Table Talk with Jessica Dunker

We’ll call ahead to make the reservation, all you have to do is tune in for a fun-filled and insightful conversation about Iowa’s restaurant industry!

In this episode of the Table Talk podcast, Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, shares about the creativity and entrepreneurship that spans Iowa’s 6,200 restaurants and taverns. She gives you an inside look at nose-to-tail food trends, consumer dining preferences and the value of building connections between Iowa farmers and chefs.

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Jessica Dunker (right) poses with Linda Funk (left) and Kerri Rush (center) during the 2019 Soyfoods Salad Dressing Competition at the Iowa State Fair. Photo credit: Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association

Jessica Dunker (right) poses with Linda Funk (left) and Kerri Rush (center) during the 2019 Soyfoods Salad Dressing Competition at the Iowa State Fair. Photo credit: Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association

About Table Talk

The Iowa Food & Family Project’s Table Talk podcast explores your questions about food, and everything is on the table! You’ll hear from Iowa experts on topics across the farm to fork chain – ranging from confusing food label claims and product recalls to menu trends and food waste.