The Baum Forum
The Baum Forum is a program of conferences and seminars held periodically to focus public and restaurant industry attention on food and agricultural issues. It's mission is to stimulate debate and help create informed decision-makers, from culinary students and professional food and beverage purchasers to home chefs and public policy makers.
While the Baum Forum's emphasis has been on bringing compelling topics to the discussion table and on fostering dialogue among a variety of participants, the seriousness of the issues is tempered with culinary demonstrations and classes, practical workshops, and a good amount of sustainably produced regional food and wine.
The program offers a broad range of perspectives and engages experts from a
diversity of fields. Baum Forum speakers include farmers and other food
producers, chefs and restaurant owners, retailers, policy makers, consumer
advocates, journalists, and scientists.