We are a small sub committee of the Park Slope Food Coop dedicated to bringing informative screenings about timely food issues to the community. All screenings are FREE and open to the public.
|Jay Tran – Founder
Curator for both Brooklyn Food Conferences. Musician. Composer of soundtracks for two award winning documentaries The Visitors & Tenth Planet. Composer, producer, assistant editor for film and cable television. Songwriting includes a top 40 hit recorded by Felix Cavaliere for Epic records. Performs as a soloist and with his band as a singer, guitarist and keyboard player.
|Sean Kaminsky – Curator
Sean Kaminsky is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has tackled a broad range of topics – from social to political. Films he has directed and/or produced have been broadcast on networks ranging from PBS to HBO to Sundance Channel. His current directing project is Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds, a feature-length documentary that reveals the serious challenges that face one of our most overlooked natural resources: Seeds.
|Kurt Flamer-Caldera – Host
Kurt Flamer-Caldera, Plow to Plate’s Screening Host, is a branding and communications consultant who provides strategic and creative direction to clients that range from Fortune 500 firms to start ups, particularly in the high tech sector. He is also active on the Non GMO Labeling Committee at the Coop and is introducing his two sons to the ways of e-commerce by launching a fun line of boxer shorts on www.cyafly.com
|Nicole Peyrafitte – Poster Design & Publicity
Nicole Peyrafitte designs the posters for the Plow to Plate Film Series and manages publicity for events. Outside of the coop, she is a Pluridisciplinary Artist. You can see her work and learn more at: www.nicolepeyrafitte.com
|Margaret Maugenest – Safe Food Committee Squad Leader
Margaret is a painter who likes to work with silk and glass. She helps facilitate and coordinate the flow of tasks involved in Plow to Plate.
|Adam Rabiner – Writing & Publicity
Adam Rabiner lives in Ditmas Park with his wife Dina and two children, Elan and Ana. He writes a regular column for the Park Slope Food Coop’s Linewaiters’ Gazette newspaper and is also an occasional restaurant and food critic for BKLYNER.com.
|Alice Varon – Communications Coordinator & Web Master
Alice manages the Plow to Plate website and sends out notifications about upcoming film events to the Plow to Plate mailing list. Alice is Executive Director of Certified Naturally Grown. CNG offers peer-review certification for farmers and beekeepers who use natural practices free of synthetic chemicals and GMOs to produce food for their local communities. In 2010 Alice helped launch CNG’s apiary program to support and encourage natural beekeeping. In recent years she worked with experts to develop new CNG certification programs for aquaponics and mushroom producers. She is an active member of IFOAM-Organics International, serving as the North American representative on IFOAM’s PGS Committee, a group formed to support the development of grassroots certification programs like CNG that are built on trust, social networks and knowledge exchange.