Andi Sciacca

community · inclusion · access · justice · food system solidarity · education · equity

About Me

Andi Sciacca is the Founder + Executive Director of the MKE Food School. The MKE Food School is a center for learning, innovation, community-building, and resource-sharing. We're working with people that grow, harvest, sell, deliver, prepare, eat, reclaim, recover, research, write about, and talk about food because we want to create the space for an inspired and inclusive conversation around Milwaukee's community table. Andi is involved with several nonprofits, including the Junior League of Milwaukee, CultivateMKE, The Commons, Co:Lab, Food:Lab MKE, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and The Woman's Club of Wisconsin. An active member of the American Culinary Federation, the National Restaurant Association, The Wisconsin Restaurant Association, The Milwaukee Food Council, and the Institute of Food Technologists, Andi also mentors startups in the food, tech, and education sectors. She is on the Steering Committee for Women's Entrepreneurship Week MKE and is part of the Organizing Team for the MKE Chapter of Culture First. Andi is helping launch the Food Waste Alliance national network and served as a program coach for Seth Godin's Business of Food Workshop and as a graduate degree thesis advisor for Green Mountain College during its merger with the Prescott College masters of science in sustainable food systems program. She also works with The Culinary Institute of America's Food Business School as director of curriculum and program design for their graduate programs in food business entrepreneurship and innovation and wine and beverage management. Andi previously served the CIA as a member of the faculty, as assistant dean of faculty and instructional development, and as the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Her teaching career includes faculty positions with The City University of New York, The State University of New York, Marist College, Bard College Prison Initiative, and The Global Center for Advanced Studies. She is also a faculty member at the Milwaukee Institute of Art + Design.