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21 April 2017
Last week, I attended the 40th Annual National Food Policy Conference, organized by the Consumer Federation of America, in Washington DC. The conference was a great convening of people working in government, academia, philanthropy, for-profit, and nonprofit entities related to food. Keynotes and panels addressed wide ranging issues, including state and local policy, big data...
12 April 2017
OFFICE MANAGER Coosemans New York is a unique, premier specialty produce company sourcing high quality fruits and vegetables from the United States, Guatamala, Mexico, and other parts of the world. For more than 30 years Coosemans New York has built an exceptional reputation as we are growers, shippers, brokers, importers, exporters focused on specialty produce...
10 April 2017
Director of Human Resources – Generalist Senior Living Properties strives to set the standard in the delivery of quality health care services in the urban and rural communities they serve, with 32 Skilled Nursing Facilities for senior citizens across the states of Texas and Oklahoma. As a company, and as coordinated staff teams, SLP is dedicated to providing...
30 March 2017
KK&Ps anticipated project in Oneonta, NY, the Susquehanna Regional Craft Food & Beverage Hub, has just unveiled floor plans for its proposed space. The future regional food hub is intended as a flagship location for education and entrepreneurship, with the first floor housing a shared commercial kitchen and local food producers, the second floor committed to...
20 March 2017
Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P) is a growing, dynamic consulting company working in the fields of agriculture, food and health with two divisions. Our Good Food is Good Business division supports the healthy development, execution, and operations of food businesses and initiatives in the public and private sectors. Our services include strategic sourcing, feasibility analysis,...
20 March 2017
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), located in Queens, NY, has engaged Karen Karp & Partners to identify, recruit and select a new foodservice operator for its dining operations. NYSCI is a hands-on, educational experience that fosters science-based curiosity and creativity. Founded at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, NYSCI has evolved into New York’s center...
10 March 2017
        Administrative and Personal Assistant (10-12h/week – flexible) Reiss Klein Partners provides comprehensive, objective and discreet advisory services to new and established collectors of fine and decorative arts. Building on more than two decades of experience in the arts, Reiss Klein Partners works directly with a select group of clients as a...
17 February 2017
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has awarded Value Added and Regional Food System Grants to nine projects throughout the state. Rainbow Packing Inc. of Escanaba, the region’s only USDA-inspected slaughter and processing facility, was awarded $100,000, which will go towards expanding their facility to keep pace with meat processing needs in the...
17 February 2017
An exploratory interview with Shayna Cohen, Sr. Consultant at KK&P, has been integrated into the curriculum for a graduate level planning course titled “Planning Practice & History” at Cornell University. The interview and resulting paper focus on Shayna and KK&Ps work to develop a wholesale farmer’s market in New York City featuring growers from NY...
9 January 2017
Agriculture and food entrepreneurship have great potential to drive placemaking and create destinations for tourists and local residents, whether in small towns or major urban centers. By developing bespoke concepts and responsive strategies to reconnect a place to its food and agricultural economies, we help communities capitalize on the potential of their regional assets and...
9 January 2017
Increasing the use of sustainable practices and scaling production are long-range goals for regional meat networks. Livestock producers and processors encounter challenges meeting the growing demand from consumers for higher-quality meat. KK&P’s meat industry-related projects focus on leveraging existing assets and increasing opportunities for small farmers to grow into their regional demand and accomplish goals...
6 January 2017
The interconnection between Food & Health continues to be brought to the forefront of public discourse. Leaders from various fields are more motivated than ever to collaborate to strengthen the bond between good food and good health, resulting in improved health outcomes and quality of life, and meeting general consumer demands for healthier, more sustainably...