Arlin Wasserman is the founder of Changing Tastes, a values-driven consultancy firm that provides business strategy and culinary consulting to Fortune 500 companies, growth stage restaurant and hospitality businesses, investors, and the philanthropic sector.
Arlin and his firm have helped identify and catalyze some of the most significant shifts in the way business and consumers think about food. They have spearheaded award-winning initiatives, including General Mills first sustainability management program, Organic Trade Associations’ industry-wide initiative linking organic farming and public health, National Farm to School Network’s strategic plan, the foodservice industry’s standards for sustainable seafood, and the now popular Plant-Forward™ culinary strategy.
Prior to founding Changing Tastes, Arlin served as Sodexo’s first vice president of sustainability and corporate responsibility, as well as a member of its executive team and executive sponsor for culinary and nutrition in North America. He created the company’s Better Tomorrow™ sustainability program, which was the first foodservice sustainability strategy to integrate both environmental sustainability and public health, and among the first to use environmental, animal, and social welfare as defining principles for both sourcing and menu design.
Arlin also works with the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to create the Menus of Change initiative. He now helps lead the initiative and chairs its Sustainable Business Leadership Council
Arlin’s commentary on food sustainability and public health has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Fortune, CNN.com, and National Public Radio. Learn more at changingtastes.net. (Lenox, MA).