Our special guest speaker this year will be Caroline Love, who is the VP of Operations at Hampton Creek, producer of Just Mayo!
Caroline Love has been building Hampton Creek for 3 years, creating a more sustainable and kind food system through mainstream partnerships with the largest food companies in the world.
Hampton Creek is a technology company selected by Bill Gates as one of three companies shaping the future of food. At Hampton Creek, the team is pioneering in healthy food through plants that replicate the functionality of unsustainable foods, like chicken’s eggs. Their plant database is set to make plants the go-to ingredients for large scale food manufacturing instead of animal proteins, making the use of animals in the food system obsolete.
Caroline is the head of Hampton Creek’s Operations team, driving global change in the world of food by providing companies like 7-Eleven, Friday’s, Starbucks, Costco, General Mills and Compass Group – the largest food service company in the world – a drastic reduction in cost, and an increase in a safe and stable food supply chain by making the switch to Hampton Creek’s delicious products and ingredients in massive food operations.
She is also responsible for working closely with Hampton Creek’s culinary team on new product launches, like the upcoming Just Scramble debut – the world’s first plant that scrambles and tastes just like a chicken’s egg – set to revolutionize the world, and breakfast.
During her first two and a half years at the company, Caroline directed national retail relationships, and launched partnerships with the top retailers in the world for Hampton Creek’s first two products: Just Mayo and Just Cookie Dough.
Prior to joining Hampton Creek, Caroline worked as an anchor and investigative TV journalist.
Caroline is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and studied entrepreneurship at Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco and has been a passionate vegan since the age of 15.