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Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota’s premiere of the film WASTED! The Story of Food Waste took place on December 3, 2017 and was followed by a Q&A and delicious light bites and cocktails on the outdoor patio of Owen’s Fish Camp.

Atlanta, Georgia

The Chefs Collaborative Atlanta Local Group put on a Fall Mixer at Cooks & Soldiers last November, which included a screening of the film Wasted!, cocktails and food waste centered passed snacks.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Music Hall in historic downtown Portsmouth, NH proudly presented the documentary Wasted! in partnership with Chefs Collaborative on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Doors opened at 6:00pm for complimentary small bites prepared by local chefs who were on hand to discuss what they are doing in their kitchens to minimize food waste. The film, produced by Anthony Bourdain, was followed by a panel discussion where panelists shared challenges and solutions from food production, distribution, grocery, home kitchen, and waste cycle.


  • Bill McNamara, Director of UNH Hospitality Services
  • Maile Buker, VP of Marketing at Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Josh Jennings, Co-Founder of Abundance: Local Farms Local Food, Three River Farmers’ Alliance and Meadow’s Mirth Farm

Providence, Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales Providence‘s two biggest culinary clubs, Cooking Asia and Club of Culinary Excellence, hosted a screening of Wasted! on November 6, 2017. The film was made available to all interested students and was followed by a panel of chefs who spoke about their sustainable food practices.

Los Angeles, California

  • Friday, October 13 (7:30-10:30PM at the Laemmle Monica Film Center)
    • Screening followed by a Q&A with:
      • Diana Donlon, Director (Center for Food Safety, Soil Solutions Program)
      • Chef Mary Sue Milliken, Co-Founder (Chefs Collaborative)
      • Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director (Climate Resolve)
      • Clare Fox, Executive Director (LA Food Policy Council)
  • Wednesday, October 18 (7:30-10:30PM at the Laemmle Monica Film Center)
    • Screening followed by a Q&A with:
      • Rick Nahmias, Founder and Executive Director (Food Forward)
      • Chef Sammy Monsour, Chef (Preux & Proper), Cookbook Author, & L.A. Local Leader (Chefs Collaborative)
      • Mary MacVean, Former Los Angeles Times Editor, Executive Director (GrowGood)

Denver, Colorado

  • Friday, October 13 (7:15PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake)
    • Screening followed by Q&A with:
      • Chef Daniel Asher, Partner (River and Woods), Denver Local Leader (Chefs Collaborative)
      • Reuben Gregory (Metro-Caring, Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council)
      • Amy Moore Shipley (Denver Food Rescue)

New York City, New York

  • Sunday, October 15 (7:00PM at the Alamo Brooklyn)
    • Screening followed by a Q&A with:
      • Keith Karr (City Harvest)
      • Margaret Brown, Attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
      • Matt Weingarten, Culinary Director (Dig Inn), Board Member (Chefs Collaborative)
      • Lisa Helfman, Founder (Brighter Bites)