):
Mr Gautam Gambhir, Cricketer and Founder, Gautam Gambhir Foundation: Ek Asha.
4:50 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.
DISCUSSION: TURNING FOOD SHARING INTO A NATIONAL MOVEMENT
PANELISTS: Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); Arbind Singh, President, National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI); Garish Oberoi, President, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI); Jaspal Sabharwal, Founder-CEO, TagTaste, and Senior Director, Everstone Capital; Saurabh Khanijo, Owner, Welgrow Group (leading travel and hospitality company); Megha Bhatia, The Good Night Project. MODERATOR: Vandana Singh, CEO, Food Security Fondation of India.
5:30 P.M. TO 5:40 P.M. MEDIA Q&A
5:40 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M.: High Tea with snacks made from vegetable and fruit waste created by Anuj Wadhawan, Executive Sous Chef, Roseate House, New Delhi Aerocity. To be preceded by a short film on the making of the snacks.
6:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M. SPOTLIGHT
India Premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s documentary, Wasted. Courtesy of FSSAI.
CEO, NITI Aayog
Secretary, Government of India, and CEO, FSSAI
Dr Sunita Narain
Director General, Centre for Science and Environment
Co-Founder, Noma and The Standard; Author of the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto
First Indian chef-restaurateur to get a Michelin star
Colleen Taylor Sen
Food Historian; Author of Fasting, Feasting: A History of Food in India
Celebrity Chef, Radio and TV Personality, and MBE (Queen’s 90th Birthday List)
Dr Harald Stossier
Bollywood’s Wellness Guru and Director, VIVAMAYR Marie Worth Medi-Clinic
Sanjoo Malhotra and Sourish Bhattacharyya have been working since May 2015 to make Tasting India Symposium the most important forum to promote a better understanding of India's diverse culinary heritage, food destinations and agricultural produce, and the sustainable diet options it can offer to the world.