LocalFoodDude

LocalFoodDude joined FoodStart on Jun 12, 2013

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LocalFoodDude

 
Timothy Cipriano
Naugatuck, Connecticut

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Chef Timothy Cipriano is the Local Food Dude and Director of Food Services for Guilford Public Schools. Chef Tim was recruited to manage the food service operation in Guilford by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Freeman because of Tim's many successes and progressive programs he implemented while serving as the Executive Director of Food Services for New Haven Public Schools from July 2008 to September 2012. In March 2010, Chef Tim was one of ten chefs handpicked by the White House to meet with Chef Sam Kass, Executive Director of First Lady Michele Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, and the USDA at the White House to coordinate a program, Chefs Move to Schools. Because of Chef Tim's dedication to feeding America's children real food and for his part in coordinating the Chefs Move to Schools Program, President Obama named Chef Tim a Champion of Change in April 2011. As Chair of Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation New Haven, Chef Tim volunteers countless hours ensuring that no kid goes hungry in America. Share Our Strength named Chef Tim Advocate of the Year for his efforts.