Bertrand Weber

How can we change schools food infrastructures, reconnect our youth with where there food comes from, introduce them to food made from food and not manufactured and engage them in a sustainable healthy food system. Bertrand Weber and his Rethinking Minneapolis School Lunch initiative delivers a positive message on solutions and possible system change.

Bertrand Weber was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. At the age of 15 his family moved to the United States where his long career in restaurants began, starting in his father’s restaurant. He spent the next several decades climbing the culinary ladder in establishments along the East Coast from Back-of-House, to Maitre’d, until finally landing in Minneapolis as the Food and Beverage Director at the famous Whitney Hotel. From there, he continued his journey, not in traditional hospitality, but instead at Minneapolis Public Schools, where he is determined to transform what K-12 students in Minnesota eat at school. He is rebuilding schools’ kitchens, menus and ultimately changing what our kids love to eat.

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