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Dan Giusti

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Brigade

Dan Giusti is the Founder of Brigaid. He formerly served as the Head Chef of Noma in Copenhagen (perennially named the best restaurant in the world) and the Executive Chef of 1789 in Washington, D.C.

Coming from a big Italian family, Dan grew up watching his aunt take care of his family, catering to everyone’s needs, and bringing happiness through her food. This is what inspired Dan to get into cooking. He wanted to bring that same joy and comfort to others through food. After three years as the Head Chef of Noma, he wanted to expand his reach by bringing his expertise to tackle another challenge: school food.

Dan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.

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