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10 January 2016
Last November, Karen Karp & Partners worked with the organization City Harvest to host a leadership summit called “Beyond Hunger: The City of Tomorrow.” The summit was an attempt to look beyond food to think about the opportunities to improve the physical, policy, equity, and educational structures in the city. Urban planners, architects, designers, bankers,...
13 December 2015 - 22:13, by , in Foodthink, No comments
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8 December 2015
“Retailer,” the new episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, is now available for streaming on the Heritage Radio Network here. In this segment, Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick of Karen Karp & Partners explore the specifics of food retail in NYC and how the retail environment has changed over the past century. Guests on...
24 October 2015
The following article, “How Do Baby Carrots Come to Be?” was written by Karen Karp and published in Food+City magazine. As you may have suspected, baby carrots are not really babies. Baby carrots, more accurately called baby-cut carrots (as a true “baby carrot” is simply an immature carrot), are a relatively recent innovation, dating back only...
5 October 2015
How did you first become connected to the world of food systems? I always had a fascination with how restaurants work. I got a job assisting a bookkeeper at a seafood restaurant in high school and loved everything about it. When I left my hometown of Islip, Long Island, and went to New York City...
5 October 2015
As you will have noticed if you are reading this on our new website, Karp Resources has changed its name to Karen Karp & Partners, or KK&P for short. The decision to change the firm’s name is the fitting conclusion to a recent review of our brand and clarification of our mission. One thing we...
3 October 2015
The Town Talk in Central Louisiana reports on a recent discussion among more than a dozen stakeholders interested in increasing the productivity and profit of locally grown food who gathered for the first part of a study to identify specific tools that can be developed to boost the local food economy. The effort is being...
3 October 2015
Karen Karp & Partners has been working with NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas, since 2013 to develop and implement a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (CAHM) program, funded by grants from the Walton Family Foundation totaling more than $8 million. Among the services provided, KK&P looked at current and projected food and hospitality...
1 October 2015
Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, was interviewed for a short film called “Farm Bill: No Food Aid, No Problem?” for the InsideOut PTV network. In the film, Karen discusses the decision by the US House of Representatives to pass a version of the new farm bill that excludes the food...
1 October 2015
Karen Karp & Partners is proud once again to be co-producing the annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference, taking place this year at the Convene Conference Center in Manhattan on October 19 & 20, 2015. This year’s theme is Rethinking the Future of Food. We will look at what’s in front of us through three powerful lenses: the future of the...
1 October 2015
“The Middlemen,” the seventh episode of “How Great Cities Are Fed,” a monthly talk show about urban food systems, hosted by Karen Karp & Partners founder/president Karen Karp with Ben Kerrick and airing on the Heritage Radio Network, focuses on the role of the middlemen in food distribution, and is now available for streaming or...
13 October 2014
For the past decade, Karen Karp & Partners has enjoyed a working partnership with City Harvest, helping the hunger organization with program development and evaluation; sourcing; organizational redesign, recruiting and executive coaching; and research and assessment. This year, KK&P has been working with the organization on the inaugural City Harvest Leadership Summit, which takes place on Monday, November...