Professional Memberships

  • CT NOFA, (Northeast Organic Farmers Association)
  • FCSI (Food Service Consultants International), professional member
  • Slow Food, member
  • Sustainable Food Laboratory, member


  • CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association), Vice President
  • CT Dept. of Agriculture Farm to Chef Program, Advisory Board Member - Food, Farms and Jobs - Advisory Board for the State of CT
  • New Haven Land Trust, Executive Advisory Board Member
  • State of CT Food, Farms and Jobs – Advisory Board for the State of CT
  • Real Food Challenge, Advisory Board Member
  • KIDS’ FANS (KIDS Fitness and Nutrition Services—Childhood Obesity Prevention and Intervention project), Advisory Board Member
  • American Red Cross, Wallingford & Meriden Branch, Chairman

Awards & Recognitions

  • Farmland Preservation Pathfinder 2005 – Outstanding Individual Award
  • Nominated as the Glynwood Center’s Harvest Award 2005 - Outstanding Achievement
  • Invited to present at the Culinary Institute of America’s ―Flavor, Quality & American Menu‖ Conference to 100 of the top food service professionals in the nation
  • Chosen as one of Slow Food USA’s Slow Food in Schools Project Leaders
  • Selected as a Food Service Professional on the Jamie Oliver - Food Revolution website