Chef Tom Coohill, owner of Coohills restaurant in Lower Downtown, has been tapped to represent Colorado at the 2017 Plate of the Union Farm Bill Summit on April 26-17 in Washington, D.C.
Coohill will join chefs and food industry leaders from around the country to review and discuss food policies surrounding the 2018 Farm Bill on April 26. The group, led by the agricultural advocacy organization Plate of the Union, will report its findings and recommendations to the House and Senate on April 27.
“Because of our commitment to locally sourced and farm-fresh ingredients, Coohills is a natural fit for this important outreach campaign,” Coohill says. “It’s an honor to be able to participate in this component of the democratic process, and I look forward to assisting in the promotion of healthier food for this country, which will result in healthier communities and a healthier environment.”
Every five years, Congress is tasked with passing the farm bill, which affects things such as how food is grown, what it costs the consumer, the safety of drinking water and whether all Americans have access to healthy, affordable food.
Plate of the Union is a food advocacy organization with a mission of encouraging U.S. agriculture to focus on organic and sustainable practices with positive impacts on land and water.