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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Piper Davis

Date: 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT October 12, 2017 Location: JR Howard, Room 302

JR Howard, Room 302

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Piper Davis, Partner in Grand Central Bakery

Come listen to this dynamic alumna speak about the sustainable food movement and the resulting issues regarding organics, distribution, local businesses, and ethical business practices. A respected speaker nationwide, Piper returns to Lewis & Clark, where she started her journey and met her closest friends.

Piper Davis is a partner at Grand Central Bakery in Seattle and Portland, a regional family of 10 cafes and artisan bakeries. Through her 22 year career at the bakery she has driven Grand Central Bakery’s commitment to working with local ingredients and responsible farmers and ranchers. Following her graduation from Lewis & Clark, Piper received training in pastry at the National Baking Institute, where she completed the Viennoiserie program. She is a member of The Bread Bakers Guild of America, Slow Food, and a frequent speaker at good food movement events, most recently at The NY Times “The Future of Food in Portland,” part of the Time’s “Look West” series and at UC Boulder’s, Conference on World Affairs. An avid baker, cook and good food provisioner, she is the author of “The Grand Central Baking Book” and is Board Chair of the national nonprofit Chefs Collaborative, a network of 12,000 chefs and food professionals dedicated to sustainable food becoming second nature.


Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship

Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!