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21 July 2016
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) has launched  Fresh and Healthy Food for All, a five-year, $750,000 initiative to increase access to healthy food among low-income families and the elderly in Columbia County, New York. KK&P crafted the initial proposal which identified area opportunities for collaboration. It was developed after careful consultation with over 80 local community members...
14 July 2016
Karen Karp & Partners was featured in a recent Talk Business article about the Brightwater Culinary School in Bentonville, Northwest Arkansas, which will be opening in early 2017.  The culinary school will be housed in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market.In 2014,  KK&P completed a Food Assessment study which helped to inform the vision and curriculum at the new...
11 July 2016
I was honored to be asked to facilitate the session “Anatomy of a Deal” at the 2016 Food & Enterprise Summit. This was for a couple reasons: One, the opportunity to look underneath the hood of a model modern food business, Fleishers Craft Butchery. Another was the chance to put one of my core beliefs into...
29 June 2016 - 13:35, by , in Press, No comments
Thank you all for your interest in our inaugural KK&P Webinar! For those of you who were unable to join, we’ve recorded the session for you to view. The Future of Food Philanthropy is a dynamic and timely topic, and I was happy to share some emerging insights last week. Discussing trends and increases in impact investing,...
13 June 2016
On June 21, 2016 at 11am, Karen Karp & Partners will host the Future of Food Philanthropy Webinar, the first in a series of future-oriented food conversations conceived and produced by Karen Karp. This free webinar will share the exclusive findings from an earlier Future of Food Philanthropy Salon, attended by industry thought leaders who discussed critical issues facing...
23 May 2016
Karen Karp & Partners recently presented suggestions for Oneonta’s prospective “Food & Beverage Innovation District” along Market Street. The proposal, contracted by Otsego Now, is part of a long-discussed food-hub plan intended to boost economic development in the region. Some of the suggestions for revitalizing the area included a collaboration with SUNY Oneonta’s catering service...
President Karen Karp
23 May 2016
On June 17, 2016 Karen Karp & Partners will host the Future of Food Philanthropy Salon, the first in a series of future-oriented food conversations conceived and produced by Karen Karp. The salon will bring together an intimate group of thought leaders to discuss critical issues facing the food sector, and to explore the evolving role of...
16 May 2016
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) has launched Healthy Food for All in Columbia County, N.Y., a five-year initiative driven by local stakeholders and made possible by generous support from local donors whose aim is to improve access to fresh and healthy food for all, especially low-income and elderly residents. The program was developed as an...
28 March 2016
Karen Karp has joined the advisory board of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Karen Karp & Partners has been engaged to complete a $400,000 grant proposal to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at their request, to expand the Goldring Center program nationally. The Goldring Center was founded...
28 March 2016
Karen Karp has joined the advisory board of Food Future, Inc. A scale-up accelerator and lab, Food Future identifies and fuels growth for established, yet small, companies with serious potential. Food Future helps growing startups (typically with $2 – 10 million in annual revenues) to move from established early product-market phase to mainstreaming their products....
8 March 2016
Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, will moderate “Anatomy of a Deal: The Story of Fleishers Craft Butchery: From Nose-to-Tail Philosophy to Pasture-Raised Leader,” a panel at this year’s Food+Enterprise Summit, presented by Slow Money NYC, on Saturday, April 9, at 3:30pm. The summit, which will explore challenges and opportunities for...
7 March 2016
by Karen Karp I like the familiar in Barbados: a regular shopping list that includes flying fish; papaya; incredibly sweet and perfectly sized bananas; the traditional bread which is puffy and has too much sugar in it; and local staple vegetables like okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lovely, floppy, variegated-leaved lettuce; and black belly lamb (shoulders,...