Fighting food waste since 2011.
For the past six years, Cam and Mia have been on a mission to reduce food waste in America. Since 2015 through Eatable they've worked with restaurant and foodservice industry leaders in food waste reduction to develop their waste diversion programming. Previously, as college students they cofounded Food Recovery Network, a national nonprofit that has empowered college students on over 200 college campuses across the country to recover and donate over two million pounds of perfectly good surplus food.
Cam Pascual, principal
Cam provides clients with support in building their food waste reduction strategies and extracting actionable insights from their waste data, from conducting waste sorts to characterize waste streams at Compass Group to using data analysis to explore Darden Restaurant's 14-years-running food donation program. Previously, Cam served as Food Recovery Network's first Director of Innovation and Operations where she built partnerships and initiatives that kept FRN at the forefront of the food recovery space, and shared her FRN story in a TEDx Talk. She holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Maryland with a minor in international development, and loves storytelling at the intersection of science, art and data.
Mia zavalij, principal
Mia supports clients in their efforts to reduce food waste and serves as Eatable's Communications Director. She helps foodservice leaders create company-wide food waste reduction strategies and provides guidance on starting waste diversion programs. Mia also shares stories of food waste leaders in communities across the country through the Eatable blog, Twitter and by connecting with local community partners. Mia was Food Recovery Network's first Director of Development and has raised over $1 million in funding for the organization. She studied Anthropology and minored in Sustainability at the University of Maryland, and is passionate about understanding how our culture plays a role in sustainability; whether that means looking at how much food we waste as a society or what motivates communities to take action on an issue.