2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Made in Brooklyn: A Craft Foods Revolution

Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Driskill Hotel
Driskill Ballroom
604 Brazos St


Commonly clichéd as hipster-made jams and kombucha—the Brooklyn Maker Movement has ignited a global appetite for artisanal products, forcing long-standing CPG manufacturers to rethink their production and innovation practices. Rooted in authenticity, community, seasonality, and sustainability — it begs the question: what does the future hold for this phenomenon and how will it affect our larger food ecosystem?
Join key leaders of the Brooklyn Maker Movement as they discuss their learnings, setbacks, and future aspirations. Panelists will include pioneers of the DIY food scene who are case studies of how to successfully scale an artisanal passion into a viable business as well as a James Beard award-winning journalist and Editor of Edible Brooklyn. This session will both inspire both aspiring food makers and passionate food lovers, and prove that the Maker Movement isn't a fleeting trend, but a lasting paradigm shift.


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Forbes Fisher


Steve's Ice Cream

At age 28, Forbes Fisher is the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Steve’s Ice Cream. Forbes joined Steve's after tasting the product and being totally awed by its integrity and ...

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Nicki Briggs


Nicki Briggs LLC

Recognized as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 ‘PR trailblazers,’ Nicki strives to bridge the gap between upstream brand strategy and downstream consumer messaging. As a Registered Dietitian, Nicki acts...

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Rachel Wharton


Edible Brooklyn

John Heath has worked both upstream and downstream in the creation of products and brands, giving him a unique perspective on what it takes to make brands and businesses commercially viable and lov...

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Shamus Jones

Founder + CEO

Brooklyn Brine

A self made chef, Shamus Jones got his culinary start at 15 years old working at a local restaurant. Initially driven by a need for cash to buy punk records and skateboards, he spent the next 14 ye...

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