As an outgrowth of her love of entertaining friends with surprising anecdotes about food history, Liz Birnbaum founded the Curated Feast in the Summer of 2015.
Liz has been dubbed a Culinary Mastermind by The Good Times newspaper, one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and was honored as Foodie of the Year and Writer of the Year by the Santa Cruz-based Nexties Awards. In her decade-long career in food, she has organized the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture conference in the West, traveled to Italy as a U.S. delegate for Slow Food, interviewed farmers coast-to-coast, raised money for organic research, and tuned 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 also curated more than a dozen exhibits, briefly co-owned a gallery, and founded a museum. She has been encouraged to explore the world for as long as she can remember, so that is what she continues to do.