Next Course specializes in strategy and systems design towards an efficient food future.  We provide workshops, speaking, and advisory services focused on food waste reduction throughout the supply chain.  Clients include food and tech companies, government agencies, entrepreneurs, and NGOs.

Dana is a visionary change agent. She brings passion and a collaborative mindset to proactively find solutions for food waste and sustainable food.
— Erin Fitzgerald, CEO, US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance

“First Course” Starter Package

Want to reduce food waste within your company, but don’t know where to start? Try this quick and dirty analysis.

Advisory Services

We provide advisory services to food and technology companies, foundations, government agencies, and other institutions interested in developing strategies or products that reduce waste within the food system. Clients include Google, Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts, Family Offices, Off the Grid, Dairy Management Inc., & Climate Collaborative.

Strategy Sessions

Want everyone in your company to care as passionately about food waste reduction as you do? Ready to crowdsource specific solutions from your own employees? These half and full-day workshops help your organization develop both the necessary buy-in and a roadmap of specific opportunities for wasting less food. Workshops range from basic to advanced and are customized for your organization.

Product Reviews

Are your products leading to food waste or helping to fight it? This quick and dirty analysis of a single product line or full product portfolio will outline the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your products related to food waste. A great way to take a pulse on where your products stand and get fodder for potential design improvements. Can be done for food, tech, or kitchen appliance products.


Interested in bringing the topic of food waste to light or hearing the latest advances at your next event? Dana is an experienced speaker, having keynoted several conferences and spoken at events ranging from New York Times Tomorrow's Food Future Conference to Bank of America's employee event to Meeting Planners International annual conference.  She is available for both internal presentations as well as larger public events.