Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P)

Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P)
Organization Name:
Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P)
Primary Address 1:
27 East 21st Street, 3rd Floor
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Other Locations 1:
Long Island Office (Finance and Administration)
1400 Lighthouse Road PO Box 515
Southold, NY 11971
T: 631.765.9406
F: 212.260.6041
Long Organization Description:

Karen Karp & Partners inspires, provokes and generates food systems innovation. We specialize in translating big ideas into tactical operations. Our process is personal, and our results are driven by success metrics established for each project.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 260-1070
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Karen Karp
Is there any other information you would like to share?:
Karen Karp & Partners is one of the original, consistently operating and successful food system consultancies in the U.S. Our success is attributed to our personalized approach, designed to meet the unique challenges facing our clients. We apply a combination of analytic, strategic, and tactical approaches to every problem and deliver solutions that can be measured and are always meaningful.
We have worked across the food sector—government, business, non-profit and education—since our founding. Our unique approach to cross-sector engagement builds high-performing collaborations that transform good ideas into good food.
How often does your organization use social media?:
Every day
Community members (approx.):
Our clients in NYC and across the U.S. serve more than 100,000 people per week.
Number of staff/employees:
9 plus contractors
Year Started:
Major Funders:
Clients: The James Beard Foundation, City Harvest, Open Door Family Medical Centers, Friends of the High Line, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Second Harvest Food Bank (Santa Clara County), PepsiCo, Monsanto, Paicines Ranch, Glynwood, Agriculture Innovations Development Group (Memphis), Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust, FINE (Farm to Institution New England), NYC Department of Education/Office of SchoolFood, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Packard Foundation, Liberty Prairie Foundation, Tom Cat Bakery, Pret A Manger and more.
Organization Type:
Food Systems Consultancy
About the Organization:
Founded in 1990, Karen Karp & Partners is a food business consultancy with two divisions: Our Good Food is Good Business division supports the healthy development, execution, and operations of food businesses and initiatives in the public and private sectors. Our services include strategic sourcing, feasibility analysis, market research, business planning, project management, and evaluation.
Our Good People are Good Business division builds leadership and organizational effectiveness in the food sector through talent and performance management, organizational assessment, capacity building, executive coaching, recruiting, and employee engagement services.
KK&P’s clients include corporations, government agencies, small businesses, non-profits, and educational organizations. For more than 25 years, KK&P has spearheaded and has been integral to the development and execution of food businesses, policies, and partnerships in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
Latest Project:
With funding from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s Real Jobs RI program and in collaboration with a diverse set of industry, education, and community-based partners, over the next five years, the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) will coordinate an employer-driven strategy to address human capital issues across food industry businesses, including production, distribution, manufacturing, food service, and retail. KK&P is working with RIFPC to develop a comprehensive plan for the initiative and to define and recruit for the role of director.
Areas Served:
Core Programs:
Services: Food System Planning Business & Program Development Recruiting & Performance Management Supply Chain Strategies Stakeholder Engagement Education & Events
Major Issues:
Areas of work: The New Food Economy, Regional and Community Food Systems, Health Care & Food, Sustainability
Services: Food Systems Planning, Business and Non-profit Strategy, Education Design, Event Design & Facilitation, Organizational Effectiveness and Recruiting
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9:30-6pm and as needed
For Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#futureoffood #kkandP #karenkarp #localfood #oysters #NoFo
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#goodfood #realfood #supplychain #consumereducation #sustainablefood
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