Green Festival Speakers

Wendy Stuart


Wendy Stuart crafts and implements fresh, economically-viable, long-term solutions that connect the dots across the foodscape. She co-founded the Wide Net Project, a non-profit that addresses seemingly unrelated issues — increasing healthy food access and safeguarding the environment. Her consulting practice, Food Works Group, is involved in a variety of projects, including commercial kitchens, rooftop gardens, farm-to-table sourcing, food recovery, product development, and healthy solutions for hunger relief. Previously, she managed the inaugural Food Day campaign for Washington, D.C.

Before entering the food world, Wendy consulted on renewable energy projects. She also worked as a university instructor, as a chef at Primo Restaurant under Melissa Kelly, and on farms around the globe. She holds a master’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in sustainable food systems from the Universita di Scienze Gastronomiche in Italy, and a degree from the Culinary Institute of America.