FEDBytes Sukkot Festival
FEDBytes is a series of virtual encounters to get to know your neighbor - whether in your neighborhood, city, or on the other side of the globe, as we are all connected. It's part of FED, founded by Deborah Fishman Shelby, which creates connection through culinary and artistic experiences, and through talks inspired by Jewish values. This special edition of FEDBytes, a virtual celebration of Sukkot, is curated by Mauricio Schuartz. The themes will range from gastronomy to music and social action, addressed by our Ushpizim, the guests of honor of our virtual Sukkah. The first 15 registered in each city (New York and São Paulo) will receive a box with snacks finely harmonized with each of the testimonials.
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About Our Speakers
Founder, KQi Produções
Mauricio Schuartz is a cultural producer who focuses on promoting street food as culture. He founded KQi Productions, which produces cultural projects such as books, poetry festivals, and movies. In 2012, he launched São Paulo’s first street food festival, Chefs na Rua (Chefs on the Streets), and is host and co-producer of a TV show with the same name in which he travels all over the world tasting street food and meeting the chefs and cooks behind it.
Co-Founder, The Wandering Chew / Director, Food Programming, Museum of Jewish Montreal
Kat Romanow is a Jewish food historian and she is passionate about using food as a medium to teach people about Jewish culture and history. She is the Director of Food Programming at the Museum of Jewish Montreal and is the co-founder of The Wandering Chew, whose mission is to share the diversity of Jewish stories through food. In both of her positions, she creates and leads cooking workshops and other food-related programs. Her favourite Jewish foods are Montreal bagels and a sabich drizzled with lots of amba.
Executive Director, La Cocina
Caleb Zigas is Executive Director of La Cocina, which cultivates low-income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses. He received a 2020 Leadership Award by the James Beard Foundation, was named a Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur, was recognized by Inc Magazine as one of "5 Community Organizers Making a Difference" and was nominated for the Basque Culinary Center World Prize. Caleb built the original infrastructure for La Cocina's award-winning incubator program, launched the San Francisco Street Food Festival, advocated for policy change in mobile food vending opportunities in the Bay and has been a part of more than 30 brick and mortar openings.
Owner, Roni-Sue's Chocolates
Rhonda Kave is an entrepreneur, chocolatier, and owner and operator of Roni-Sue's Chocolates. Rhonda has made chocolates for over twenty-five years as a passionate hobbyist, informed by years of cooking and baking courses at the New School & Peter Kump/ICE. After an intensive workshop with master chocolatier/teacher Jean-Pierre Wybauw she opened Roni-Sue's in October 2007. A big believer in continued learning and professional development, Rhonda frequently spends time in Belize with the farmers who grow the cacao beans for her chocolate.