Saturday, October 21, 2017
Innis Town Hall
6:45 PM
Panel discussion following the film

Co-presented by: Second Harvest and FoodShare Toronto



Anna Chai, Nari Kye | USA | 2017 | Documentary | 85 min 

Slick, solution-oriented, and featuring Anthony Bourdain at his sardonic best, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste is that rare social issue documentary that’s every bit as entertaining as it is informative. Certainly, the film offers up its fair share of troubling facts—for instance, nearly a third of all food produced worldwide is wasted before it even reaches a plate—but directors Anna Chai and Nari Kye don’t belabour the failures of the global food system. Instead, they enlist Bourdain to introduce a roster of innovative chefs (including Dan Barber and Massimo Bottura) and enterprising thought leaders who are devising ingenious methods of maximizing sustainable food distribution. Equally importantly, they offer viewers suggestions on how they, too, can contribute to the effort, helping them to feel, in Bourdain’s inimitable words, “the smug self-satisfaction of doing the right thing!”

Nari Kye – Filmmaker

Nari Kye is an Emmy-winning Producer at Zero Point Zero. After graduating with a degree in film and television production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Nari began her production career as the second hire at the start of the company in 2004. And for the past 12 years, she’s worked on critically acclaimed, groundbreaking series, such as Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie, The 5 Layover, The Getaway, and Parts Unknown. Read More

Anna Chai – Filmmaker

Anna Chai is an Emmy Award-winning director and producer known for her work on the James Beard Award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef, The Layover with Anthony Bourdain, and This American Life. Anna received a BA in documentary filmmaking from Harvard University. WASTED! The Story of Food Waste is her first documentary feature.

Preceded By

The Poacher

Nicholas Jones | United Kingdm | 2016 | Short Film | 12 min | 14A

Traditional tracking methods allow an enterprising urban huntsman to supply London’s trendy eateries with hyper-local produce.


Tammara Soma

Tammara is a 2014 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholar and the Lead Researcher at the Food Systems Lab (, Canada’s first food waste social innovation lab. She is a Doctoral candidate in urban planning at the University of Toronto with a specialization in food waste. She coordinates food programming and research collaborations at New College and teaches the Food Matters I & II course. Tammara has served as a member of the steering committee of Food Secure Canada, and was one of the founding members of the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council (serving as its Vice-Chair from 2009 to 2010). Tammara blogs for the Huffington Post and is the Co-founder of the International Food Loss and Food Waste Studies group(

Norberto Caceres

Norberto Cáceres grew up in Argentina and moved to Toronto 15 years ago. He had the privilege to work under some of Toronto’s great Chefs gaining experience to help him manage his own kitchens, from small Irish pubs, Italian trattorias to fine dining catering, from organic butcher shops to museum cafeterias were his playground for 10 years. In the past 5 years, he’s moved to the Not-For-Profit sector, connecting his culinary expertise with his personal beliefs of Social Justice, working with different organizations around Food Security, capacity building, training, Social Purpose Enterprises and community work. Now, Regent Park Community Food Centre’s Community Chef thrives to transmit his passion for food and its industry as well as to work towards a more fair, inclusive and sustainable Food System.

Marzena Gersho

Marzena Gersho is the Director, Communications and National Programs at Food Banks Canada. Her role is focused on raising awareness of the issue of hunger across Canada and working to develop and execute programs and initiatives supporting the food bank network. Previously she held marketing and sales positions at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Unilever and Campbell Canada. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a B.A. from McMaster.


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