Columbia Bizcast: A Feast of Social Change

We invite you to enjoy a special three-course podcast, as we revisit a trio of conversations with CBS alumni whose food-based businesses are making a social impact.

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Photo of April Tam Smith: by Allison Michael Orenstein, courtesy of Columbia Magazine

First, we speak with Eat Offbeat, the New York-based catering company founded by Wissam Kahi ’04 and his sister Manal Kahi, SIPA ’15. Eat Offbeat hires refugees and trains them to prepare cuisine from their native countries. Next, we check in with April Tam Smith ’10 who, in addition to her day job on Wall Street, opened P.S. Kitchen. This Times Square vegan restaurant donates 100 percent of its profits to organizations that support sustainability, and provides jobs to recent immigrants and the previously incarcerated. Last, we end with some life lessons/business advice from Beyond Meat founder Ethan Brown, ’08, who talks about the benefit of listening to your heart and being patient with what it tells you.

Do you have a story to share about the way food is improving the world? Let us know.

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