2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Angel Veza

Capital, Innovation, & Engagement, Senior Manager



Angel Veza serves as ReFED's Capital, Innovation, & Engagement Senior Manager, working to catalyze adoption of top food waste solutions. She originally worked in the education field teaching underserved communities. After working with students for seven years, Angel received her Grade Diplome at the French Culinary Institute and worked through New York City’s top restaurants, including Morimoto and two-Michelin starred Atera, and with foodservice companies like Compass Group. During that time, she witnessed the significant amount of food being wasted in the hospitality industry and decided to work with the Food Waste team at World Wildlife Fund. As an expansion of that, she worked in supply chain and led strategic sourcing and procurement with a focus on food waste reduction at Manahtta Restaurant, part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City.


Wednesday, June 12

11:00am - 12:00pm

Turning the Tables: Sustainable Solutions and Strategies for Restaurant Operations

Breakout Session 1

In the restaurant industry, people often perceive waste as part of the cost of doing business. But what if we could flip the script? Pull up a seat as we unveil the untapped potential of food waste reduction in foodservice settings. Learn how forward-thinking establishments are rewriting the narrative, turning food waste reduction into a cornerstone of their business and operational strategies. This session will emphasize that food waste isn't simply a moral obligation but a transformative force reshaping the foodservice industry's landscape.

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