John is an engaging speaker and educator. He is often called upon for interviews, keynote speaking engagements, consulting, and also leads sustainable food workshops at various events. For inquiries please contact us.

 

 

 

Prior Speaking Engagements

Contract Foodservice Action Project – Working with Food Service Management Companies
April 7 & 8, 2015, Farm to Institution New England (FINE), Amherst, MA

Feeding the Future
March 27, 2015, CT College, New London, CT

Buying Local Food at Camp – The Whys and Hows
March 18 & 19, 2015, Tri-State Camp Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

The Future of Sustainable Food
February 25, 2015, The Compass Group, Miami, FL

Sustaining Ourselves, Our Customers and the Environment – One Step at a Time
February 6, 2015, The National ACA Conference, New Orleans, LA

End of the Rainbow – Examples of Farm to Hospital Initiatives,
January 19, 2015, The Becker Forum / Cornell University, Syracuse, NY

Changing Our Lives, One Meal at a Time The Sustainable Food Revolution,
October, 23, 2014, Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT

Green Vision: What it Means to Run a Sustainable Food Business Just & Holy Food Conference,
September 14, 2014, Common Ground School, New Haven, CT

Growing Farm to Institution NOFA Summer Conference,
August 10, 2014, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Bids & Contracts: Essential Tools for Local Food Procurement Revisioning Sustainability Conference,
June 23, 2014, Farm to Institution New England, University of Massachusetts, Amhesrt, MA

Key Note Address, Annual Farm Day,Northfield Mount Herman School,
May 9, 2014,  Northfield, MA

Strategies for Building Powerful & Effective Farm to Institutions Networks National Farm to School Conference,
April 15 – 18, 2014, Austin, TX

20/20 Vision – The Future of Food Service Consulting
April, 11, 2014, Food Service Consultants International Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Sustainability in Healthcare Symposium,
March 25, 2014, Dayton, OH

Sustainable Food – What is it and Why Should We Care?, Three Rivers Community College,
March 12, 2014, Norwich, CT

Key Note Address, North American Camp Foodservice Conference,
March 5, 2017, Lake George, NY

Sustainable Food – What is it and Why Should We Care? Connecticut College,
February 18, 2014, New London, CT

Key Note Address, Food Day 2013,
October 22, 2013 Yale University, New Haven, CT

The Operational Impact of Farm to Table Webcast, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine,
July 30, 2013

Intro to the World of Sustainable Food Service, Lincoln Technical Institute,
July 11, 2013, Hartford, CT

Overcoming the Barriers to Improving School Food, National Green Schools Alliance Annual Conference,
February 23, 2013, West Palm Beach, FL

A Balanced Approach to Sustainable Change in Food Service, Ohio Association of School Business Officers,

November 20, 2012, Dublin, OH

From Land and Sea: Food for the Good of Connecticut League of Women Voters,

October 27, 2012, Trumbull, CT

Key Note Address CT NOFA’s 30th Annual – Winter Conference  
March 3, 2012 – Manchester Community College – Manchester, CT

Georgia Organics – Plow Forward
February 24-25, 2012, Columbus, GA

Food Day Celebration – Co-presenter with Amy Kalafa
October 24, 2011, Greenwich & Southport, CT

Overcoming the Barriers to Improving School Food-Food Day 2011 – Co-presenter with Amy Kalafa
October 21, 2011, Connecting for Change Conference, 10/21, New Bedford, MA

Sustaining Ourselves and the Environment-1 Step at a Time—Michigan Green HealthCare Conference
October 5, 2011, Traverse City, MI

What is ―Sustainable Food Systems?—ANSA (Association of Nutrition Services Agencies Annual Conference)
August 10, 2011, Boston, MA

Overcoming the Barriers and Challenges of Improving School Food
Building The Future – Green Schools Alliance NYC 2011: 4th Annual Spring Conference & Resource Fair
April 9, 2011, NY, NY

