Santa Clara University


First Winter Event is Coming Up!

Jeff Burrill:  Owner and Manager of Food Franchises in the Bay Area

Come listen to Jeff's success story and insights into the food franchise industry. Jeff serves as the president of Pangenera LLC, a franchisee of Panera Bread. He also owns and operates numerous Baja Fresh and Pizza Studio franchises in the Bay Area and Central Valley. Food and drinks are provided! RSVP here.


When: Thursday, November 6th, 8:35 - 9:45pm
Where: Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas Hall 126
Cost: Free! Catered by Panera Bread!


Future Events

Winter Quarter: Ike's Place and Peet's Coffee and Tea

Peet's_Coffee_&_Tea_logo IkesPlace

Two different perspectives on similar, privately held businesses and an opportunity to socialize over coffee/tea and a sandwich. This event is currently being planned.

Winter Quarter: Healthy Nutrition and Lifestyle (Yoga)

Co-sponsored event with Sports Business Network including a talk by a company in the healthy nutrition sector followed up by a yoga class. This event is currently being planned. 



Past Events

FAI Chocolate Event featuring Todd Masonis of Dandelion Chocolates

Chocolate Event with Todd Masonis




Gordon Biersch Tasting and Rebranding Event

Gordon Biersch Rebranding Event

The Food & Agribusiness Network and Marketing Network are excited to invite you to an exclusive Gordon Biersch Tasting and Rebranding Event!

Guests will have an opportunity to network, sample GB beer, and receive some great information from GB Founder, Dan Gordon. Dan will be speaking about the history of the brewery, the current rebranding process, and how GB will be marketing the new brand. Drinks and pizza will be served.

When: Friday, November 8th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Gordon Biersch Brewery

357 East Taylor Street, San Jose CA 95112



Annie's Homegrown: A Unique Approach to Sustainability

Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability at Annie's Homegrown Inc., talks about the company's attention to social responsibility, sustainability, and of course, taste!

Shauna Sadowski | Annie's Homegrown

Annie's has a unique approach to sustainability and greatly values organic products and responsible agriculture. The event will provide an opportunity for Santa Clara students and staff to hear more about the company through the eyes of an accomplished and dedicated member of the Annie's team.

Hosted by SCU Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI), co-sponsored by FAN and Net Impact (NI)

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