Louisa, Co-Director & Founder
Louisa Kasdon, a native Bostonian who “grew up in the shadow of Fenway Park,” has done many things, from business to owning restaurants to writing about restaurants and food. But to her, putting together chefs, food scientists, educators and the public is at the crux. As the founder and CEO of Let’s Talk About Food, Louisa revels in creating a “conceptual tent” where people can explore food—where it comes from, how it’s made, what impact food has on our lives.
“It’s always been my intention,” Louisa says, “not just to educate people but to make it enjoyable.”
Recently named a Cambridge Food Hero for 2018 and busy establishing a LTAF podcast, she says her “challenge is to create the legacy” for the future of food.
Annie, Co-Director & Founder
Annie B. Copps is a Boston-based chef, cooking instructor, international culinary tour guide, journalist, and food activist with more than 30 years of experience in the local and international food, travel, and public health arenas.
Annie has built her life and career around her passion for food, wine, and travel. For nearly three decades, she has worked in the international public health field and as a chef, magazine editor, television and radio show host and guest, food stylist, television producer, speaker, and consultant. Annie recently returned to Boston after four years traveling around the world teaching cooking classes and leading culinary tours in exotic locales. She currently works as a culinary instructor; program manager; freelance food, wine, and travel writer; restaurant consultant; and radio program host (WBZ AM1030 “Connoisseur’s Corner”).