Phil Saneski’s culinary career started in Michelin-Star and James Beard Award finalist kitchens. While working in fine-dining, he helped launch the Research Chefs Association Upcycled Foods product development student competition--the world's first event focused on manufacturing byproducts. His curiosity about ingredients historically considered “waste,” and his passion for formulating delicious products led him to ReGrained, an innovative upcycled food start-up helping to change the way the world thinks about “waste” ingredients. Phil has spoken about upcycled foods at numerous local events as well as SXSW, New Products, and Cereal & Grains Association conferences. After Regrained, Phil moved on to product development for CCD Innovation, a chef-driven food & beverage consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked on a wide range of novel products. Currently Phil is the Culinary Director of Farming Hope, a culinary job training non-profit with a beautiful kitchen that hosts several types of future food activities from tasting menu dinners to collaboration popups to mini-expos. Phil graduated Summa Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales University with a BS in Culinary Science focused on Entrepreneurship.