Speakers

Josh Mellinger
Fresh Food Supply Chain Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Josh is a Fresh Food Supply Chain leader, with extensive experience in sustainable supply chain, fresh food operations, and food waste reduction services. He is currently developing highly dynamic and agile supply chains, which use cutting-edge digital and analytics solutions to enhance how food is purchased, harvested, transported, and served to customers.

During his tenure at Deloitte Consulting LLP, he has helped his food & beverage clients reduce $250M+ of food waste and generate $1B+ of verified value. His work has been spotlighted in numerous publications as a blueprint for how innovative supply chain solutions can provide more nutritional, affordable, high-quality food to customers that looks better, lasts longer, and feeds families (not garbage cans).

His specialties include advanced analytics, supply chain transparency, holistic freshness management, intelligent quality control, lean operations, resource optimization, resilient sourcing, and large-scale digital supply network transformations.

Kyle Tanger
US Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLC

Kyle is a managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP where he leads the US Environmental Sustainability Consulting practice. With more than 20 years of experience, he has led supply chain and sustainability engagements for some of the world’s largest companies, resulting in more than $5Billion in identified value for clients. Previously, he served as CEO & President of ClearCarbon which was acquired by Deloitte in 2010. Kyle also participates on multiple Fortune 500 sustainability advisory boards.

Specific to food, Kyle has led multiple large fresh food initiatives to increase profitability and revenues, leveraging robust analytics and digital supply network solutions.  He led the first the creation of ReFED, the first comprehensive roadmap for food waste reduction in the US.

Joel Gamoran
Host for A&E’s Hit Series “Scraps”

Chef Joel Gamoran, best known as the host for A&E’s hit series “Scraps,” has become one of the nation’s most well-known sustainability storytellers.

Joel is a graduate of both the Culinary Institute of America and the Culinary Institute of Florence.  He spent over ten years as a National Chef for Sur La Table.  In 2018 Joel put his passion on paper with the release of his book “Cooking Scrappy” (Harper Collins), inspiring home cooks to turn scraps into delicious meals.  Joel also makes monthly appearances on NBC’s Today Show, sharing his recipes and sustainability tips to a worldwide viewership.

Joel’s latest endeavor was the launch of Brown Banana in April 2020.  Brown Banana is a digital media publication established to help people cook with purpose.  Through entertainment, creativity, humility, and education, this publication brings people together with a common goal of getting good food on the table while being mindful of waste.

Joel and his wife Angiolina live in Seattle, WA with their son Jonah.  When they’re not in the kitchen together, they enjoy the beautiful outdoors, taking  in the stunning sights of Seattle.