How to Feed the Brain: Cost-Effective ways to Bring Healthy Food and Wellness Programs into Schools
Yale School of Management
March 25, 2011, Yale University, New Haven, CT

NACUFS Regional Conference—Sustainability in Food Service: Where are we Now?
March 13-15, 2011, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems, including author Bill McKibben, 350.org, Frances Beinecke, National Resource Defense Council, and John Turenne
May 26, 2011, Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT

Food Service: Leading the Way to Wellness—Keynote—Sustaining Ourselves and the Environment
Solutions 4 event (sponsored by Association for Healthcare Foods Service (AHF), Food Consultants Society International (FCSI),
Society for Food Service Management (SFM) and National Association of College and University Food Service (NACUFS).
January 21, 2011, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Institutional Food Market Workshop
“Farm to Institution – A Reality”
Friday, November 5, 2010, Bellarmine University

Eat Local, Eat Healthy and Help Save the Planet, Too
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, Quinnipiac University

Sun Valley Harvest Festival
John Turenne will be cooking live – Cook Once, Serve Twice, Satisfied Thrice!
September 24, 2010, Sun Valley, Idaho

CT NOFA’s 10TH Annual Taste! Organic Festival
“Taste! is an annual event designed to celebrate Connecticut’s bounty as the only local and organic festival in the state”
Sunday, September 19, 2010, Manchester Community College

NAMA OneShow 2010
“Sustainable Food Opportunities in the Vending Industry”
April 28, 2010 , Chicago, Illinois

MCLA Seminar Series Tackles Campus and Community Sustainability
“Campus and Community Sustainability”
Thursday, April 1, 2010, Massachusetts College Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
ICCR – Meeting the Demand
Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Washington, DC

Building a Sustainable Food Program – Step by Step, College & University Food Service Professionals
January 6, 2009, San Diego, CA

Sustainability and the Future of Institutional Food, Food Service and Design Industry
October 28 & 29, 2008, Dallas, TX

Sustainability and the Future of Food, School Food Service Managers
August 25, 2008, New York, NY

Sustainability and the Future of Food, Unilever R&D Staff
August 12, 2008, Chicago, IL

Sustainability and the Future of Food, Public School Nutrition Professionals
July 24, 2008, Philadelphia, PA

Setting up a Local Food Purchasing Program, College & University Food Service Professionals
April 23, 2008, Webinar – Nationwide

Sustainability and the Future of College Food, Upper Midwest Sustainability Conference
April 19, 2008, Decorah, IA

A Whole Team Approach & Building Support, Healthcare Food Service Professionals
April 10 & 11, 2008, London, England

Sustainable Food Service – Niche or Necessity?, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
March 25, 2008, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sustainability and the Future of College Food to Students, Administrators & Staff
March 19, 2008, Saratoga Springs, NY

Winter Menus in New England, National Association of College and University Food Services
January 10, 2008, Storrs, CT

Understanding Sustainable Dining Options, College & University Food Service Professionals
November 14, 2007, Webinar — Nationwide

Farm-Fresh Cuisine, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
November 1, 2007, Hartford, CT

Focus the Nation — Sustainability in the Food World, Johnson & Wales University
October 18, 2007, Providence, RI

Sustainable Eating with John Turenne, Manchester Community College
October 11, 2007, Manchester, CT

Developing A Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy, National Association of College and University Food Services — National Conference
July 14, 2007, Seattle, WA

Seasonal Menus — Making Them Work For You, FoodMed Conference
June 29, 2007, Boston, MA

Food Service Moments Of Clarity, Keynote Address, University of California System — Sustainable Food Systems Conference
June 24, 2007, Santa Barbara, CA

Working With Local And Seasonal Ingredients, Bridgeport Urban Ecology Association
April 28, 2007, Bridgeport, CT

Returning To Our Roots, McCall, Idaho Farmer’s Market Consortium
April 21, 2007, McCall, ID

