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Sunday, June 18 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Power to the Pop-Up

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Can pop-up restaurants exist as a sustainable, integral, and vibrant part of a city’s food system? The Detroit Pop-up Alliance says hell yes. DPA empowers Detroit’s pop-up food entrepreneurs to succeed by cultivating community, providing access to individual consulting, and creating opportunities for professional development at no cost to members. This panel brings together DPA members – both born Detroiters and global voices – to share their stories and explore the humble pop-up restaurant as a catalyst for positive forces.

Presenters
avatar for Harriette Brown

Harriette Brown

Sisters on a Roll
Sisters on a Roll is a ministry of willing hearts and helping hands giving you the Flavor Of Love. Seeing food as a universal gift to be shared we give you Food prepared from the heart with the soul in mind... Bringing the FLAVOR of Love one bite at a time.
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Nick George

Detroit Pop-up Alliance
Nick George is a co-founder of the Detroit Pop-up Alliance and owner of Dr. Sushi. He got his food world start working prep at Japanese market and sushi bar Noble Fish. After years of making food for friends and family on weekends he started getting gigs catering parties as a pri... Read More →
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Julién Godman

Founder, Tonic & Juice
Julién Godman is an Armenian-American born in Detroit and raised on the road - following his mother's scholastic and nomadic journey. Since 2007, Julien has been actively involved in Detroit's social, civic, culinary and artistic communities. Today, he is a food and culture blog... Read More →
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Dorothy Hernandez

Managing editor, Hour Media
I am an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of print and digital journalism experience. | | I am a versatile journalist with copy editing, writing and reporting skills for print and the Web. I have won awards at The Detroit News and Chicago Tribune's RedEye edition... Read More →
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Zoe Minikes

Detroit Pop-Up Alliance
Zoe Minikes is a designer, community organizer, and pop-up food lady. She is a co-founder of the Detroit Pop-up Alliance, half of Peace Meal Kitchen, a co-organizer of the Detroit Kite Festival, and an occasional collaborator with The Work Department.
avatar for Shaquana Robertson-Suggs

Shaquana Robertson-Suggs

Potluck Kitchen
Serving nostalgic soul-food favs, focusing on taste, quality & freshness. Connecting with unique brands & popping up at dope venue spaces around the city.
avatar for Emily Staugaitis

Emily Staugaitis

Bandhu Gardens
Bandhu Gardens recognizes existing gardening and culinary talents and efforts of Bangladeshi women in Detroit and helps amplify and expand their opportunities. We work with gardeners and restaurants to supply traditional South Asian produce, now grown locally, to the broader food... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
State Hall: Room 106