Tessa Finkelstein

Tessa Finkelstein

Food Specialist

Tessa aims to keep their work at the nexus of food and conversation. They approach their work with curiosity, patience and humility, and practice care with a transformative justice lens in all of the people-centered work they do.

Their food knowledge is informed by several years of cooking and growing food in different environments, such as treatment centers, public schools, private residences and restaurants. They have also been mentored by chefs, cooks, food growers and caregivers who resonate with their belief that food is far more than sustenance—that it is a vehicle for connection and conversation and that foodways hold the stories of people.

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