Advisory Council

The BFI Advisory Council is comprised of individuals external to the University who serve to advance BFI’s mission and programs through subject matter expertise, fundraising support, and strategic advising.

Advisory Council Members

Bruce Aidells

Founder, Aidells Sausage Company; cookbook author

Clayton Chan

Chief operating officer, San Francisco Soup Company

Bob Epstein

Co-founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs; founding funder and current Executive Committee member

Andrew Judd

Director of Development, Rausser College of Natural Resources

Cheryl Lew

Culinary Faculty, Laney College; Owner, Montclair Baking and Consulting

Doug Lipton

Co-founder/owner, Healdsburg Shed, and Principal, Lipton Environmental Group

Steve Silberstein

Trustee, UC Berkeley Foundation; founding funder, Berkeley Food Institute; retired co-founder, Innovative Interfaces Inc.

Dana Slatkin

Proprietor, Beverly Hills Farmgirl; chef, cookbook author, and food blogger; founding funder, Berkeley Food Institute

Aliza J. Sokolow

Food stylist/photographer, chef, author of This Is What I Eat

Marion Standish

Vice president, Enterprise Programs, California Endowment

L. Ann Thrupp

Former Executive Director, Berkeley Food Institute

Jen Upson

Garden and Nutrition Educator, Woodside Elementary School