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This Chef Left The World’s Best Restaurant To Make School Lunches

This top chef hopes to transform school cafeteria lunches.

Imagine abandoning your job as a chef at the “world’s best” restaurant to instead prepare school lunches for children. Well, chef Daniel Giusti has done just that.

The chef-turned-entrepreneur just left his post as chef at world-famous Noma in Copenhagen to launch his start-up Brigaid, which hopes to redesign public school lunches by putting professional chefs in public school cafeterias, according to Business Insider.

Giusti piloted the program over the summer at two schools in Connecticut: New London High and Bennie Dover Jackson Middle.

He received 275 applications from chefs eager to work in the schools, but he ended up selecting only two chefs, April Kindt and Ryan Kennedy. The team have been working together to create lunches that are not only delicious and healthy, but also affordable, in order to meet the US Department of Education requirement that school lunches costs less than $3.18 to produce.

School has only been in session for a little over a month and already Giusti and his team are receiving and responding to feedback with new recipes and menus, and feel optimistic about the future of their endeavor.

Check out some of the Brigaid chefs’ creations below:

Today's School Lunch…Penne with Meatballs and Roasted Broccoli.

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We don’t know about you, but we’re wishing we were back in middle or high school right about now! Those lunches look delicious (and, of course, nutritious).