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About Us


Affordable, healthy, local food for all.


Wholesome Wave inspires under-served consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local, and regional food.

We Believe

Poverty should not be an obstacle to eating fruits and vegetables.


Founder and CEO Michel Nischan is a three-time James Beard Foundation award-winning chef with over 30 years of leadership experience advocating for a more sustainable food system. He is also Co-Founder of the Chefs Action Network, as well as Founder and Partner with the late actor Paul Newman of the former Dressing Room Restaurant. In 2015, he was honored as the James Beard Awards’ Humanitarian of the Year.

Joining Michel on the Executive Team are Chief Expansion Officer, Ed Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, Craig Lomma, Chief Programs Officer, Skye Cornell, and Vice President of Marketing, Margaret Wetzler.

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