Jen Agg knows a thing or two about building a successful business. In fact, she’s put together a culinary empire full of them. Praised for her “psychic powers” in reimagining the ways people eat & drink, Jen’s developed a slew of trend-setting restaurant endeavours. Her success comes in part to her ability to speak to the wants of the young & old: youth wanting to feel refined and the mature wanting to feel cool. In this presentation Jen shares stories from her struggles, breakthroughs and success in setting trends & building businesses.
Harassment & Sexism
Jen Agg frequently calls out heavy hitters in the restaurant world for not doing enough to combat discrimination and harassment in their kitchens. She believes that if people started having more open discussions about harassment and sexism in the kitchen, they’d be one step closer to stopping it. This presentation draws on examples found with the restaurant industry & Jen’s experiences to explore practical solutions to put an end to the problem.
Fighting the Patriarchy
Jen Agg is one of the hospitality industry’s leading feminist voices. She brings a confidence, wit & persistence in her messages advocating for change in an industry where most women don’t speak out because they report to male employers. In this talk, Jen inspires audiences raise their voices & help create social change.