Michel Nischan Honored as 2015 Humanitarian of the Year by James Beard Foundation

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Congratulations to Michel Nischan who is receiving the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year award from the James Beard Foundation. Chef Nischan is an ardent supporter of the sustainable food movement and two-time James Beard Foundation Award winner. Here at CTbites, we know and love him as the founder and partner of the former Dressing Room Restaurant and as the founder, president, and CEO of Wholesome Wave. 

From the Foundation:

Our 2015 Humanitarian of the Year award will go to Michel Nischan. A chef and pioneering sustainability advocate, Nischan runs Wholesome Wave, an influential non-profit that teaches underserved consumers about healthy diet choices and fights for increased access to nutritious and locally grown food. He was the founder and chef of the former Dressing Room Restaurant, and also co-founded the Chefs Action Network. Both honorees will accept their awards at the James Beard Awards on Monday, May 4, at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Read the full news release on the James Beard Foundation website.