Business of Design 15 April 2020
Design and the Future of Food
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



San Francisco

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Join us for a discussion about Design and the Future of Food in the age of pandemic. How is design solving issues for businesses transforming their models during COVID19?

Clement Mok, designer, entrepreneur and restauranteur will have an honest and inspiring conversation with Chloe Sorvino, Staff writer at Forbes for food, drink and agriculture.

In partnership with NextGenChef and San Francisco Design Week.

About NextGenChef
NextGenChef feeds members with the knowledge and tools they need to create concepts with purpose and succeed. We are a group of food entrepreneurs supported by industry experts and a global network of mentors and resources. Our mission is to create a community of food entrepreneurs supported by mentors and resources, while simultaneously encouraging healthy, accessible and regenerative food systems. Community. Education. Innovation.

About San Francisco Design Week

SF Design Week is an essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future. Hosting pop-ups all throughout the year.

Chloe Sorvino I Staff Writer at Forbes
I head up all coverage of food, drink and agriculture at Forbes, from profiling entrepreneurs and publicly traded companies in the magazine to managing the section's contributors. I lead the 30 Under 30 Food and Drink list and the Forbes Ag Tech Summits, with signature events in Salinas and Indianapolis. My six years of reporting at Forbes has brought me to In-N-Out Burger’s secret test kitchen, drought-ridden farms in California’s Central Valley, a billionaire-owned slaughterhouse in Omaha, and even a chocolate croissant factory designed like a medieval castle in Northern France. A package I worked on for the Financial Times, "The Cost of War," detailed the U.S. government's running price tag for its more than decade-long conflict in Afghanistan. The package won a 2014 Best in Business award by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for government reporting. My work has also been featured in NPR and Women's Wear Daily, among others.
Clemont Mok
Clement is a designer, digital pioneer, software publisher, app developer, author, design patent holder, restauranteur and serial start-up entrepreneur. Clement, a former creative director at Apple in the early 80’s, founded multiple successful design- and tech-related businesses. He was the Chief Creative Officer of Sapient, a Trustee of Art Center College of Design and the national president of AIGA. Mok transition to the restaurant business some 14 years ago. He's one of the co-founders of SUGARFISH, KazuNori and Nozawa Bar as well as a minority investor for a handful of related restaurants and food businesses — HiHo Cheeseburger, UOVO Pasta, and FirstLight Steak Club. He’s actively involved with shaping and adapting to the needs of the ever-changing food-culture of Los Angeles and New York. Mok, a 2008 AIGA Medalist & 2013 AIGA SF Fellow, has been published internationally and has received hundreds of awards from professional organizations and publications including I.D. 40 most influential designers, and Chief Executive Magazine, which named him 1998’s Tech 100 CEOs. He is an advisor and on the executive committee of the AIGA SF Board.