Brainfood Chef Advisory Board Launches with Teddy Folkman and Bryan Moscatello

Washington, DC, May 11, 2010 - Brainfood, a DC-based nonprofit that uses food and cooking as tools to teach life skills and healthy living to local youth, today announced the formation of its Chef Advisory Board, which is comprised of local chefs committed to helping local teenagers explore cooking and gain the skills needed to make healthy life choices in the kitchen and beyond.

The founding members of the Brainfood Chef Advisory Board are:

  • Teddy Folkman, executive chef and co-owner of Granville Moore’s Gastropub, finalist on ‘The Next Food Network Star’ and co-owner of H Street Country Club and Capitol Lounge 
  • Bryan Moscatello, executive chef of Zola, Potenza and Zola Wine and Kitchen

“Both Bryan and Teddy have been longtime supporters of Brainfood as guest chefs in our kitchens and hosts of Brainfood events, so it was a natural progression to formalize their involvement,” said Paul Dahm, executive director of Brainfood.  “The Chef Advisory Board gives us a means to acknowledge those who already support us and to provide concrete ways in which others in the food industry can become equally engaged.” 

In their capacity as Brainfood Chef Advisory Board members, Moscatello, Folkman and other local chefs will continue to teach, inspire and mentor local youth as guest chefs at Brainfood’s after-school and summer classes, while raising awareness of Brainfood among restaurateurs, local foodies and others in the food industry.  Brainfood youth draw knowledge and motivation from chefs like Moscatello, Folkman and White House chefs, Cristeta Comerford and Sam Kass, who have invited Brainfood to cook with them on several occasions.

For more information about the Brainfood Chef Advisory Board, including how to be considered for the Board, contact Paul Dahm at 301.529.2679 or paul@brain-food.org.

About Brainfood:

Brainfood is a nonprofit youth development organization that uses food and cooking as tools to teach life skills and healthy living to teenagers in a safe, healthy and positive environment. Local high school students participate in our programs either twice a week after school or five days a week for six weeks during the summer. Activities include hands-on cooking classes, lectures, field trips and community service projects. Brainfood graduates are equipped with practical cooking skills, an introduction to the food industry, a framework for nutritious eating, and leadership and life experiences that prepare them to make a difference in their communities. Brainfood is in its 10th year of operations and has locations in the Columbia Heights and Chinatown neighborhoods of Washington, DC. For more information, visit: www.brain-food.org. 

Contact:                                                                                Media Contact:
Paul Dahm                                                                             Karen Lee Sippel 
202-667-5515 (office)                                                           703-966-1282 (cell)
301-529-2679 (cell)                                                               karen.sippel@gmail.com 
paul@brain-food.org