016 - Dan Giusti: From Noma to Public School Food in the US


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 in the United States.

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

Tomas Reyes