Beyond what’s on stage, there are a variety of opportunities for an event to expose you to local businesses who offer goods and services that reflect the local environment and culture. Collaborating with local entrepreneurs in such a way that these entrepreneurs are integrated into the event, creates a more authentic and impactful experience. SHIFT embraces this throughout the SHIFT Summit, but the People’s Banquet demonstrates best practices in supporting local entrepreneurs. Through a collaborative effort with Slow Foods in the Tetons six months leading into the event, SHIFT sources food from all local farms in Wyoming and Idaho and pairs these producers with local restaurants and chefs in Jackson to a create a unique menu that utilizes primarily fermented ingredients to keep it all local due to the time of year. The result is an epic finale to the three-day event with a farm-to-table menu and local craft beer, spirits, and wine selections to pair with the half vegetarian and half responsibly raised meat menu.