Ben McMenamin

Ben McMenamin

Founder, The Social Food Project

Ben McMenamin believes that food has the power to bring people together and catalyse social change. With over 10 years of experience as a chef and a degree from RMIT, he’s seen the results of this first-hand.

Ben uses his passion as a platform to act as a sustainability communicator, and has worked with a number of social initiatives, including the Food Know How project, OzHarvest, and Scarf Community Dinners. His engagement with sustainability extends to gardening. While at RMIT he created a project called Greening RMIT, dedicated to creating more urban gardens and increasing food literacy.

In 2015, Ben Co-founded the Fair Food Challenge, an organisation that aims to empower university communities to build fair, healthy, and accessible food systems.

At #GIF17, Ben will be running a workshop that seeks to answer the question, ‘how might we develop relationships between producers and eaters and establish a more connected food system?’.