Wholesome Wave CEO & Dressing Room Restaurant Owner Michel Nischan to be Honored as Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions 2012 Chef of the Year

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(Bridgeport, CT) – Wholesome Wave is proud to announce that our co-founder and CEO Michel Nischan will be honored tonight at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as its acclaimed Seafood Watch program’s Chef of the Year.  The award ceremony will kick off the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 11th annual Cooking for Solutions 2012 culinary event.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is honoring Michel for his commitment to sustainability, which began in the early 80’s as an early “locavore” chef, has grown through his renowned Westport, CT Dressing Room restaurant created with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and manifest into a national nonprofit organization dedicated to making our food system more vibrant and equitable for all.

On Friday, Nell Newman, Co-Founder and President, Product Development and Public Relations at Newman’s Own Organics and the Chair of Wholesome Wave’s Board of Directors will join Michel and Rick Bayless, renowned chef, TV personality and founder of the Frontera Farmer Foundation, in a candid conversation about the passion and core values that drive their influential careers.

Follow @MontereyAq, @michelnischan, and @wholesomewave on Twitter for live coverage of the event.

Cooking for Solutions hashtag is #CFS12

About Cooking for Solutions

Cooking for Solutions supports the Monterey Bay Aquarium respected Seafood Watch program. Seafood Watch is recognized as the leader in creating science-based recommendations that help consumers, chefs and businesses choose seafood that is caught or farmed in ways that contribute to healthy oceans.

About Wholesome Wave

Wholesome Wave is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting small- and mid-sized farmers and making fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables available to all people, regardless of income. Wholesome Wave partners with farmers markets, community leaders, healthcare providers, like-minded nonprofits and government entities to implement programs that benefit consumers in under-served communities and the farmers who provide for them.


Ralph Loglisci




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