Supper Series: Feeding Your Passions


Gain mentorship from
Hillary Reinsberg of The Infatuation
Mollie Chen of Hungryroot
Adriana Urbina of The Table
Vallery Lomas of Foodie in New York
Sujean Lee of Milk Bar

Moderated by:
Shanika Hillocks of bread & Butter


Time & Place
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
6:30 PM

Dobbin St 64 Dobbin St Brooklyn, NY 11222


About the event
On April 30th, our next MoxxieMade Supper Series kicks off with an amazing panel of foodie experts on the topic of Feeding Your Passions. Join us for a rooted, raw and real discussion on what it means to live a life full of passion.

Come enjoy a delicious meal, dynamic dialogue, and an opportunity to build meaningful relationships in an intimate setting with both like-minded peers and our courageous speakers.

Event Flow
After mingling at the cocktail hour, the event starts off with a panel discussion with our incredible speakers and followed by a family-style shared meal to form friendships and gain true mentorship. Oftentimes, with panel discussions, speakers are put on a pedestal. At our event, we want to give all women a seat at the table, letting you dine side-by-side with your girl crushes.

You will love this if you want - 
• One-on-one mentoring from power-house women
• To form authentic relationships with both the speakers and like-minded women
• To connect with an intimate group of women on topics that matter
• A courage-boost for your daily life
• To enjoy delicious food, wine, and great company



About our Wise Women Speakers

Hillary Reinsberg

Editor In Chief of The Infatuation and Zagat. As The Infatuation's first hire, Hillary has overseen the editorial expansion of the restaurant review platform and its signature voice into cities across the U.S and U.K. With The Infatuation's 2018 acquisition of the legendary restaurant guide Zagat from Google, Hillary is now also working on developing that brand and platform. Previously, Hillary was an early member of BuzzFeed's news team, and as a writer and editor there covered everything from New Hampshire's election of the first all-female state delegation to viral trends on YouTube. She was recently recognized on the Media section of Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.

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Adriana Urbina

Co-founder of The Table and three-time winner of the Food Network’s Chopped. Originally from Venezuela, she refined her talents at top international culinary programs including L'Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse in France and Sumito Estévez’s Instituto Culinario Caracas in Venezuela, before serving as an apprentice at Spain’s Michelin 3-star restaurant, Martín Berasategui.

In NYC, she held the title of executive chef at the James Beard-award winning Nolita eatery, De Maria. Additionally, Adriana is a three-time winner of the Food Network’s Chopped; her most recent victory was on the highly competitive "Chopped Grand Championship" – she is the only Latin-American female chef to have won the title. Beyond her work in the kitchen, Urbina is also a passionate activist. Her ongoing mission is to use her unique culinary expertise as a voice to shine a light on meaningful causes that support immigration reform, women’s rights, and aid to those in need in her home country of Venezuela. Her most recent project was feature in Forbes and it’s called The Table. A platform that gives paid opportunities to womxn in the food industry to showcase their work to a wider audience.

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Sujean Lee

Chief Operating Officer of Milk Bar. She brings her expertise in building consumer brands to run all facets of the global business spanning brick-and-mortar retail, e-commerce, consumer packaged goods, and brand experiences. As COO, Sujean is responsible for corporate strategy and operations, business development, finance, talent acquisition, and sales and marketing. Prior to Milk Bar, she was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Chobani, reporting directly to the founder and CEO. She launched Chobani’s corporate social responsibility platform, co-founded the Chobani Women's Leadership Forum, and was founding President of the Chobani Foundation. Sujean began her career in the federal government, serving as Assistant Staff Secretary to the President at The White House, where she prepared the President’s daily briefing book.

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Mollie Chen

VP of Brand and Customer Experience at Hungryroot, the direct-to-consumer healthy packaged food company that makes it easy to eat healthy. She is a cofounder of Birchbox, the beauty ecommerce site, where she built the brand, community, and content strategy for six years. In addition to her current role at Hungryroot, Mollie is an advisor to early stage consumer companies, including Collective Retreats and Misfit Foods. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter, where she spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about food and general life optimization. 

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Vallery Lomas

Food blogger and winner of ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show.” A casting director for ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show” discovered Vallery’s Instagram account @FoodieInNewYork, and urged her to audition for the 2017 season. Vallery was cast as a contestant and ended up winning the season.  She has since appeared on CNN, the Hallmark Channel, ABC, and Fox. She presented at the 2018 James Beard Awards, and has joined the board for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.  She has been featured in People Magazine, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Variety, Grubstreet, the Chicago Tribune, Food & Wine, and many others.

Prior to becoming a "full time foodie," Vallery worked as an attorney for eight years. In fact, she started her blog, during her final year of law school. She now spends her days developing recipes, working as a brand ambassador, and appearing at food and wine festivals on behalf of a number of prominent brands. 

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Shanika Hillocks

Freelance journalist and Influencer Marketing Manager at bread & Butter. Shanika Hillocks brings her passion for hospitality and experience leading influencer marketing campaigns in the wine & spirits spaces, to the bread & Butter digital team as an Influencer Marketing Manager. A successful freelance journalist, Shanika has covered the philosophies behind a restaurant's cuisine, a beverage director's sales strategy, and regularly profiles luminaries within food & beverage. As a MoxxieMade Courage Invigorator, Shanika has a penchant for classic cocktails, a good library read and creating community out of the connections this digital age brings about. 

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Topic Focus: 
Feed Your Passions

Our topic focus is on passion. We have all heard the generic phrase of living a life full of passion, but what does that really mean? How do you find your passions? Do your passions need to be productive to matter? And, in our busy lives, how do you even make time for it? Our incredible panelists will share their thoughts on how to feed your passions.

Inspiration Kit

At MoxxieMade, we believe in giving yourself of the gift of time for #selflove and #selfcare (shout out to our Queen Oprah!), and the best way to get the most out of our MoxxieMade Supper Series: Feed Your Passions is to reflect upon the prompts we included below before the event as well as take some time after the event to think on our post thought starters.