Sustainable Food Service — Niche or Necessity?, Fraser Health — Environmentally Responsible Health Care Conference
April 19, 2007, Vancover, BC

Sustainable Food Purchasing Policies, Community Food Security Coalition — National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
March 17, 2007, Baltimore, MD

Supply, Standards and Strategy, Sustainable Food Laboratory
February 15, 2007, London, Great Britain

Sustainable Food Service — Niche or Necessity?, Michigan State University
January 30, 2007, East Lansing, MI

A Sustainable Food Program — What will it Cost?, Food & Ethics Conference, Princeton University
November 17, 2006, Princeton, NJ

What is Sustainable Food And Why Should We Care?, Philips Andover Academy
November 13, 2006, Andover, MA

Healthy Customers, Healthy Profits, Food Management Magazine
November 6, 2006, Philidelphia, PA.

Food For Thought — Sustainable Food, Faculty In-service Training, Johnson & Wales University
November 3, 2006, Providence, RI

How is Food Connected To A Campus Sustainability Initiative?, Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium — Yale University
November 2, 2006, New Haven, CT

Mindfully Tasting, New Hampshire Department of Education
October 16, 2006, Concord, NH

Sustainable Food Purchasing Policies, Community Food Security Coalition — Bridging Borders International Conference
October 8, 2006, Vancouver, BC

Sustainability: An Opportunity For Hospital Food Service, Novation Audio Conference (Webinar)
October 3, 2006, Dallas, TX

Food Agriculture & Community Development In The Northeast, Green Mountain College
September 1, 2006, Poultney, VT

Food For Thought: Making Healthier Choices In Our Schools And Our Homes, Mattapoisett Public Schools
June 9, 2006, Mattapoisett, MA

Food For Thought: Making Healthier Choices In Our Schools And Our Homes, Redding Public Schools
May 24, 2006, Redding, CT

Food For Thought: Making Healthier Choices In Our Schools And Our Homes, Fairfield Public Schools
May 23, 2006, Fairfield, CT

Sustainable Food Service — What Is It And How Do We Adapt?, Keynote Speaker, Connecticut Food Policy Council — University of Connecticut
May 19, 2006, Storrs, CT

Sustainable Food Service — Niche or Necessity?, Emory University Sustainability Group & Food Service
May 8, 2006, Atlanta, GA

Sustainable Food Service — Niche or Necessity?, Lehman Alternative School
April 27, 2006, Ithaca, NY

Sustainable Food Service — Niche or Necessity?, Healthcare Without Harm — CleanMed
April 18, 2006, Seattle, WA

Working With Contract Companies, New York Coalition for Better School Food
March 31, 2006, Pocantico Hills, NY

The Unquowa School Story, National Association of Independent Schools — NAIS National Conference
March 1, 2006, Boston MA

Case Studies In Direct Marketing, Connecticut Farm Bureau
February 10, 2006, Cromwell, CT

What Is Sustainable Food And Why Should We Care?, St. George School
February 3, 2006, Newport, RI

Sustainable Food — What Does It Mean To Me As A Food Service Employee?
University of Connecticut Department of Dining Services

January 9, 2006, Storrs, CT

Food Service Employees, King Baudouin Foundation
December 1, 2005, Paris, France

Working With Your Employees, National Urban School Food Coalition
September 21, 2005, New York, NY

When Campus Dining Meets Nutrition, New Hope Natural Media – Natural Products Expo
September 17, 2005, Washington DC

Flavor, Quality & American Menus, Culinary Institute of America
September 13, 2005, Napa, CA

How Do You Incorporate A Sustainable Food Program Into Your School?
National Association of Independent Schools (N.A.I.S.) — Sustainability Workshop
June 23, 2005, Albany, NY

Putting Local Food On The Table, Community Food Security Coalition — National Farm-to-Cafeteria Conference
June 17, 2005, Gambier, OH

Incorporating Local Food Into Your Menus, Philips Academy – Exeter
May 1, 2005, Exeter, NH