Michel Nischan

Founder & CEO
Wholesome Wave
Participates in 2 items
Michel Nischan is a four-time James Beard Award winning chef with over 30 years of leadership advocating for a more healthful, sustainable food system. He is Founder and CEO of Wholesome Wave, Co-Founder of the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Action Network, as well as Founder and Partner with the late actor Paul Newman of the former Dressing Room Restaurant. Nischan, whose parents were farmers, began his career at 19, cooking breakfast at a truck stop. He quickly realized that the ingredients coming in the back door fell far short of the farm-fresh harvests he’d grown up on, and began a life-long career championing the farm-to-table concept, decades before it had a name. 


Nischan was instrumental in securing $100M for Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants in the current Federal Farm Bill, expanding affordable access to locally grown fruits and vegetables. He's also the author of three cookbooks on sustainable food systems and social equity through food. A lifetime Ashoka fellow, he serves as a director on the board of the Jacques Pepin Foundation and on the advisory boards of Chef’s Collaborative, Modern Farmer, TerraVia, Good Food Media Network, The National Young Farmers Coalition and the National Farm to School Network. The James Beard Foundation honored Nischan as the 2015 Humanitarian of The Year.

Sessions in which Michel Nischan participates

Friday 2 November, 2018

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
Louise Hénault-Éthier
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Fondation David Suzuki
Chef des projets scienti...
Michel Nischan
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Wholesome Wave
Founder & CEO
Malek Batal
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Elisa Levi
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Centre for Studies in Fo...
Certificate Instructor a...
11:00 AM
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