(Noun) The brave souls who before sitting at any table to consume, seek out the company of others. Elbow to elbow, they join at table's edge in a curated celebration of history, geography, gastronomy, and nourishment. Feasters desire conviviality and knowledge of true sustenance — of their food and equally of its roots. Feasters feast with purpose and intimacy, drunken on stories of the edible divine. When finally they eat, they do so with history firmly on their side.
Founder & Curator
As an outgrowth of her interests in collaborating with chefs, florists, and historians, and her love of entertaining curious friends with surprising facts and anecdotes about food, Liz Birnbaum founded The Curated Feast in Summer 2015.
In her nearly decade-long career in food, she has also organized the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture conference in the West (the EcoFarm Conference), traveled to Italy as a U.S. delegate for Slow Food (for Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto), interviewed farmers coast-to-coast, and now, in addition to working at the Organic Farming Research Foundation by day, she has turned a party trick into a business (The Curated Feast). Liz has co-taught college courses on biodiversity and agriculture, botanical imperialism, and food geography. She has been encouraged to explore the world since before she can remember, so that is what she continues to do.