FFHS Principal:


Roger Turgeon is a long-time chef turned culinary arts instructor, and he responded to the opportunity to design a small specialty school in the mid-2000’s as part of the Gates-funded New Visions project. In 2004, FFHS opened its doors.


In 2016, Principal Turgeon was the recipient of the prestigious Cahn Fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was one of only 22 Principals nationwide to receive the honor.


Our Assistant Principal:

Michael Bollati

FFHS Chef Instructors:


9th Grade: 

Chef Christopher Burgos - Culinary Exploration


10th Grade: 

Chef Billy Doherty - Baking 1

Chef Michael Lynch - Culinary Arts 1


11th Grade: 

Chef Jonathan Yung - Baking 2

Chef Geoffrey Tulloch - Culinary Arts 2


Food Education Fund Staff: 

Eliza Loehr, Executive Director

Kat Taveras, Program Director

Nick Noyes, Career Development Manager

Showgofa Hamraz, Director of Operations

Chef Vera Kaltinick, After School Programming


Food Education Fund (FEF)

Board of Directors: 


Nan Shipley (Chair)

Angie Buonpane

Keith Cohen

Giovanni Colavita

Dana Cowin

Sean Feeney

Rhonda Powell

Debra Puchalla


Alexis Rosenzweig

Claudia Sidoti

Mike Surabian

Steve Tenedios

Food Education Fund

Junior Board:

Jonathan Moldenhauer (Chair)

Ola Akinola

Michael Chao

Nalissa Dyalram

Teishawn Florestal-Kevelier

Rebecca Gildiner

Showgofa Hamraz

Sara Kim

Maya Land

Alex Larson

Alec Leavitt

Jessica McAdaragh

Kyle McCullers

Jon Mero

Hallie Meyer

Jonah Miller

Kevin Nugent

Elizabeth Peralta

Josh Podolsky

Nashali Rivera

Karina Sosa

Christopher Weathered

Nicolas Zuvia

Food Education Fund

Industry Advisory Board:

Food and Finance High 

School Advisory Board:

Frank Costantino Monroe College 

Ronnie Eldridge Former City Council Member 

Liz Neumark Great Performances 

Judith Norell Silver Moon Bakery 

Andrew Rigie New York City Hospitality Alliance

Amy Scherber Amy’s Bread

Stephen O’Brien Office of School Food 

Susan Stockton 

Roger Turgeon Food and Finance High School 

Philson Warner Cornell University Cooperative Extension 

Stanley Zabar Zabar’s 

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Jason Pfeifer

Ben Pollinger

Joe Quintana

Anthony Ricco
Missy Robbins

Surbhi Sahni
Aaron Sanchez
Chris Santos

Anthony Sasso

Paras Shah

Amy Stevenson

Bill Telepan
Jamie Tiampo

Christina Tosi

Miguel Trinidad

David Waltuck

Jonathan Waxman

Jessica Weiss

Melba Wilson

Stephen Yen
Geoffrey Zakarian

Brad Farmerie

Rebecca Flammino

Bobby Flay

Joey Fortunato

Amanda Freitag

Michelle Gauthier

Andrew Gold

Ingrid Hoffmann

Jason Hua
Chris Jaeckle

Sara Jenkins

Elizabeth Karmel
Dan Kluger

Mark Ladner

Sarabeth Levine

Bobbie Lloyd

Brandon Lynn

Nick Malgieri

Daisy Martinez

Hemant Mathur

Marc Murphy

Carla Hall (Chair)

Danielle Alex

Ted Allen

Sunny Anderson

Mike Anthony

Greg Baxtrom

Justin Bazdarich
Rob Bleifer
Eric Bromberg
Joe Campanale
Joey Campanaro
Josh Capon
August Cardona

Lena Ciardullo
Andrew Carmellini

Esther Choi

Amanda Cohen

Tom Colicchio
Lawrence Covitt

Suzanne Cupps

John Doherty

Call us:

(212) 586-2943

Find us: 

525 W 50th Street

New York, NY 10019


The Food Education Fund, Inc. (FEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Tax ID #: 26-3497284. Make a donation here

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