FEAST Miami is a series of vegan pop-up events at art venues to financially support new & emerging creative projects. Artists & small arts organizations are invited to present a simple proposal for an art project and eventgoers will vote for the project to be funded. Projects should be innovative, feasible and impact the community. Events will be held at various art venues throughout South Florida. The meals will be healthfully prepared with organic and locally sourced foods by Chef Loren Pulitzer. FEAST Miami is made possible through the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Knight Arts Challenge.
Susan Caraballo | Co-Founder and Committee Chair
Susan Caraballo has had a long career as an independent arts consultant, producer and curator. Early in her career, she founded Artemis, a service and presenting non-profit arts organization, whose mission was to support and develop South Florida-based artists. Susan currently serves as the Artistic Director of the ArtCenter/South Florida. Prior to this appointment, Susan was the Producer and Assistant Curator for the Contemporary Arts Project at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. She has worked with numerous arts organizations and artists in South Florida and Washington, D.C.
Susan has served on a number of Boards of Directors, including Artemis, Tigertail Productions, 801 Projects, SFCA’s interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop, and the Children’s Cultural Coalition. She has also served as a panelist on several grant review panels including Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida Division Cultural Affairs, Ohio Arts Council and Miami Light Project’s Here & Now Festival. Currently, she serves on the Art in Public Places Committee for the City of Miami Beach.
Alison Burgos | Co-Founder of Seed Miami Food & Wine Festival
Michelle Alexis Gaber | Co-Founder of Seed Miami Food & Wine Festival
Rene Gonzalez | Architect, Gonzalez Architecture
Kerry McLaney | Founder/Creative Director of 305 Creative Group
Nathalia Orquera | Writer of Maria Loves Green
Photo by Silvia Ros
Loren Pulitzer | Co-Founder and Head Chef
Loren has worked in the food industry for most of her life. She started in a bakery when she was 13. She loved working with food and enjoyed the people—from those who baked the bread to those that ate it. Her father could see that baking was her passion. After some years of his encouragement, she attended The New York Restaurant School to study baking.
After years of working in the pastry industry in NYC and NJ, Loren completed her degree in Hotel Management at University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She worked in contract food service for two years and in 2002 realized that she wanted to work with organic and natural food. She left her management position and started working for Whole Foods Market. It was there that she learned about food in an entirely new way, as well as, discovered a number of her own food sensitivities. With this new knowledge she began to learn an entirely new way of cooking, baking, and enjoying food. The path that Loren has walked has led her to healing herself through food and she is excited to pass on this awareness to others.
FEAST Miami co-founder, Loren has started working in the arts community. She has catered productions by artist Naomi Fisher, receptions for FUNDarte and Bridge Red Studios and even vegan catering for Dietl, a fine art shipping company, during Art Basel Miami Beach. She currently works as a personal chef for several private clients. Additionally, her vegan and gluten-free cookie line, Simply Sharon’s are sold at various locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and Columbus, Ohio.
Kristina Vogtner | Logo and Web Design
Photo by Naomi Fisher
Amanda Finuccio | Project Manager
Amanda Finuccio is a freelance Graphic Designer and Project Manager. She is a Miami native with a focus on the intersection of community, food, and design. She works with a number of organizations throughout Miami including O, Miami Poetry Festival. Amanda currently lives in New York City while pursuing a masters in Design for Social Innovation.
To view her work or get in touch please visit amandapfinuccio.com