Elizabeth Thacker Jones, Founder & Director

Elizabeth is a strategist and event producer. At age 19, she landed her first cooking gig at an experimental performance space, The Kitchen, where she cooked vegan fare for visionaries such as Meredith Monk. She still cherishes the moment when Philip Glass told her she made the best lentils he’d ever eaten. Jones has since worked for architect David Rockwell, led bike tours through Sonoma’s wine country, and farmed sturgeon in California and Idaho with the James Beard Award-winning Tsar Nicoulai Caviar. More recently, she curated the Union Square Pavilion with Greenmarket/GrowNYC and has performed as a yogurt-inoculating nurse in Jennifer Rubell’s Incubation at Miami’s Art Basel. In 2014, Jones became the culinary producer for the American Food 2.0 — USA Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2002 and is pursuing her Masters in Food Studies at the Steinhardt School of Nutrition & Public Health at NYU.

Board of Advisors

Liz Carollo, Director of Publicity, GrowNYC/Greenmarket
Taylor Erkkinen, Co-Owner, The Brooklyn Kitchen
Christophe Hille, CFO, Fleisher’s Meats
Dr. Meryl Rosofsky, Writer & Professor, NYU
Jennifer Rubell, Artist & Author
Michael Harlan Turkell, Food photographer & Producer, Food Seen on Heritage Radio Network
Seth Unger, Executive Producer, Food Film Festival
George Weld, Writer & Farmer, Owner of Egg 

2014 Team:

Samantha Weiss, Communications
Kimberly Chou, Copy Editing & Production
Lee Thatcher, Production & Volunteer Coordination
Yvonne Chen, Content & Production
Sarah Telzak, Social Media
Devon Walsh, Copy Writing
Anika Pyle, Production
Kate Galassi, Production
Adrienne Lowenstein, Partnerships
Drew Heffron, Design
Bethany Martin, Web