Meet the Let’s Talk About Food team
Louisa Kasdon is the CEO and Founder of Let’s Talk About Food. In this capacity, Louisa has created over 50 food and health based public events in Boston that bring the public and experts together to deepen their understanding of the role of food in our world. Her producing partner is the Boston Globe, and institutional partners include the Museum of Science, Harvard University, the New England Aquarium, Project Bread, Northeastern University, the Boston Public Library, and the Harvard/MIT Broad Center and the Cambridge Science Festival among others.
Louisa is also a Boston based-journalist with over 500 published articles and several books on food, business and health for national, regional, and international publications. Kasdon was the food editor of the Boston Phoenix for 15 years, and a senior editor at Natural Health and Boston Magazine.
Jennifer Garrett is a freelance project manager and event producer specializing in partnership development. After a 15 year career in retail supply chain and consumer product life cycle management, she decided to follow her passion for engaging audiences through creating unique and thoughtful educational events, joining the Lectures and Special Programs team at Boston’s Museum of Science as Associate Producer in 2010. During her time at the museum she had the opportunity to work with luminaries such as actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, theoretical physicist and string theorist Brian Greene, and food journalist Mark Bittman. With a focus on local food, her freelance clients have included the Nantucket Wine Festival, Massachusetts Cheese Guild, The Trustees of reservations, and the City of Boston Office of Food Initiatives.
Leigh Vincola is a writer, editor and freelance culinary professional. Her work involves marketing, sales, writing, branding, events and PR for food related business and organizations. Raised in Boston with dual US and Italian citizenship, she is most inspired by seasonal New England, and regional Italian foods. As the former Director of Marketing for Edible Boston, Leigh has a deep appreciation for the region’s farms, producers, restaurants and chefs. Leigh also has ten years’ experience as professional writer, editor and writing coach. Her focus is on lifestyle article, e-book and web content writing, as well as non-fiction manuscript editing and development. Her writing has been published in local and international magazines and she is working on a full length manuscript. Leigh holds a bachelor’s degree in sustainable agriculture and master’s degree in English/non-fiction writing.