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Erin Fairbanks

GROUT Consulting

Erin is chief operator at GROUT Consulting, a social impact firm based in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a co-founder of Women in Hospitality United, a non-profit organization dedicated to reimagining the hospitality industry. She cut her chops in hospitality serving as the Executive Director of Heritage Radio Network, working as a line cook at Gramercy Tavern, a manager at Zingerman’s Deli and a farmer for Flying Pigs Farm in Shushan, NY. She sits on the advisory council for both Glynwood, an agricultural non-profit serving New York State’s Hudson Valley and the Julia Child Foundation. She is the Junior Board Chair for the Food Education Fund a non-profit that serves the students of Food and Finance High School and also sits on the advisory board of Equity Advocates a nonprofit that prepares and trains food movement leaders to be powerful advocates. She is passionate about palliative care, female empowerment, and social justice.