Meet the Speakers: Lou Cooperhouse

Lou Cooperhouse will talk about global food trends and the food tech revolution
Lou Cooperhouse will talk about global food trends and the food tech revolution

Cutting-edge industry topics are on the agenda for this year’s European Foodservice Summit, which will take place at the Lakeside in Zurich on September 21st and 22nd. On the agenda: restaurant and food tech, sustainability, market movements and major issues like inflation, supply chain challenges and staff shortage. Expect top international speakers and industry insiders. Among them: 

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Lou Cooperhouse, Co-Founder, President and CEO of BlueNalu

Lou Cooperhouse is Co-Founder, President and CEO of BlueNalu, a leading provider of cell-cultured seafood. Lou is recognized as a leading global authority in food business innovation and technology commercialization, with extensive leadership experiences throughout his 35+ year career in the food industry.  

Most recently, Lou served as CEO of Food Spectrum, LLC, where he provided a broad array of strategic consulting and business management expertise to the food industry. Lou also served as a founder and the Executive Director of the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center (FIC), and led this program for approximately 15 years. With his deep and diverse understanding of the food industry, Lou has spoken at hundreds of conferences throughout his career, specializing in food trends, disruptive technologies, and global best practices in business innovation and incubation.

At this year’s European Foodservice Summit, Lou will analyze global foodtrends and point out how food technologies have enabled a great number of (sustainable) solutions that consumers are seeking. His speech will also include a short case study of BlueNalu’s cell-cultured sea food while also providing insight into other alternate protein solutions including precision fermentation, plant-based solutions and more.

Lou Cooperhouse, BlueNalu
Food Tech Revolution!
  • Global Food Trends, Transformational Technologies and a Sustainable Future
  • Insider Insights on All Things Alt-Protein: Cell-Cultured, Fermented, Plant-Based


About the EFSS

The European Foodservice Summit is a well-established, highly appraised international industry event and networking platform. The conference is organized by the trade journal foodservice Europe & Middle East of the dfv media group and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

Our participants and target group are the main players (entrepreneurs/senior management) of the multi-unit restaurant and catering industry. For suppliers and consultants a limited number of seats is available.

The number of participants is limited to 250, to keep the atmosphere intimate.

The event kicks off on 20 September with an evening get-together - plenty of opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and network!

Register now for the European Foodservice Summit and become a part of this outstanding community and help create a strong Pan-European network!

Getting Ahead of the Transformation
Tech Trends. Labor. Market Movements.

(20), September 21 & 22, 2022
Lakeside, Zurich

New to the European Foodservice Summit?
For an overview take a look at our 20-year anniversary brochure (2019): 
Impressions from the European Foodservice Summit 2021:

Due to Covid, in 2021, the EFSS took place at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich. The number of participants was limited to 150. In 2022, the event will be back in full size at its original location, the Lakeside, on the shores of Lake Zurich.