Arlin Wasserman is 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 has 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 the first sustainability management program for a major food company, General Mills, creating the Organic Trade Associations’ industry-wide initiative linking organic farming and personal health benefits and accelerate growth in the market for organic food mark, the National Farm to School Network’s strategic plan, precompetitive efforts in the foodservice industry to promote sustainable seafood, and creating the now popular Plant-Forward dining strategy.
Arlin recently worked with the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to create the Menus of Change initiative and as the inaugural chair the Institute’s its Sustainable Business Leadership Council from 2012-2019.
Arlin also 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.
Learn more at www.changingtastes.net.