What Waste Events

Join Chefs Collaborative as we partner with the new documentary film WASTED! The Story of Food Waste.

Learn more about our What Waste initiative here!

Public Chefs Collaborative Screenings

Sarasota, Florida – December 3, 2017 (FREE – sign-up here)

Join us for the Sarasota premier of the film Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, followed by a Q&A and delicious light bites and cocktails on the outdoor patio of Owen’s Fish Camp.

Reserve your FREE tickets here!

Charlotte, North Carolina – December 4, 2017

Johnson & Wales and Chefs Collaborative Local Leader chef Clark Barlowe of Heirloom Restaurant are teaming up to bring Wasted! to Charlotte this December. JWU students and faculty will be able to attend the event free of charge, and tickets will be made available to the public.

Please check back for ticket info soon!

Stay tuned for details on future screenings around the U.S., including:
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Cincinnati, OH

Private Chefs Collaborative Screenings

Providence, Rhode Island – November 6, 2017

Johnson & Wales Providence‘s two biggest culinary clubs, Cooking Asia and Club of Culinary Excellence, are excited to host a screening of Wasted! this November! The film will be made available to all interested students and will be followed by a panel of chefs who will speak about their sustainable food practices.

Atlanta, Georgia – November 19, 2017

The Chefs Collaborative Atlanta Local Group will be putting on a Fall Mixer at Cooks & Soldiers this November, which will include a screening of the film Wasted!, cocktails and food waste centered passed snacks. This event is by invite only.

Past Events

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

Los Angeles 

  • Friday, October 13 (7:30-10:30PM at the Laemmle Monica Film Center – tickets here)
    • 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 – tickets here)
    • 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)


  • Friday, October 13 (7:15PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake – tickets here)
    • 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

  • Sunday, October 15 (7:00PM at the Alamo Brooklyn – tickets here)
    • 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)