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“I want to be involved for real.” – Tyler Florence Joins Our Board

We are delighted to announce our newest board member: the one and only Chef Tyler Florence.

Our CEO Chef Michel Nischan has been crossing paths with Tyler for years at culinary events and charity appearances and they’ve always hit it off. Two years ago Chef Florence—who has long thrown his fame behind food banks and other good causes—got on the phone with Michel to hear all about Wholesome Wave’s work making produce affordable across the country. He loved what he learned.

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Tyler joined us at our inaugural benefit dinner in April alongside Carmen Quagliata, Jacques Pépin, Jacques Torres and Seamus Mullen.

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At our April Benefit Tyler cooked Finger Lakes Farms Duck with Morels, Peas, and Lettuces. If you missed it, you missed out.

“Tyler was so stoked about what we’re doing,” recalls Michel. “He said, ‘How can I help? I want to be involved for real.’ He offered to join Wholesome Wave’s board and now it’s official.” (Florence even flew his crew to New York in April to work his magic for guests of our benefit dinner.)

“Tyler is a creative chef with a great following—and he’s a great human being,” continues Michel. “We’re thrilled to add his powerful voice to the importance of what do. Plus he’s based in California, where we have our new West Coast office and where we’ve launched our FVRx partnership with Target. So he’s perfectly positioned to strengthen impacts and expand our work. It’s huge.”

Stay tuned for news of what he’ll be cooking up with us.

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