2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Stefan Kalb

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Shelf Engine


Stefan is the Co-Founder and CEO who leads the talented Shelf Engine team. Stefan started his career in the food industry in 2009 when he founded Molly’s, a grab & go food company. While growing Molly's to over 400 regional retail locations, he encountered the problem of food waste first hand. Hungry for a better solution, Stefan co-founded Shelf Engine in 2016. He studied actuarial science and earned a degree in mathematics and economics from Western Washington University. Stefan feels most inspired by data showing the dramatic reduction of food waste and simultaneous business benefit that Shelf Engine makes possible for customers. His favorite thing about working at Shelf Engine is the team's tireless ability to innovate at warp speeds. When Stefan isn't making it happen at Shelf Engine, you can find him with his wife hunting for fresh tracks, on WhatsApp catching up with his family in France, or baking bread at 2am.


Wednesday, May 11th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Mainstage Session 2 - Stepping Up to the Plate: The Private Sector’s Role in Fighting Food Waste (Presented in partnership with Food Tank) 

Memorial Hall

Food businesses – from growers to manufacturers to retailers and foodservice providers – generate 63% of total food waste each year. Plus, their actions have a strong effect on how much food gets wasted by consumers too. But the private sector is also leading the way in implementing solutions to reduce food waste. Join food business leaders and leading solution providers in a series of spirited discussions about the important role of the private sector in food waste reduction, the power it holds to enact change, and the ways it is living up to that responsibility.

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