Learn how to cook. A simple but essential element to advancing food security, increasing the quality of food you eat and reducing food waste. That was one of the key points stressed by a panel of food experts Tuesday night at the Guelph Y.

The Let’s Talk About Food event drew about 75 people to hear more from those who make their living making, eating, selling and studying food. The panel included:

  • Pam Fanjoy, owner and executive chef of FanJoy Restaurant & Bar in Hillsburgh and Chopped Canada winner;
  • Shea Robinson, Executive Chef at Neighbourhood Group of Companies (Borealis, Miijidaa, Park Grocery and The Wooly);
  • Jeff Crump, executive at Pearle Hospitality, director of Bread Bar and author: Earth to Table Every Day;
  • Mike von Massow, associate professor of food, agricultural and resource economics at the University of Guelph.