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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Spring 2013

April 15, 2014 - Marion Nestle

Fall 2013

October 24, 2013- Food Day activities
Learn about our week long celebration of food in the DC Community. What is Food Day?

Solar Decathlon

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

  • The Chef and the Garden, May 30 - July 11, 2012
  • Reel Couscous: The Migrant's Table on Screen in Maghrebi-French Cinema, April 30
  • University Seminar on Food
    • An Appetite for Baby Food with NYU Professor Amy Bentley, March 26
    • The Unnatural History of Freshness with Dartmouth Professor Susanne Freidberg, April 19

Fall 2011

  • Let’s Eat! Works from the GW Permanent Collection (Art Exhibit at the Luther Brady Gallery), December 7, 2011 through February 10, 2012
  • "An Evening with the Honey Bees" with the Biology Department, December 6
  • "State of the Plate" Conference with Animal Welfare Approved, October 19
  • Fall 2011 Film Series on Food
    • Screening of "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress," September 19
    • Screening of "Miss Representation" and Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, November 29

Spring 2011

  • Big Night, Big Jobs: Local Chefs Talk About Their Work in Setting America's Table, March 19
  • University Seminar on Food
    • "Saving School Lunch," October 12
    • "Monopoly Meat," November 21
    • Collaborative Workshop," December 8

Fall 2010

  • "An Eye On Food," 2010 Food Documentary Film Series
    • Screening of "A Community of Gardeners" and discussion with director and producer Cintia Cabib, September 28
    • Screening of "FRESH" and discussion with director and producer Ana Sofia Joanes, October 26
    • Screening of "Supercharge Me!" and discussion with filmmaker Jenna Norwood, November 16
  • Healthy eating class taught by Diane Robinson Knapp and University Chef Robert Donis, Fall Semester

Photo: Restaurateurs and chef sharing their experiences at the "State of the Plate" Conference in October 2011, with Dan Rosenthal (Green Chicago Restaurant Coop), Michael Babin (Neighborhood Restaurant Group), Michael Curtin (DC Central Kitchen), Todd Gray (Equinox), Nora Pouillon (Restaurant Nora), Andy Shallal (Bus Boys and Poets), and Michael Sternberg (Market Tavern).


Eddie Richard

Richard’s Fruit Market

Eddie Richard of Richard’s Fruit Market sets up the apple display to prepare for students as they line up for apple day.

 Diane Robinson Knapp

Diane Robinson Knapp

 Diane Robinson Knapp, co-chair of the Urban Food Task Force with granddaughter Claire to celebrate Food Day.

 VP Aristide Collins and Chief of Staff Barbara Porter

VP Aristide Collins and Chief of Staff Barbara Porter

VP Aristide Collins and Chief of Staff Barbara Porter show their support for Apple day/Food Day with the George statue.

University Events team

University Events team

Ociola Newby and The University Events team working and having fun in support of GW’s annual Apple Day tradition.

Chef Rob

Chef Rob Demonstration

Chef Rob’s healthy cooking demonstration at the Deanwood Recreation Center for the UFTF/Rodham pop up produce/health screening event.

Chef Rob Donis with Jennifer Hamilton

Chef Rob Donis with Jennifer Hamilton

 University Chef Rob Donis with Jennifer Hamilton, the Seniors Coordinator at DC Parks & Recreation Department display some of the beautiful produce donated to residents for pop-up event.

Urban Food Task Force

Urban Food Task Force

DC Council Member Yvette Alexander(D-7) with GW student volunteers from Food Justice Alliance, Medical Health Sciences, GW Hospital, Center for Civic Engagement, Rodham Institute and the Urban Food Task Force.