Dan Giusti is the Founder of Brigaid and formerly served as the Head Chef of Noma in Copenhagen, as well as the Executive Chef of 1789 in Washington, D.C. Dan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
Coming from a big Italian family, Dan grew up watching his Aunt Zia Rosa take care of his family and bring them happiness through her food. This is what inspired him to get into cooking. After three years as the Head Chef of Noma, Dan wanted to take his career in a new direction and try to bring that same childhood comfort to as many people as possible. Given that the National School Lunch Program feeds 31 million students each day, school food seemed like the best place to start.