Jacquelyn A. Ottman
Jacquelyn Ottman is a native New Yorker and an advocate for zero waste. A pioneer in the field of green marketing, she is the author of several books on the subject. She is a past chair, Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board, and editor and founder of WeHateToWaste.com.
A scratch cook since childhood, she is the author of two self-published books on her personal culinary history: “Family Gatherings: Five Recipes from Five Generations” (2000), a collection of family recipes; and “Ottman and Company: One Daughter Remembers” (2017), the story of her family’s 150-year old NYC meat purveying firm.
She is currently working on a multi-cultural and social history of leftovers. Her goal: activate food writers, chefs, restauranteurs, food waste advocates and other food influentials to help inspire home cooks to discover the joy in transforming what’s left from yesterday’s dinner into something new and special.
Awards and Recognition
- Her book, The New Rules of Green Marketing, was named one of the top 40 sustainability books of the year by Cambridge University (UK).