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Zak Weston

Zak Weston

Foodservice & Supply Chain Manager
The Good Food Institute (GFI)

Zak works at the Good Food Institute (GFI), an international nonprofit focused on creating a healthy, just, and sustainable food system through plant-based, fermentation-derived, and cultivated protein innovation. He consults with leading foodservice operators, food manufacturers, growth-stage startups, and alternative protein supply chain companies to help increase the quality and quantity of their plant-based meat, egg, and dairy offerings and meet the growing consumer demand for alternative protein foods. Zak's expertise includes upstream supply chains, production and processing infrastructure, ingredients and inputs, B2B startups, foodservice channels, and contract manufacturing for alternative proteins. Zak's work with GFI is focused on identifying key challenges and opportunities at every step of the alternative protein value chain, building relationships with existing and prospective suppliers, promoting alternative proteins in public and private forums, and producing high-value analysis and resources. An active member of the Effective Altruism community, Zak holds a B.A. in business management and joined GFI after several years of experience in sales and working with startups.

Speaker Agenda

Trends in alternative proteins

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02:00 PM
02:20 PM

A survey of developments in alternative protein supply chains — including infrastructure, ingredients, and the contract manufacturing ecosystem — based on new analysis showing the gaps between...

Keynote Session

The Future of Protein Production Summit !

The World's Leading Event For Sustainable Protein Production

21st - 23rd February 2023 | Online
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