Meet Dan

Dan Giusti is the Founder of Brigaid. He formerly served as the Head Chef of Noma in Copenhagen, perennially called 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 seeing his aunt (Zia Rosa) taking care of his family, catering to everybody’s every single need, and simply making everyone happy through her food. This inspired Dan to get into cooking. He wanted to bring that same joy and comfort to others through food. After three tremendous years as the Head Chef of Noma, he wanted to expand his reach and bring his expertise to tackle another challenge: school food.

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


Meet the Chefs

Chef Ryan Kennedy was born and raised in New London County, Connecticut. Ryan has spent the last 20 years working in restaurants around the New London area. For the last nine years, he was the head chef at Coffees Country Market and Fine Catering. Ryan joined Brigaid in August of 2016 as the Head Chef at New London High School.

Chef Ryan Kennedy was born and raised in New London County, Connecticut. Ryan has spent the last 20 years working in restaurants around the New London area. For the last nine years, he was the head chef at Coffees Country Market and Fine Catering. Ryan joined Brigaid in August of 2016 as the Head Chef at New London High School.

Ryan Kennedy
New London High School

Chef April Kindt was born and raised in Pennsylvania.  After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, she spent ten years cooking at several resorts in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to the East coast as an Executive Sous Chef for Newport Restaurant Group in Newport, Rhode Island.  April joined Brigaid in August of 2016 as the Head Chef at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School.

Chef April Kindt was born and raised in Pennsylvania.  After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, she spent ten years cooking at several resorts in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to the East coast as an Executive Sous Chef for Newport Restaurant Group in Newport, Rhode Island.  April joined Brigaid in August of 2016 as the Head Chef at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School.

April Kindt
Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

 
Chef Tyler Guerin was born in South Berwick, Maine. Tyler has worked at a number of highly-regarded restaurants in the northeast and most recently worked at Bror in Copenhagen. Tyler first joined Brigaid as a cook at New London High School and became the Head Chef at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in November 2016.

Chef Tyler Guerin was born in South Berwick, Maine. Tyler has worked at a number of highly-regarded restaurants in the northeast and most recently worked at Bror in Copenhagen. Tyler first joined Brigaid as a cook at New London High School and became the Head Chef at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in November 2016.

Tyler Guerin
Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School

Born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Wesley Barrington attended the Berklee College of Music and has worked at a number of restaurants in the Boston area. Wesley joined Brigaid as the Head Chef of Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School in December 2016.

Born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Wesley Barrington attended the Berklee College of Music and has worked at a number of restaurants in the Boston area. Wesley joined Brigaid as the Head Chef of Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School in December 2016.

Wesley Barrington
Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School

 
Chef Angeline Chiang was born in Connecticut and received a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Connecticut. Most recently as the Sous Chef of Ivan Ramen, she has worked at a number of highly-regarded restaurants in New York City. Angeline joined Brigaid in May 2017.

Chef Angeline Chiang was born in Connecticut and received a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Connecticut. Most recently as the Sous Chef of Ivan Ramen, she has worked at a number of highly-regarded restaurants in New York City. Angeline joined Brigaid in May 2017.

Chef Emily Chao grew up in Washington State and received her B.A. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Emily has worked at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C. and, most recently, at Jean-Georges in NYC. Emily joined Brigaid in August 2017.

Chef Emily Chao grew up in Washington State and received her B.A. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Emily has worked at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C. and, most recently, at Jean-Georges in NYC. Emily joined Brigaid in August 2017.

Emily Chao
C.B. Jennings Elementary School

Angeline Chiang
Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School


Meet the Team

 
Born in Taiwan and raised in southern California, Kevin Lo comes from a political and policy background. After graduating from Georgetown University, Kevin worked for Hillary for America and the Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign as a Regional Organizing Director in Allegheny County. Kevin joined Brigaid in January 2017 as its Chief Operating Officer.

Born in Taiwan and raised in southern California, Kevin Lo comes from a political and policy background. After graduating from Georgetown University, Kevin worked for Hillary for America and the Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign as a Regional Organizing Director in Allegheny County. Kevin joined Brigaid in January 2017 as its Chief Operating Officer.

 
 

Kevin Lo
Chief Operating Officer