Jamie Moore - Director of Sustainability and Sourcing at Eat'n Park
Jamie Moore is the Director of Sourcing and Sustainability at Eat'n Park Hospitality Group. Jamie quickly noticed a need to develop and maintain an innovative program that would separate Eat’n Park from their competitors. With this in mind, Jamie developed a local purchasing program called FarmSource. This program ensures that 20% of all site’s food supply is purchased in and around their communities. The FarmSource program has received national recognition in 2009 by the Glynwood Center for Connecting Communities, Farmers and Food.
Jamie Joins Sustainable Nation to Discuss:
Implementing local and sustainable food programs in restaurants
Developing relationships to advance sustainability initiatives
Sustainability opportunities in the food service industry
Advice and recommendations for sustainability leaders
Jamie's Final Five Responses:
What is one piece of advice you would give other sustainability professionals that might help them in their careers?
Build upon things that you and always be someone that can educate versus again, I guess it's not educate, listen, and then hopefully return with something that you can educate someone on that made sense, but I think education is a big thing and listening is another.
What are you most excited about right now in the world of sustainability?
I'm excited about the local incubators that are starting to pop and new makers that are starting to enter the marketplace.
What is one book you'd recommend sustainability professionals read?
I loved Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma. That was a great book and I'll call it a textbook to some extent because I feel that it was written very similar to a textbook. He did a good job on about our food system. I felt that Omnivore's Dilemma was a great book for it.
What are some of your favorite resources or tools that help you in the work that you do? It could be anything from websites, associations, technology, software programs, any type of resources?
A new organization that I just joined is the IFT Institute of Food Technologists. It is an international organization that focuses on food scientists. I went to a local group here in Pittsburgh and I was blown away and these were people that are in the same space. Food safety is a big part of that equation. One of the things that I noticed of the people that were in attendance to this meeting or some of the same little small makers that I've run into the I've certified or inspected over the course of my time here doing what I do. I was very taken back that they were in that room. They were active. They were trying to understand science behind food, which was really cool. The IFT is what I would recommend.
Where can our listeners go to learn more about you and the work that you're leading at Eat'n Park?
We have a website. I wish I could give you a Facebook page, but I don't have a personal Facebook page, but our website is http://www.enphospitality.com/.