Staff & Board

We’re chefs and cooks, educators and finance professionals. We’re a team of passionate individuals with wide-ranging skills all working towards the same goal.  


Executive Director

Jen Faigel

Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Camila Achury

Production Crew Member

Johana Aponte

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

DeShawn Braxton

Production Crew Member

Charles Core-Archi

Shared Kitchen Manager

James Farrel

Director of Entrepreneurship Programs

Ploy Khunisorn

Director of Culinary Operations

Shawn Hunter

Production Crew Member

Vladimir Moreta

Production Crew Member

Jorge Matias

Production Crew Member

Gerard Paschal

Production Crew Member

Collicia Rice

Production Crew Member

Dinora Rosa

Director of Communications

Bonnie Rosenbaum

Kitchen and Facilities Manager

Colin Roy

Chief Operating Officer

Tyler Seever

Contract Manufacturing Coordinator

Chante Soares

Finance, Development, & Technology Associate

Kingdell Valdez

Board of Directors


Lori Smith Britton

Board Member

Antoinette Coakley​


Yves Nau

Board Member

Kara Fagan-Rayner​

Board Member

Sheldon Lloyd​


Daniel StrongWalker Thomas​