Luca Carnevale

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Luca Carnevale | 36 | Executive director of operations, Hope & Main


What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? Two key developments stand out. Entrepreneurship out of necessity: The COVID-19 pandemic forced individuals to adapt and find new ways to sustain themselves. And, increased focus on sustainability. There has been a growing emphasis on sustainability in the food industry, with consumers becoming more conscious of the environmental impact of their food choices.

What is the best advice you have ever received? To not be afraid of making mistakes. Mistakes are an inherent part of the learning process and are often the first step toward achieving success.

Where do you see yourself in five years? I envision myself continuing to contribute to the food industry by working toward building a stronger local food economy.

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What was your first job? A busser at Twin Oaks restaurant.

What is your greatest attribute that you bring to your job? A sense of calmness and a steady approach. I firmly believe in maintaining composure under pressure and being able to navigate through challenging situations with clarity.

What led you to pursuing a career in your current industry? It was driven by a combination of my experience in the food industry and a deep-rooted passion for assisting individuals in realizing their dreams. It is a wonderful combination of my professional background and my personal aspiration to make a positive impact in people’s lives.